Branden Sands of Cherokee Sound won a double championship title at the 11th annual Bahamas Optimist National Championship, which was held October 16-18 in Elbow Cay. Sands took first place in the Championship Fleet Red Class and first place overall, the first Abaconian to achieve this feat in the 11 years of the race taking place.
Since 1991, The Marsh Harbour Sailing Club has been holding a regatta in memory of Mr. Homer Lowe. Mr. Lowe raced in many events over the years with the MHSC.
Young Abaco sailors Malia Sweeting, Brandon Sands, Chloe Sweeting, Joey Gale and Rachel Sands competed in the 2014 Opti Nationals in Salt Pond, Long Island. The Nationals were held on October 4 and 5.