Announcing The Opti TV Test Team

Hey Everyone,

We've been hinting at something big happening behind the scenes and we can finally share with you the news: 

We are happy to announce the formation of the OPTI TV Test Team, which is a team of experienced Opti sailors dedicated to testing new and exciting equipment from class manufacturers - we recently did a big shoot with them testing the latest sails out of Italy and found some interesting results! Take a look:


We were joined by Stephan Baker and Charlotte Leigh - some of the best Opti sailors the US has ever seen - as guest coaches for the Test Team practice. Huge shout out to Stephan for helping film and to Charlotte for their feedback and observations from these sails.



We invited some local sailors to form the first test team, and they ran the sails through their paces. BIG thanks to: 

Sara Ortiz Vey
Keith Grupenhoff
Will Barnhart 
Ferragut Gutierrez-Solana
Brayden Zawyer
Sophie De Leon Urban
Garrett Fox 
Carlos/Beckmann
Kyla Benesch
Sebastian Johan van de Kreeke
Reece Schwartz
Alfonso Lanseros

For participating in the weekend and forming the inagural OPTI TV Test Team. The kids sailed very well, and gave really good feedback on the sails. 




Conditions were spectacular for testing sails, with Day 1 consisting of a very nice easterly at 10-12 knots - and Day 2 a little lighter with 5-8 knots. The kids had a great time and we had a great time on the shoot. 




We'll be putting up the first episodes of this adventure over the next few days, make sure to pop by the YouTube channel to tune in. We'd like to thank Professional Boats for providing the two coach boats for the shoot, we could not have done it without Rene and Alyzu! More to come, thanks for watching Opti TV!


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