US Sailing Junior Olympic Sailing Festival 2017

Hingham Yacht Club hosted the Junior Olympics on July 13th and 14th.  There were 197 racers in 4 classes.  The racers braved the rough weather on Thursday and cooler temperatures on Friday to get in 26 races over two days.

Hooray for the Optimist Green Fleet.  These 40 fierce competitors went out in some rough weather and got in 8 races over two days.  Coming in first was Nathan Askjaer from Cohasset Yacht Club, second was Max Dressel, and third was Hingham's own Ian Smith.

In the Optimist White Fleet of 8 racers, Maximillian Suess from Corinthian Yacht Club was a solid first, Mason Comeau from Cohasset was second, and Toby Bookman from Pleon third.

For the Optimist Red Fleet of 19 racers, Gavin Monagham from Duxbury Bay Maritime placed first, Porter Bell from Hingham Yacht Club was second, and Paige Joyce from the Plymouth Yacht club came in third.

On the Optimist Champ line Pleon won first and second place (Dylan Balunas and Pearse Dowd) with Hingham Yacht Club's Sawyer Reed taking third.  Hingham Yacht Club had 10 of the top 20 spots in this fleet.  Good job Optimist Blue.

For the 420 Green Fleet, Hingham Yacht Club had 5 of the top 10 finishers with Luke Monnich and Sam Barrett placing 4th.

In the 420 Championship Fleet, Hingham Yacht Club garnered first and second with Michael Hill and Jack Denker winning first place and Francis Cundari and Tyler Buckeridge placing second.  Ben Monnich and Eliza Dunn placed fourth in preparation for their big win at the Scorpion Bowl.

Congratulations to all competitors and to our youth sailors from the Hingham Yacht Club.