Optimist North Americans in Nassau

Published on December 16th, 2018

Over 160 junior sailors between the ages 12 to 15, from more than 20 countries, are expected on Nassau’s Montagu Bay to participate in the 2019 Optimist North American Championship from September 27 to October 4.

The Nassau Yacht Club and Bahamas National Sailing School, will host what has become the largest youth regatta in North America and the Caribbean.

“Over the past 60 years, the Optimist Dinghy has been the class that most World and Olympic Champions started their sailing career,” said BNSS Coach Robert Dunkley. “At the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition in Rio de Janeiro, 85% of all competitors started sailing in the Optimist Dinghy.”

The Member countries eligible to attend are those in North America, the Caribbean, and South America: Antigua, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Island, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, Ned. Antilles, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago, USA, US Virgin Islands, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, along with six Non-American members of IODA.

For event details, click here.

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