Oracle Team USA refurbishes 15 Optis

Updated: Jan 19, 2019



...This second batch of Optimist dinghies came from Sandys Boat Club, and were severely damaged in the two hurricanes that struck Bermuda in 2014. “This will have a huge impact on the rejuvenation and sustainability of our Junior Sailing Programme,” said Martin Siese, Past Commodore and Club Sailing Coordinator for Sandys Boat Club. “One of our main stumbling blocks to restarting our Junior programme was the condition of our boats, and the huge amount of work that would be required to get them ready to sail. Most of these boats were 20 years old. We effectively now have 15 ‘as new’ boats, so that stumbling block has been removed for us by Oracle Team USA. “Our ultimate goal is to have year-round programme which could see 100+ sailors using the boats every year.”

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