More than 100 sailors took to the waters off Fort Lauderdale in the annual "Boomerang" Regatta hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club on Jan. 21 and 22.
Naples Community Sailing Center took a team consisting of 11 youth sailors ranging in age from 7 to 13. The local sailors encountered elements on the race course not commonly found in Naples, including strong currents, a sand bar which interfered depending on the changing tide, and constantly shifting winds.
In the Optimist Green fleet, NCSC top finishers included Katie Havig, with a fifth-place trophy after five races, and Justin Marciano taking sixth place. Danny Hughes, Alexandra Igoe, Patrick Igoe, Audrey Keller, Carson Page and Aidan Piotrowski also sailed well for the team.
Sailing on the Optimist Red, White and Blue course, all Naples sailors walked away with a trophy in hand. In the Red Fleet, two Naples sailors battled back and forth on the leader board with Lucie Keller taking eighth and Claire Havig finishing ninth.
In the Optimist Blue Fleet, Matt Keller ended the weekend with an overall third-place finish, including two "bullets," or first-place finishes out of six races.
Naples Community Sailing Center sailors with next travel north for the next stop on the Spring circuit in St. Petersburg, Feb. 4 and 5.
For more information regarding NCSC youth sailing, call 403-7193 or visit www.naplessailingcenter.com.
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SPORTS CLUB CENTER OPEN GYM
Info: Grade Pre-Kindergarten through 8th. Choose from a variety of activities on trampoline, spring floor, tumble track and largest foam pits in Southwest Florida as well as other fun activities at the Sports CLUB Center on 3275 Pine Ridge Rd. Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m.
Contact Kevin Lehman at 570-417-1121 or 239-566-CLUB
Info: Grades, Prekindergarten, Kindergarten and 1st grade. Through March 10. 10 to 11:30 a.m. Community School of Naples. Cost $95. Specially designed youth athletic program for children ages 4-6. Children will learn skills and play games in soccer, football, volleyball and basketball over an eight week period.
Contact: Bill Carufe 290-3430, www.k-6sports.com
YOUTH STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING CLASS
Info: Put on by Magic Benton and 24/7 Sports. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Cost is $30.
Contact: Brian Dodd 277-0700, firstname.lastname@example.org/a>
GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL LITTLE LEAGUE
Info: Sign ups for the Spring 2012 season. Ages 5 to 14. Jan. 31 and Feb. 2, 6 to 8 p.m., and Feb. 4 9 a.m. to noon. Golden Gate Community Park, 3300 Santa Barbara Blvd. For sign up forms and more information go to www.ggnll.org. General meeting to elect board members for the 2012 season. Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. GGNLL clubhouse in Golden Gate Community Park.
Contact: Eric Nottingham 239-404-5053.
FLORIDA PROWLERS/TEAM EASTON
Info: The Prowlers are looking for 9U players interested in travel baseball.
Contact: Randy at 239-293-3081.
GOLDEN GATE HAMMERHEADS
Info: Golden Gate Hammerheads 11U travel baseball team looking for players for fall season, ages 10 to 11.
Contact: Walter Rascher, 340-5025
GREATER NAPLES LITTLE LEAGUE
Info: Online registration available at www.greaternapleslittleleague.com. Cost is $115 for ages 5 and 6, $135 for ages 7 to 12, $145 for ages 13 to 15. 2012 season runs mid-January through early May. New players must have original birth certificate and three proofs of residency.
Contact: Tom Balboni, email@example.com
Info: Travel Baseball 11U. "No Daddy Baseball " Prepare for a high school baseball program.
Contact: Coach Jon Ayres 398-1769, jonayresbaseball.com, Coach Mos (pitching coach) 986-9118
SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RED HAWKS
Info: Looking for players 13 and under for a travel baseball team.
Info: Nationally-ranked and state champion SWFLHawks 13u traveling baseball team looking for experienced players to join spring team.Contact: Lou Marsala, 784-5965
GULF COAST REBELS/FOURTH GRADE
Info: Boys travel team looking for skilled fourth graders.
Contact: Greg Urbancic 262-0270 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FLORIDA PHENOMS/SIXTH GRADE
Info: Boys traveling teams looking for sixth graders
Contact: Chip Youmans 465-4789, email@example.com.
FLORIDA PHENOMS/SEVENTH GRADE
Info: Boys traveling team looking for seventh graders.
Contact: Chris Moore 586-719-4852, www.flaphenoms.org.
Info: Grades 1 through 6. Through Feb. 25. Games on Saturdays at Barron Collier High School. Four divisions and teams are picked by school/geographic region. Instructional clinics during month of December. All teams are coached by trained youth professionals. Practices during the week.
Contact: Bill Carufe 290-3430 or go to website at www.k-6sports.com for information and brochure.
Info: Looking for seventh grade experienced travel basketball players.Contact: Mark Chlebek 272-1451 or Sam Foggin 407-376-0502.
