Double win for Youth team in Ida Lewis Distance Race
Published on September 30th, 2014
Kate Nota and her team onboard the J/111 Odyssey won the Ripple Effect Short Video Contest, which was part of the 2014 Ida Lewis Distance Race this summer (August 15). The contest was introduced to the popular overnighter with the intention of engaging youth sailors (ages 14-20) by asking them to answer the question, “What do you like most about offshore/overnight sailing?” through a video essay or documentary no longer than five minutes in length.
The Odyssey team also won the event’s separately scored Youth Challenge (to qualify more than 40% of the crew had reached their 14th birthday but not turned 20 prior to August 15) and finished sixth in the 13-boat PHRF class. All classes sailed a 150-mile race that started and finished in Newport, Rhode Island. Hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club, the race celebrated its 10th edition in 2014 with a record 47-boat fleet.
Odyssey Team: Alfred Van Liew, Bob Goff, Trevor Davidson, George Moss, Kate Nota, Noah Kelleher, Sarah Kelleher, Jimmy Gieseke, and Johnny Gieseke.