The 2007 USODA Team Trials starts tomorrow at the Coral Reef Yacht Club in Miami, FL (www.coralreefyachtclub.org) and indications are it will be the largest ever at almost 200 boats. All of the sailors qualified by finishing in the top 25% of a regional regatta in the last 12 months (or top 50% of the Nationals). This event makes the team of sailors that will represent the USA at this summer's World, European and North American Championship as well as the Danish Nationals and the Flanders (Belgium) Youth Regatta. There are only 57 spots for these 5 events.
LISOT has 29 sailors participating. Expectations are high after 14 lisot sailors qualified for Spring international teams but Team Trials is always the most competitive event of the year. Not only is the competition fierce but the four days of sailing are both physically and mentally gruelling.
Racing starts on Thursday afternoon and goes through Sunday afternoon. Conditions are expected to be typical Biscayne
Bay-temps in the low 80's with moderate seabreezes daily.
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