OPTIMIST MIDDLE SCHOOL
Info: Boys and girls in grades 5 through 8 from all public and private middle schools are eligible to play. Form your own team and play for the school you attend. A team must provide a coach and have a minimum of six players and a maximum of nine players. All games will be on Sunday afternoons at Golden Gate High School. Season will run through March 11. Player and coach registration forms are available on www.leaguelineup.com/optimistbasketball. Registration fee is $70 per player. If registration forms for all players and coach are sent together the fee is reduced to $60 per player. Team sponsors are also needed. Team sponsorship is $200. For teams with a sponsor the registration fee is reduced to $50 per player. Mail registration forms and checks, made payable to Optimist Club of Naples, to: Optimist Club, P.O. Box 770064, Naples, FL 34107.
DIAMOND FLIGHT CAMP
Info: Grades 7 through 12. April 7 and 8. St. John Neumann High School. Cost is $149.
Contact: http://www.juniorrank.com/2012-Diamond-Flight-Camps. php.
1-ON-1 FOOTBALL INSTRUCTION
Info: For skill position players ages 6 to 18. Individual lessons and instruction. Visit www.skillpositionpride.com.
Contact: Mike Wexler 273-2693, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARCO ISLAND OPTIMIST FOOTBALL and CHEERLEADING
Info: Open registration. Boys and girls. Ages 7 to 14.
Contact: www.hometeamonline.com/mioptimist or call Coach Webb 394-0494.
GYMNASTICS/K6 ALL STARZZ SATURDAYS
Info: Grades, Kindergarten through 6th through Feb. 25. Eight Saturdays of combined gymnastics, cheer and dance instruction at new Sports CLUB Center located at 3275 Pine Ridge Rd. Session A (K-3) 8:45 to 10:30 a.m., Session B (4-6) 10:45 a.m. to12:30 p.m.Contact: Kevin Lehman 570-417-1121, www.k-6sports.com
Info: Grades Pre-Kindergarten through 6th. Ongoing sessions throughout the year. Each six-week session offers gymnastic skill training that will enhance coordination, strength, balance, flexibility and over all motor development. Sessions offered Monday through Friday at various times.
Contact: Kevin Lehman 570-417-1121 or visit www.k-6sports.comfor more information.
Info: New open gym hours, every Friday, school age from 7 to 9 p.m. ($10), family open gym, 6 to 7 p.m. ($10).
NAPLES LACROSSE CLUB
Info: Girls, ages 8 to 17. Naples High School Football Field. Sundays until April 15. Times: Girls ages 8 to 13, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Girls ages 14 to 17, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. A $25 U.S. Lacrosse membership required and can be purchased on line at www.uslacrosse.org.
Contact: Frank Adiutori at email@example.com
PEE WEE ROLLER HOCKEY
Info: Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ages 4 to 8.
Contact: Veterans Park to register 566-2367.
PRO ELITE HOCKEY SKATING AND SKILLS CLINIC
Info: Thursdays, 5 to 6 p.m. Ages 7 to 12. $120 for six weeks. Travel team exposure
Contact: Coach Joe 431-7090, www.proelitehockey.com
GOLDEN GATE LITTLE LEAGUE
Info: Cost is $70 for T-ball (ages 5-6), $90 for all others (ages 7-14). Evaluations will then be held on Feb. 7 and 9 at Max Hasse Community Park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Contact: Holly Strickland 234-9648 or Randy Weiben 815-674-5714.
Info: Ages 10 to 14. Seeking coaches.
Contact: Joe Sutherland, 561-436-1443
SOUTH FLORIDA RIPTIDE
Info: Florida Riptide is now fielding girls volleyball travel teams ages 10U- 17U for USAV and AAU tournaments. Also looking for assistant coaches and Jr. coaches, both volunteer and paid positions available. Help with camps, clinics, special events and travel teams. Travel Expenses covered. Experience in volleyball preferred but not required. www.riptidevolleyball.net
BEAR WRESTLING CLUB
Info: Bear Wrestling Club sign ups every Tuesday and Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. at Palmetto Ridge High School cafeteria. Open to all youth ages 5 to 18. Practices every Tuesday and Thursday. Cost is $100, includes USA membership card and club shirt.Contact: Josh McIntosh 938-6316 or Dave Parmenter 353-0265.
NAPLES SHARKS WRESTLING CLUB
Info: Mondays and Wednesdays 6 to 8 p.m. Gulf Coast High School. 7878 Shark Way. Practice is in the Cafeteria, east side of the school. No charge for first practice to make sure the kids like it. Cost is $100 for the whole season, includes practice uniform and USA membership card.
Contact: Dominic Del Debbio 816-520-7617, firstname.lastname@example.org
NAPLES TITANS WRESTLING CLUB
Info: At Golden Gate High School. Practice is at the wrestling room. Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday 6 to 8 p.m. No charge for first practice to make sure the kids like it. $100 for the whole season, includes practice uniform and USA membership card.
Contact: Dominic Del Debbio (816) 520-7617 or email@example.com
WILDCAT WRESTLING CLUB
Info: Practices 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Estero High School. Ages first grade through high school. No experience necessary. Free for all participants.
Contact: Matt Brock 851-7630, firstname.lastname@example.org
To have a youth activity listed in the calendar, mail it to Naples Daily News, Kids Calendar, 1100 Immokalee Road, Naples, FL, 34110. You can fax info to 263-4816 or email email@example.com. Email preferred by 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.