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Varsity Sailing Team has some fun at BG Polo

Youth Sailing Foundation was a special guest at BG Polo’s final match of the season, All the Marbles, on Sunday, April 30.   

An unusual sight at the polo grounds!

Members of YSF’s Vero Beach Varsity Sailing Team were on hand with their racing Club 420 sailboat and an Opti sailboat land trainer. A steady 15 knot wind provided perfect conditions for Captain Alden Findley to cruise the Opti around the 10 acre field at halftime.   The ‘boat’ can achieve land speeds approaching that of a polo pony.  While patrons performed the ritual champagne divot stomp, Findley wowed the crowd with his high-speed maneuvers.

Bryan, Harlie & Nita show off the C420

 

 

 

 

Sailing Director Mary Morgan and the team toured the sidelines during the second half talking to patrons about YSF’s sailing programs that offer free sailing to the children of Indian River County.  Patrons generously responded with cash donations and accepted literature for future contributions.