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Friday, May 24, 2024


Young sailors will be racing this week-end at the 2000 Columbus Day Weekend Optimist and Laser Open Regatta , at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, Oct. 7, 8, and 9 at the St. Thomas Yacht Club.
Registration forms and releases must be signed by 9 a.m. Saturday for Optimist beginner racers, and 9 a.m. Sunday for laser sailors and Optimist green, red, white, and blue fleeters.
Optimist racing is open to sailors, age 15 and under, provided they have turned 15 in the current calendar year.
Saturday's regatta is open to beginning Optimist racers, competing in one of their first three Optimist races.
The Optimist beginner's regatta will be designed for at least three races. There will be a lunch break in the middle of the day.
Sailing instructions will be distributed by 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, according to a release from the St.Thomas Yacht Club.
Scoring in all races will be by the low point scoring system.
There will be three Optimist classes racing in the same starts on Sunday and Monday: red fleet; ages 15, 14, and 13, white fleet; ages 10 and under, blue fleet; ages 11 and 12 , and the green fleet.
The green fleet will have their own course and start, unless instructed otherwise at the skippers meeting prior to each day's racing.
Lasers will have their own starts, and sail a longer course.
The entry free is $35 for each participant. Lunches and water will be provided.
Overall prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third places, and the first three places in each class.
There will be prizes for the men and women's laser divisions.
Contact Shep Barrows for more information at 776-5000, 776-1134 in the evening, or 690-6557.

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