Sunday, 10 July 2011

Closing Ceremonies

Tavira put on a good show for the Closing Ceremonies.  Big screen Capizzano photos set to great music, poolside dinner and even Opti sailing in the Albacora pool made for a superb last night in Portugal.

Romain and Cooper were MIA dealing some last minute trades but if we can get some snaps of them we will upload to the blog ASAP.

Where's your PFD?

Everyone in the Pool!

Dad, Just Don't Throw Me in the Pool OK?

Capizzano=Most Amazing Pics on the Big Screen

International Sailors Still Trading Gear to the End

Jill, Ian, Juan & Alex

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Ian MacDiarmid Day Six Interview

Final TeamUSA Results for the 2011 IODA Optimist European Championship

* Ian MacDiarmid   34th overall

* Romain Screve     38th overall

* Alex DelBello       42th overall

* Cooper Weitz       67th overall

TeamUSA had a blast off the water too!

The Fat Lady has Sung...

It's all over here in Tavira.  Alex wrapped up her final international Optimist regatta with a 9th in race 12A Girls, Romain came back from a tough two days to finish 13th in 12A Boys, Cooper wrapped up his international Optimist career with a 24th in 12A and Ian wrapped up his event with a 24th in 12B to finish the Europeans as the top American finisher.

Final scores to come.

Now it's time to derig, clean up the charter gear and get cleaned up before the Closing Ceremonies and the Final Speed Round of the gear swap... will your TeamUSA Fast Five get their way, or will they be left with too many t shirts and just not enough time?

TeamUSA Boys chomping at the bit to get out of the box.

Alex on fire downhill, passed at least 8 boats and now 12th around her last gate in International Optimist competition. Go girl!