GREENIES TAKE ON FIRST REGATTA!
This fall we have been able to introduce racing to a new generation of Green Fleet Sailors in the Optimist Class at HYC. These sailors have been sailing trainer opti and Sonars and over the past three weeks graduated into solo sailing and learn to race Opti. Norfolk Yacht hosted the Boogatta this past Saturday, a festive fun regatta where all participants were welcomed with Halloween costumes and hot chocolate! Coach Sophia Jefferson took three HYC Green sailors: Sophia Lopez, Quinn Hulick, and Finley Webster to their first regatta! Wesley Johnson also joined the Green Fleet and was in the top three of the last race! We are very proud of them and all of the hard work they have put in and hope we have sparked a joy and love for this sport that will continue for a lifetime!
Several of our RWB sailors also joined in the fun while head coach Nathan Smith got a much deserved weekend off, which he used to compete in the 505 East Coast Championship hosted by HYC.