The racing is tight in this race with 82 dinghy sail boats on Saturday, just part of the 246 competitors in the United States Optimist Dinghy Association Southeast Championship  in the Gulf, about a mile off the shores of Marco Island. 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

The racing is tight in this race with 82 dinghy sail boats on Saturday, just part of the 246 competitors in the United States Optimist Dinghy Association Southeast Championship in the Gulf, about a mile off the shores of Marco Island. 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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