Team Winner USA Meet the Top Optimist Sailors in the Nation

August 12, 2016 Newport, RI- 407 optimist sailors from all over the country, Canada and the US Virgin Islands came to Newport last week to take part in Optimist New Englands, a 2017 USODA Team Trials Qualifying event. Congratulations to Stephen Baker for winning the 2016 Optimist New Englands!

Stephan Baker

Of the 407 sailors who participated, five are a part of USA Team Winner. Sailors are invited each year to join Team Winner after Team Trials, these sailors are chosen by Sturgis Boat Works, the only authorized dealer of Winner Optimists in the United States. These sailors are given support in order to have continuous success while racing at high-level optimist events.

This years Team Winner members are: Daven Subbiah, Jagan Subbiah, Hayden Earl, Stephen Baker and Bella Casaretto (not pictured).

Hayden Earl, Jagan Subbiah and Daven Subbiah

Please note: Team Winner USA is not sponsored. Team Winner individualsĀ have to purchase their own boats and gear. SBW/Team Winner USA only grants these individuals supreme coaching and clinic opportunities in order to further enhance their knowledge of the sport.


Catherine Towner, Marketing/Sponsorships, 508.778.9187

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