2018 Opti Photos by Tim Ludvigsen

Tim Ludvigsen is Pensacola Yacht Club's official photographer. Scroll down to see photos of this year's Optimist National Championships held at PYC July 13-22, 2018. To see more of Tim's photos, visit his website and SmugMug page.

July 14, 2018:

Flag Ceremony and Gala Ceremony kickoff event at the Saenger Theatre in downtown Pensacola

Over 300 young Optimist Class National Championship sailors, their siblings, parents, and coaches celebrated sailing in Pensacola and learned about American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup in 2021. Team CEO Hap Fauth, helmsman Bora Gulari, and grinder Caleb Paine helped educate and inspire the next generation of America's Cup sailors. The mayor of Pensacola, Ashton Hayword, also took part in the festivities.

July 16, 2018:

Day 2 of 4-day Optimist National Championship

July 17, 2018

Day 3 of 4-day Optimist National Championship

July 18, 2018:

Day 4 of 4-day Optimist National Championship

July 22, 2018:

Award Presentations to Optimist Team Race Champions