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Top youngsters heading to Miami

Some of Bermuda top young sailors head to Miami on Boxing Day to compete in the 2010 Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta.

This year's Orange Bowl, one of the most popular youth sailing events in the US, will combine 665 sailors on 562 boats in six classes racing on four courses.

Leading the local charge in the 140 boat strong Laser Radial class are 2010 Volvo Youth World Championship veterans Jason Saints, Jordan Saints and James Anfossi.

Also attending for the first time in the Laser Radial class is Bermuda Youth Olympian and Byte national champion, Owen Siese.

He will be joined by Mackenzie Cooper and Sarah Hopkin.

The Bermuda Optimist class will be represented by Ellie and Mikey Wollmann.

The Orange Bowl sailors, ranging from eight-years-old to 18, come from 21 countries and 23 states.

It will run from December 27 until 30, and is hosted by Coral Reef Yacht Club and co-hosted by Biscayne Bay Yacht Club, Shake-A-Leg Miami and the US Sailing Centre, in Miami.

For more details visit the official website at www.coralreefyachtclub.org

Jason Saints at last year's Orange Bowl.

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Published December 21, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 21, 2010 at 6:28 am)

Top youngsters heading to Miami

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