Four of the Rush Creek 420 sailors who attended the Orange Bowl. Photo provided courtesy of Chris Love for Sailgroove.
The Orange Bowl is the last big regatta of the year for junior sailors. Located in warm and beautiful
This is a huge regatta; rarely do junior sailors or any sailors for that matter, see starting lines like they do at the Orange Bowl. For example, the 420 fleet has 90 boats and 180 sailors, the Opti Red White and Blue fleet features 222 boats. The Laser Radial boasts 135 sailors. In total the Orange Bowl this year featured seven fleets with 610 boats and 722 junior sailors.
The Orange Bowl is truly an International Regatta. This year sailors came from 17 countries including six European nations and five South American Nations. Twenty three states were represented as well as the
The regatta was held at three venues right next door to each other. They opened the gates between them so you can wander around. It is gorgeous and a very well organized program. It is a tremendous amount of work for the clubs to manage a program of this size with all of the junior sailors, their boats, their parents and their coaches.
The Dallas Metroplex area was represented by five sailors from
None of the