LISOT again has a large group of sailors representing TEAM USA in international events this Easter vacation. The International Optimist Dinghy Association (IODA) South American Championship is in Paracas, Peru, from March 13 to 23 while the 23rd Magic Marine Holland Easter Regatta is in Braassemermeer, The Netherlands from March 21 to 24. Concurrent with the Magic Marine Easter Regatta is the Lake Garda International Optimist Meeting, March 20 to 23 in Riva del Garda, Italy.
These three US Teams were selected last October at the United States Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA) Atlantic Coast Championships, in Norfolk, VA. LISOT’s Andrew Mollerus (Larchmont YC), Sarah Williams (Bay Head YC), Colin Murphy (Shelter Island YC) and Deirdre Lambert (Portland YC) are part of the 15 member South American Team while Olivia Crane (Noroton YC), William Greer (Indian Harbor YC), Matthew Mollerus (Larchmont YC), Ian Storck (Centerport YC) and Reinier Eeenkema van Dijk (Larchmont YC) are members of the 20 sailor Holland Easter Regatta team. Veteran optimist sailors Markus Edegran (Larchmont YC) and Declan Whitmyer (Noroton YC) are members of the 10 sailor Lake Garda Team USA.
These events can all be followed on event websites at:
IODA South American Championship - http://www.sudopti2008.com
Magic Marine Holland Easter Regatta - http://www.braassemermeer.nl
Lake Garda International Optimist Meeting - http://lakegardameeting.fragliavelariva.it/