Malta takes lead at Optimist Worlds
Published on July 8th, 2019
English Harbour, Antigua (July 8, 2019) – The 2019 Optimist World Championship got underway today for 257 sailors aged 11 to 15 years from 65 nations, with the field divided into three fleets for the qualifying stage of the event. Topping the field with two firsts is Richard Schultheis from Malta (above), followed by Ian Walker March (RSA) in second and Jack Redmond (USA) in third, while the top girl is Spain’s Maria Perello in 11th. The entry list beats the previous record of 62 nations set at the 2017 Optimist Worlds in Thailand. Racing is scheduled on July 8-15.