VIDEO: Optimist US Nationals 2018:
Racing in the four-day Optimist US Nationals was held July 15-18. The 2018 Optimist Girls National Championship was sailed Thursday July 19 and the 2018 Optimist Team Race National Championship was run on July 20-22. The event was hosted by Pensacola Yacht Club in in Pensacola, FL.
Talbot Wilson provides this video of the event and remarks, “The secret of success was the fun of it on shore and off. Happy sailors equals fun regatta.”
Iker Martinez Found Guilty of Misconduct:
Iker Martinez has been deemed to have bad manners, bad sportsmanship, and unethical behavior. That is the decree of the Spanish superstar, famous for two Olympic medals and 2011 World Sailor of the Year Award.
To back up, Martinez is seeking to compete again at the Olympic Games, pursuing the Nacra 17 mixed multihull event. His plan was to compete at the 2018 Sailing World Championships, an immensely critical test to prove to his national authority he is capable, and to insure the country qualifies for the Tokyo 2020 Games.
However, when Martinez submitted his boat for measurement at the World Champ…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Iker Martinez Found Guilty of Misconduct, Editor