2014 Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta

Charlie competed in his first international-level regatta December 27-30, 2014, the Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta. Held at Coral Reef Yacht Club on Biscayne Bay (Miami), over 675 youth sailors from 23 countries competed in 420s, Lasers and Optis.  Charlie joined 70 other sailors in the Opti Green fleet, the largest fleet he's sailed in during his short racing career.

He had a great time and finished in the top 2/3 of the fleet, which is great for our little guy who may have been the youngest sailor in the fleet. He had two really good races, finishing 15th and 20th. 

Here's a video of launching his boat, which was quite an effort each morning.