Don’t let the 80-degree day we had this week trick you…the water is still cold, and so is the air. These opti sailors came prepared for a chilly day one at the 2009 USODA Team Trials.

The regatta got off to a great start with over 200 boats competing in around 8 knots of breeze off of Noroton Yacht Club on Long Island Sound. We’ve got some great photos and we’ll be showing them at the club all week.