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IODA North American Optimist Championships reach half way mark


'IODA North American Optimist Championships'    ©Charles Anderson/RBYC

The 2013 International Optimist Dinghy Association North American Championship is at the half way mark with two days of fleet racing completed along with a successful day of team racing. 176 competitors from 19 nations have descended upon the tiny island from as far away as Japan and New Zealand. The competitors, coaches and team officials have enjoyed picture perfect 'Bermuda-ful' weather and winds out of the north from 8–16 knots.

Organizers the Bermuda Optimist Dinghy Association (BODA) and hosts the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (RBYC) kicked off the 39th running of the event with a parade of sail prior to the practice race. Teams sailed past the RBYC Commodore, the Deputy Governor, the US Consul General the Minister for Tourism, and other local dignitaries situated on the corner of the RBYC marina.

Current leader - Dante Cittadini (ARG) -  ©Charles Anderson/RBYC  
Later that evening the sailors paraded the streets of Hamilton from Albouy’s Point to Queen Elizabeth Park, led by the Bermuda Sea Cadets and the Bermuda Regiment Band. The Governor, His Excellency the Hon. George Ferguson, and other local dignitaries welcomed the competitors and wished them 'smooth sailing'. Optinam, as it is commonly called, was then declared officially 'open' by Quino Nigaglioni, IODA Vice President from Puerto Rico and the large crowd was entertained by Bermuda’s famous Gombey dancers as a finale.

After two days of fleet racing and six races, Argentina's Dante's Cittadini holds the top spot over the USA's Shawn Harvey. Ripley Shelley also from the USA sits in third place followed by Singapore’s Samuel Neo. Martina Pisani from Argentina rounds out the top five and is the leading female. Bermuda holds the sixth and seventh positions with Chase Cooper and Ceci Wollmann (second female) followed by Angasar Jordan from the USA. Luiza Cruz from Brazil is next in ninth place and the USA’s Luke Arnone is 10th.

The team racing event on Sunday was staged on two short courses in Hamilton Harbour. USA 2 (Shawn Harvey, Matt Logue, Ryan Hennessey, Louisa Nordstrom and Eduardo Mintzias) won the North American (NA) Team Racing championship defeating U.S. Virgin Island Team 3-2 in the final on Sunday while Singapore (Samuel Neo, Shyn Ee Phua, Jodie Lai, Isaac Tang, Serzen Gurung) defeated Argentina for the Nations Cup trophy (non NA countries).

Sailors will enjoy a well deserved day-off on Monday and fleet racing will continue on the Great Sound on Tuesday, finishing on Wednesday.

IODA North American Optimist Championships -  ©Charles Anderson/RBYC   Click Here to view large photo

IODA North American Optimist Championships -  ©Charles Anderson/RBYC  

IODA North American Optimist Championships -  ©Charles Anderson/RBYC  

IODA North American Optimist Championships -  ©Charles Anderson/RBYC  

IODA North American Optimist Championships -  ©Charles Anderson/RBYC  

IODA North American Optimist Championships -  ©Charles Anderson/RBYC  

IODA North American Optimist Championships -  ©Charles Anderson/RBYC   Click Here to view large photo

IODA North American Optimist Championships -  ©Charles Anderson/RBYC  


Results as of 18:39 on July 6, 2013

Overall

Sailed: 6, Discards: 1, To count: 5, Entries: 176, Scoring system: Appendix A

Rank

Nat

SailNo

HelmName

Gender

Flight

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

Total

Nett

Year

1

ARG

3493

Dante Cittadini

M

Blue

4.0

1.0

3.0

(14.0)

1.0

2.0

25.0

11.0

2001

2

USA

17848

Shawn Harvey

M

Yellow

1.0

1.0

6.0

(29.0)

7.0

2.0

46.0

17.0

1999

3

USA

5436

Ripley Shelley

M

Red

1.0

1.0

9.0

2.0

(60.0 OCS)

6.0

79.0

19.0

2001

4

SIN

119

Samuel Neo

M

Red

2.0

(24.0)

5.0

1.0

4.0

11.0

47.0

23.0

1999

5

ARG

3198

Martina Pisani

F

Blue

1.0

8.0

6.0

(24.0)

4.0

6.0

49.0

25.0

1998

6

BER

1037

Chase Cooper

M

Red

7.0

3.0

2.0

(16.0)

5.0

14.0

47.0

31.0

1998

7

BER

1029

Ceci Wollmann

F

Blue

22.0

3.0

1.0

2.0

5.0

(34.0)

67.0

33.0

1998

8

USA

19824

Ansgar Jordan

M

Yellow

13.0

(31.0)

10.0

4.0

9.0

1.0

68.0

37.0

2000

9

BRA

3790

Luiza Cruz

F

Yellow

2.0

12.0

5.0

3.0

15.0

(35.0)

72.0

37.0

1999

10

USA

19781

Luke Arnone

M

Red

(13.0)

6.0

5.0

6.0

10.0

10.0

50.0

37.0

2001

11

USA

18578

Ian Moran

M

Yellow

9.0

22.0

(33.0)

1.0

1.0

5.0

71.0

38.0

2000

12

ISV

925

Scott McKenzie

M

Blue

3.0

11.0

(35.0)

16.0

7.0

1.0

73.0

38.0

1998

13

USA

19452

Henry Burnes

M

Blue

14.0

4.0

(23.0)

1.0

17.0

3.0

62.0

39.0

1999

14

ARG

3276

Carmela Berger Maurette

F

Yellow

8.0

(60.0 OCS)

4.0

12.0

2.0

13.0

99.0

39.0

1998

15

BRA

3480

Breno Kneipp

M

Blue

10.0

7.0

13.0

7.0

3.0

(14.0)

54.0

40.0

2000


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