Wednesday, July 8, 2009

International Optimist News

The 2009 IODA North American Championship in the Dominican Republic just concluded with some of the best American results ever. American Chris Williford was the overall winner. Brian Higgins from Argentina was 2nd and Axel Sly, another member of Team USA was 3rd. LISOT sailors did a terrific job with Harry Koeppel 24th, Lily Katz 50th, Gary Prieto 54th, Holly Tullo 70th and Reinier Eenkema van Dijk 95th. Complete results can be seen at www.optinam2009.org/

Currently still in progress is the IODA European Championship and the Flanders Youth Regatta. The Europeans (Slovenia) continue through July 12th and the Flanders Youth Regatta (Belgium) concludes today. Follow LISOT sailors Drew Gallagher at the Europeans and Liza O’Connor and Constantine Spentzos in Flanders on the event websites –

IODA European Championship – www.sailpiran.si/eoc2009
Flanders Youth Regatta - www.nieuwpoortweek.be/

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