Forty junior sailors from four Virginia yacht clubs and one sailing school joined in the annual RRYC Junior Regatta on sunny, hot Saturday, July 22. Competitors, both young women and men, hailed from RRYC, Fishing Bay Yacht Club (FBYC), Norfolk Yacht and Country Club (NYCC), Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club (ICYCC), and Premier Sailing School.
Winds were light at the beginning, but built to 7-9 knots in the afternoon, allowing all five planned races.
It was hot and humid, but the kids kept cool by swimming in the river between races and were supplied with plenty of water by coaches and safety boats.
The overall Opti (Optimist) Fleet (22 boats) award went to Guthrie Braun of FBYC. For the Opti White fleet (sailors 10 and under) Bo Angus, Noah Wensell and James Allgeier were first, second and third, respectively. In the Opti Red fleet (11 and 12 years) Guthrie Braun, Baylor Goldthwaite and Madeline Amthor were first, second and third. First, second and third in the Opti Blue fleet (13-15 years) were Reed McAllister, Henry Allgeier and Audrey Permenter.
Click here to view the regatta photo album. Thanks to Charles Fulford for supplying and captaining the photo boat!