Tag Archives: Optimist Class

Girls Hike Harder: Ella Demand is Making a Name for Herself in the Opti Class

The US Optimist Dinghy Association does a great job of promoting youth sailing and getting kids excited about the sport. As a proud sponsor, we love to highlight these young racers and follow them as they grow! In this spotlight, meet nine-year-old … Continue reading

Share
Posted in One Design Racing | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Tommy Sitzmann and His Mismatched Socks Are Making Waves in the Opti Class

Ten year old Optimist sailor Tommy Sitzmann had a “white hot” summer winning several White Fleet events, often by large margins. Sailing against mostly older competitors, Tommy tied for the overall win at Rock Hall, placed in the top three … Continue reading

Share
Posted in One Design Racing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Opti Sailor Dutch Byerly Continues a Family Tradition

Eighth grader Dutch Byerly started sailing Optis after admiring his older brother sail. Dutch decided to try it too and was instantly hooked. At 13-years old he’s approaching the end of his Opti career, but he’s set big goals for … Continue reading

Share
Posted in One Design Racing | Tagged , | Leave a comment