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Junior sailing report

March 28, 2014 · Updated 12:12 PM

Back row, left to right: Ronan Rankin, Dominick Wareham, Axel Greening,Wylie Kau, Taj Howe, Quin Freedman and Michael Chesher. Front row, left to right: Matia Schwartz, Lilly Miller, Halle Thompson, Maggie Toombs and Kaya Osborne. / Contributed photo

Spring has sprung and the sun and wind showed up Sunday March 23 at the Sail Sand Point combined division regatta. Thirty boats were on the starting line for each race, making it the biggest fleet the Orcas Team has seen this season. Twelve light wind races were completed over the two day event; highlights for the team were a fourth place finish in gold and a sixth place finish in silver. The team travels to Port Angeles March 29 and to Lopez for Island’s Cup, April 5 and 6.

Annalies Schuh and Jules Mann will be back as instructors for the Junior Summer Sailing lessons. It is really great to have them both back on board for another season! It is time to start signing up for lessons now and online registration can be found here at sailorcas.org/Jr_sailing_registration_form.php .

Middle School Spring Exploratory classes begin in April, with Annalies Schuh and Bob Brunuis returning again to lend their expertise to help make it all happen. This program is great introduction to sailing to the middle school students, many exploratory students move on join the high school team.


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