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                                The Orcas High School sailing team after their regatta in Anacortes on March 2. They are pictured with coach Burke Thomas.

Contributed photo The Orcas High School sailing team after their regatta in Anacortes on March 2. They are pictured with coach Burke Thomas.

Sailing team wins first regatta of the season

  • Tue Mar 5th, 2019 1:30am
  • Sports

Eight Sailors from the Orcas High School sailing team traveled to Anacortes on March 2 to kick off the spring season.

The 18 teams competing at the north regional event were greeted at 10 a.m. with sunny skies and a very cold Northeast 12-knot wind. The windward-leeward race course was set outside the jetty at Seafarer’s park in Fidalgo Bay, with the pier providing excellent viewing for spectators.

The wind on the race course was streaky, making it hard for teams to get off the start line. The Orcas team had to shake off a little winter’s rust in their first race but as the wind built throughout the day, the Vikings team just got stronger, completing 10 races by the 5 p.m. stop-time and clinching a solid regatta win.

Complete results can be found at https://scores.hssailing.org/s19/nwisa-north-regionals/full-scores/.

The team will travel on March 9 and 10 to Sail SandPoint in Seattle to compete in the combined division regatta.