2018 Opti National Championship Videos

We've combined all of the 2018 Optimist Nationals daily fun videos produced by Barnes & Co. of Pensacola. We had challenging 2 to 18 knot summer landbreeze-seabreeze conditions on Pensacola Bay.


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Final day wrapup: 2018 Opti Nationals highlights with commentary by Tom Pace, regatta chair. (Video by Barnes & Co., Inc.)

You'll love this 2018 Optimist National Championship at Pensacola Yacht Club video with its international flair! (Video by Barnes & Co., Inc.

Day 2 of the team racing was fun and exciting! We think you'll agree. Here's a video showing what we're talking about. (Video by Barnes & Co., Inc.

Video of Optimist Team Race Championship Day 1 (July 20, 2018) -- Includes interviews with world champion sailor, Paul Cayard, and Team Race National Championship Principal Race Officer (PRO), Dwight LeBlanc. (Video by Barnes & Co., Inc.)

Video of Optimist Team Race Championship Day 1 (July 20, 2018) -- Includes interview with world champion sailor, Paul Cayard. (Video by Barnes & Co., Inc.

Video of Optimist Team Race Championship Day 1 (July 20, 2018) -- Includes interview with Team Race National Championship Principal Race Officer (PRO), Dwight LeBlanc. (Video by Barnes & Co., Inc.) 

AC36 U.S. Challenger American Magic inspired the 300+ Optimist National Championship sailors at Pensacola Yacht Club's Opening Ceremony July 14, 2018.


VIDEO: Hear from team CEO Hap Fauth, helmsman Bora Gulari, and grinder Caleb Paine as they educate and inspire the next generation of U.S. sailors.

Racing video showing a complex day of wind and current variations for Thursday, July 19th: the 2018 USODA Girls Championship regatta at Pensacola Yacht Club. The winner: Samara Walshe from Edgartown Yacht Club. (Video by Barnes & Co., Inc.)

2018 USODA Optimist Girls Championship (July 19). Girls on a mission to win! (Video by Barnes & Co., Inc.)

Interview with Stephan Baker: 2018 USODA Optimist National Championship (July 15-18).  (Video by Barnes & Co., Inc.)  

Chairman Tom Pace comments on Wednesday Gold & Silver Fleet Racing: 2018 USODA Optimist National Championship (July 15-18).  (Video by Barnes & Co., Inc.)

Music video with lots of aerials: 2018 USODA Optimist National Championship (July 15-18).  (Video by Barnes & Co., Inc.

July 15, 2018: On the opening day of the 2018 Optimist National Championship on Pensacola Bay, the racing committee and the 283 sailors got in 4 sets of races. Three divisions / three races per set. Here is a little bit of the racing scene with tunes. (Video by Barnes & Co., Inc.

July 16, 2018:  Monday, day 2 of the USODA Optimist National Championships at PYC. (Video by Barnes & Co., Inc.)

July 16, 2018: Monday, day 2 of the USODA Optimist National Championships at PYC. (Video by Barnes & Co., Inc.

"The Art of Coaching" (Video by Barnes & Co., Inc.)

 "Green Fleet" (Video by Barnes & Co., Inc.

 "It's a Busy Day!" (Video by Barnes & Co., Inc.