The Laser Mid-Winter's East Sailing Championships are being held February 23 - 26 in Clearwater.
The Clearwater Yacht Club is hosting this International Sailing Federation Grade One event, which counts toward world ranking points and is also a USA Sailing Team qualifying event.
Over 175 athletes representing 14 different countries have already pre-registered for this event to be held just off Clearwater Pass in the Gulf of Mexico.
The principal race officer is past CYC Commodore Fairlie Brinkley, and the event organizer is past CYC Commodore David Billing.
Local competitors with a good chance to win medals include current Laser Radial world champion, Paige Railey of Clearwater Yacht Club and Brad Funk, also of Clearwater Yacht Club.
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