Sailors’ skills shine at record-setting ‘Martin Regatta’

Photo by Kaila Jones

It was a perfect day for sailing as a record 62 sailboats and 83 sailors from seven clubs competed in the Youth Sailing Foundation’s recent sixth annual Steve Martin Memorial Regatta – the largest sailboat regatta in the city’s 100-year history.

Meets took place along both sides of the Indian River Lagoon, with competitors cheered on by spectators along the waterfront areas and the bridge.

YSF’s Vero Beach Varsity Sailing team, manning six brand new 420’s showed off their skills, taking 1st through 6th place out of 21 boats competing. Others made the podium in the Open Bic class and Opti Silver fleet.

Afterward, members of the Kiwanis Club of Vero-Treasure Coast cooked and served hamburgers and hotdogs to competitors and parents, followed by an awards ceremony.

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