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On July 18, the Marathon Yacht Club hosted a sailing regatta for Keys youth. About 20 kids from teams in Marathon, Key West and the Upper Keys took to the ocean for a series of races in different classes — Flying Scot, Lasers, open BICs, Optimist prams and Sunfish. Sailors of each type of boat competed in three races (except the Scots, who raced four) for the best overall performance. “It was a beautiful day on the water,” said Betsy Lefler, chairperson of the Marathon Yacht Club Educational Foundation, “breezy, with about knots of wind. There’s such great camaraderie among our clubs.” The event was made possible by numerous sponsors from throughout the Keys.


  • Laser class: Max Troisi, Ben Hermelin, Monty Jaques
  • Sunfish class: Benito Lopez, Joshua Nickerson, Jack Shepard & Jovanna/Sasa Garcia (tied)
  • Optimist class: Alexandra Brehm, Wyatt Meyers, Jacob Cortes
  • BIC class: Andrei Lehene, Alexander Hunt, Daniel Roy
  • Flying Scot class: Aldo Diaz & Jim Signor (tied)

Best Overall:  Boys/Men— Max Troisi, Middle Keys Sailing; Girls/Women— Alexandra Brehm, Upper Keys Sailing Club

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