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BVI’s Duff Wins International Optimist Regatta

Rayne Duff, winner of the 22nd International Optimist Regatta. Photo: Dean Barnes

Shifting strategies to match wind speed and direction, staying out in front of the fleet and remaining calm provided successful strategies for 11-year-old Rayne Duff. Duff won the 22nd International Optimist Regatta (IOR) hosted out of the St. Thomas Yacht …

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Club Nautico de San Juan International Regatta 2014

Optimists race in San Juan Bay. Credit: Carlos Lee

Club Nautico de San Juan International Regatta Gusts blowing 20-plus-knots and rolling seas created challenging yet exhilarating conditions for nearly 100 sailors from five islands that competed in the 13th Club Nautico de San Juan International Regatta (CNSJIR), held January 31-February …

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83 Optimist Sailing Kids from 10 Nations at IOR

Competitors in the 2014 International Optimist Regatta. Credit: Dean Barnes

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. Eighty-three 7- to 15-year-olds will set sail in the 22nd International Optimist Regatta (IOR), June 21 to June 23. Nearly all of these junior sailors sharpened their skills earlier this week in the pre-regatta Sea …

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