Two local junior sailors qualify for 2017 team trials

Two local junior sailors qualify for 2017 team trials
Junior sailors take their mark for the start of a regional regatta. (Photo by Marty Mason Photography)

The Florida Yacht Club, in conjunction with the City of Jacksonville, hosted the 2016 USODA Southeastern Championship Sept. 16-18. The regatta featured 165 Optimist class boats, which raced the St. Johns River to the delight of more than 200 visitors and spectators from around the globe.

Wes Myler and Patrick Kunz, representing Florida Yacht Club, were two of the 45 junior sailors who qualified for the 2017 USODA Team Trials. Eight others who sailed for FYC included Scott Busey, Tom Commander, Bridget Monahan, Mary Kat Monahan, Will Weinbecker, Downing Nightingale, Julian Galpin and Max Zhalilo.

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