UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: FLASHBACK: 2009 Opti Rumble Regatta

Friday, July 12, 2019

FLASHBACK: 2009 Opti Rumble Regatta

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At the docks at PYC preparing for the regatta on Saturday.

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The fleet leaving Southport Harbor passing Ye Yacht Yard.

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Over 115 sailors competed offshore Southport on Saturday.

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Crossing the finish, Sasco Hill/Pine Creek Beach in the distance.

The Optimist was designed in 1947 by Clark Mills. The design was slightly modified and introduced to Europe by the Dane, Axel Damsgaard, and spread outwards across Europe from Scandinavia. The design was standardized in 1960 and became a strict one-design in 1995.

The International Optimist is sailed in over 100 countries by over 160,000 skippers and it is the ONLY yacht approved by the International Sailing Federation exclusively for sailors under 16. Quite simply, it's the dinghy in which the world learns to sail. It's worth noting that at the Beijing Olympics, 85% of medal winning skippers were former Optimist dinghy sailors. The International Optimist is the ideal introduction to sailing. It enables sailors to easily and quickly gain confidence on the water, whilst developing the essential sailing skills and techniques for the future. The Optimist is safe, unsinkable, easy & fun to sail, and readily transportable on car roof racks. The Optimist is a true International One Design class, with identical boats made of a durable GRP Hull, which means minimal maintenance, and may be purchased complete with sail and "dolly", a small trailor made specifically for the Optimist. The Optimist is the perfect sailing package for sailors under 16!

2009 Opti Rumble Slideshows: (CUT AND PASTE EACH LINK INTO NEW WINDOW):

2009 Opti Rumble Photostreams: (CUT AND PASTE EACH LINK INTO NEW WINDOW):

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