2014 Midwinters Opti Regatta

Dear Newport Harbor Sailing Foundation,

I would like to thank you for your support which allowed me to attend the 2014 Midwinters Opti regatta on Lake Ponchartrain in New Orleans, Louisiana. We had some really different and difficult conditions on our practice and regatta days. From light wind to heavy wind with lots of short chop. We had a couple practice days to get use to the conditions and different location. On the first practice day it was windy (15-18 knots) with steep chop. On the second day of practice it started off really light. The 3 racing days conditions were from all different directions and wind speeds from light to 15 knots. It was tricky racing on a lake and over 240 kids. My best race was a first place and it was on my birthday. I ended up second in my age group and received a Opti half model trophy and 52nd overall. I am so glad that I got the chance to go to this regatta and I am looking forward to next year. I would like to thank you again for giving me this opportunity.

Jake Mayol