African Optimist Champs. Angola are the Team Racing Champs

Team Angola Took Gold & Silver at the 2019 African Team Racing Championship after eight teams from 6 different countries battled it out for the 2019 African Team Racing Championship title.

Team racing guru and Chief Umpire at the event, Chris Atkins, gave one of his legendary rules review sessions prior to the one day of team racing. Everyone learned lots of new tricks and strategies on how to beat the opposing team.

Angola and Seychelles entered 2 teams each that competed against teams from South Africa, Mozambique, Tunisia and Reunion Island (FRA).

Three rounds took place consisting of a Round Robin, the Semi Finals and Finals. All eight teams made it to the finals with Mozambique beating South Africa to take the bronze medal and knock the South Africans off the podium. Angola Team 2 won two of the three final races to beat their teammates, Angola Team 1 to take the title and gold medal.

Team Racing not only helps young sailors learn and apply the racing rules, but helps to improve their boat handling skills as well. Most importantly, it is a ton of fun because it enables them to race with their friends as a team together.

Fleet racing continues today.

Results HERE:  african optimist 2019 team results Document_19002_20190829184906_en