Eighty-nine sailors took to the water to compete last month in the South Eastern Championships for the U.S. Optimist Dingy Association hosted by Lake Norman Yacht Club.
The racers from as far as away as Toronto came in the hopes to rank high enough to be invited to the U.S. Team Trial in San Francisco.
David Hein, of the Lauderdale Yacht Club, came in first, Sylvia Hopkins, of St. Petersburg Yacht Club and Nino Schultz, came in second and third.
Lake Norman yacht Club has four sailors qualified for the team trials.