Registration Open for Junior Olympics:
Pensacola, FL (May 11, 2018) – Pensacola Yacht Club’s Fleet Captain, Hal Smith, has announced the dates and format for the annual 2018 USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival, the JO’s. Clinics and event check-in and late registration will be on June 29th. Racing for Lasers, Club 420’s and Optimists is scheduled for June 30th and July 1st.
Pensacola Yacht Club (PYC) has made the JO’s an annual special event for youth sailing for almost two decades. This year will be no exception. Young Optimist Dinghy sailors will use this regatta as a training event for the Optimist Nationals scheduled at PYC July 13-22.
Tricky Conditions at RC44 Portorož Cup:
Portorož, Slovenia (May 11, 2018) – Slovenia continued to deliver on day two of the 2018 RC44 Portorož Cup. With another light forecast, crews and race committee were relieved to arrive in Marina Portorož this morning to find a solid northeasterly. Anticipating that this welcome situation might not last, PRO Peter Reggio coaxed crews off the dock and got the first race underway 20 minutes early.
In 12 knot winds and lumpy sea, Nico Poons and Charisma claimed the first race, showing a repeat of the form that won the Monaco-based Dutchman’s team the RC44 Calero Marinas Cup in March.