January 4, 2021


USODA Optimist Development Program - Schedule and Program Update


Following the successful re-launch of the ODP2 program at Southern YC in November, we are excited to announce additional practices to keep our sailors on the water to build on the momentum and help prepare them for 2021 Team Trials.


Regional practices are being added to the regatta calendar on the USODA Website as dates and hosts are confirmed.  Here is a snapshot of confirmed practices we have or will be adding to the calendar:


Jan 22-24    South Atlantic Region Hobcaw YC Practice

Feb 13-15    South Atlantic Region Carolina YC Practice

Mar 4-5        Southeast Region Sunshine States Practice

Mar 19-21    South Atlantic Region South Carolina YC Practice

Apr 9-11      South Atlantic Region Hampton YC Practice


These practices are open to all current ODP2 members, as well as Host Club Invites as allowed per the program guidelines.  We are also happy to announce that additional sailors may be invited to join these practices, as selected by the program’s regional coordinators.  Any sailor wishing to be considered for an invitation should submit a short resume to their Regional Coordinator (listed below) by email.  


National Coordinator

Scott Lindley - Snipe8156@gmail.com


Regional Coordinators

Gulf Coast - Martin Borrallo - martinborrallo@gmail.com

Mid-Atlantic - Pepe Bettini - mickeypep@yahoo.com 

Midwest - Marek Valasek - sail@glss.org

Northeast - Luke Ingalls - lingalls99@gmail.com

South-Atlantic - Scott Norman - normansailing@me.com

Southeast - Juan Carlos Romero - juan@kbyc.org

West Coast Coordinator - Manny Resano - manuelresano10@yahoo.com


If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to either the program’s National Coordinator, Scott Lindley, or your Regional Coordinator at any time.