ST. PETERSBURG - David Mendelblatt and Caj Flynn of St. Petersburg sailed to victory this past week in Marblehead, Mass. to win the nation's most prestigious junior sailing race, the Bemis Cup.
The boys beat eight of the nation's best sailing teams in the four-day, nine-race series. Teams came from all over the country - California, New Jersey, Wisconsin.
On the first day of racing, the St. Petersburg Yacht Club team finished first, fifth and fourth. But their best racing came the second day, when they took advantage of 15- to 20-knot winds and finished second and then first to take a commanding lead in the standings.