Miami, FL, March 18, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- ZoumUSA Team Sailor Connor Harding of Naples, Florida dominated the Miami Yacht Club Fall Harvest Regatta, winning all races in the Blue fleet and overall opti class series. Sailed on Biscayne Bay on October 25 and 26 with challenging conditions that included shifty light breezes as well as thunderstorms and torrential rain, The Fall Harvest Regatta marks the beginning of the Southeast Florida Optimist Circuit, and was the first time a Zoum Optimist has competed in the United States.
Sailing the just-released 2009 Zoum Racer IODA95 Optimist racing dinghy, Harding won race one and never looked back. With dominating downwind speed and breakthrough acceleration, the Grand Prix-level Racer proved to be the fastest Optimist on the water attracting the attention of some of the world's most accomplished coaches.
"The boat arrived on the beach 15 minutes before the harbor start, so I just dropped my rig in the boat and launched," said Harding. "Everything worked right out of the box; it is fast and looks cool, too!"
Distributed by ZoumUSA, LLC of Boca Raton, Florida, the Racer will be available for delivery at the 2008 Orange Bowl Regatta in December. ZoumUSA founder Mat Coleman has specified hi-tech Ronstan blocks, OptiMax MK IV spars and Championship Microfinished foils and all upgrades allowed by the IODA rules for these top of the line dinghies. Their goal isn't to be the biggest but the best.
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