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About the Exchange

The Mission

"For junior sailors across the world to benefit from cultural and language sharing while being connected through the mutual love for sailing. Language learning, cultural understanding, new friendships, and traveling are considered equally important as improving in competitive racing."

Sara Morgan with Catalan Sailors during the Summer 2013 Optimist Exchange

Sara Morgan Watters

Program Director


After living in Barcelona, Spain for two years, Sara Morgan was inspired to create opportunities for young sailors to travel abroad to experience a new culture, country and language while sharing the passion for competitive sailing

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