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Sailing team hits the water

March 16, 2013 · Updated 1:21 PM

The Orcas High School sailing team has a veteran presence this year, with eight seniors and two juniors returning to sail as well as nine underclassmen all ready to contribute. Eleven members traveled to Lake Whatcom on March 9 to participate in the Bellingham regional regatta. Rhys Thompson and Annie Ryder in Orcas 1A started the day off with two bullets in their first set, Cameron Schuh and Aidan McCormick followed up with a 2nd and a bullet in their set in Orcas 1B. Twelve light air races were completed, with Jules Mann and Diansa Avenue, Orcas 2A grabbing a 2nd and 4th place finish and Taj Howe and Wylie Kau  finished up strong with a 1 and a 2nd in Orcas 2 B moving Orcas 2 into 4th place overall. Quinn Freedman and Juliana Rose in Orcas 3A had some great races as well.

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