See larger Austin Irvin holds the yellow sail which tells competitors the start of the race is within five minutes in the United States Optimist Dinghy Association Southeast Championship on Saturday, about a mile off the shores of Marco Island. A total of 246 competitors, ages 9 to 15, raced on Saturday and will continue on Sunday and Monday. They have the opportunity to qualify for national and international races from this competition.

Photo by ROGER LALONDE

Austin Irvin holds the yellow sail which tells competitors the start of the race is within five minutes in the United States Optimist Dinghy Association Southeast Championship on Saturday, about a mile off the shores of Marco Island. A total of 246 competitors, ages 9 to 15, raced on Saturday and will continue on Sunday and Monday. They have the opportunity to qualify for national and international races from this competition.

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