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Sailing News 2018

Opti Sailors Compete in the USODA Valentine's Day Regatta
Saint Petersburg, Florida
February 3-4, 2018

Three  LYC Opti sailors traveled to Saint Petersburg, Florida, on February 3-4 to compete against their peers from around the country in the annual USODA Valentine's Day regatta.  Owen Bischoff, Morgan Gochberg, and Jonathan Wittick sailed in the competitive gold fleet.  The race committee was able to get off six races during the two-day event despite shifty winds and a strong current which led to multiple general recalls. A special mention goes to Morgan Gochberg, who had an excellent finish in race two, but learned he had been black-flagged.  When the scorer mistakenly failed to penalize him for the black flag, Morgan displayed great integrity and sportsmanship by self-reporting the error to the race committee.  LYC can be proud!

2018 Opti Team Race Midwinter Championships 
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
January 13-15, 2018

LYC junior sailors Wyatt Bischoff, Margaux Cowles and Leighton Farrel competed in the 2018 Optimist Team Race Midwinter Championships on Hilton Head Island January 13-15 with genuine southern hospitality from the hosts at South Carolina Yacht Club. Modest winds and chilly temperatures prevailed over the event which brought together twenty-three teams from across the country. At the end of the three days of competition, the LISOT Gold team, which Bischoff and Cowles were a part of, won the Silver Fleet in the championship round against Farrel’s team of LISOT Cool Grey which came in second.  A fun time was had by all!  For full results, click here.   

Left to right: Wyatt Bischoff, Margaux Cowles, Leighton Farrel