Come one come all! Saturday, November 12, is the all-day
Optimist class National Championship Regatta for 8 - 14 year olds. There
will be 7 races, each one consisting of 2 laps around a regulation Olympic
triangular course. The venue is the beach at Caribbean Villas Hotel in San
There will be a big fleet - 19 boats - and 7 races. 38 young skippers
are entered to compete. The first two races are Qualifiers. The first of
these will start at 9:00am. The skippers who place in the top 9 of each
qualifier will advance to the finals. In the finals these 18 skippers will
race against each other 5 times. The last of these races is expected to
start at 4:30 pm. The three skippers with the best places added up for the
five races will be the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place National Champions. They will
be invited to race internationally in 2012. There are also trophies for best
team, and there are other awards as well. The awards ceremony is expected
to start at 5:30.
Spectators will find food and beverages available at the event, as are
restrooms. The races are so close to the beach that viewers can follow the
action easily. And with 19 boats, action there will be! Those who come are
in for at treat.

Sincerely, Forrest Jones, Press Officer, San Pedro Sailing Club