Fall MDI school sailing team is on fire !
have had a very busy fall racing season here at the Sailing Center!
The MDI High School club team started on September 8 and in these few
short weeks has participated in 4 regattas. On September 19, MDI sailed
in two regattas at SailMaine in Portland. The 420 event went well with
MDI claiming 5th place overall out of 15 schools. As for the keelboat
race, MDI was 2nd out of 5 boats. The following week, MDI sailors
competed in the Casco Bay Open which was the qualifying event for the
Atlantic Coast Championship held this year in Greenwich CT. Out of 18
schools from all over New England, MDI came in 5th- a very respectable
finish. This past weekend, the team travelled to Burlington VT to
participate in the Fall Fleet race hosted by the Northern Vermont High
School Sailing Team. Over the course of two days, MDI claimed 9 first
place finishes to win the regatta.
as we prepare the Sailing Center for winter, we are planning an
ambitious end to the club racing season. This coming weekend, MDI will
compete at Portland in the Calendar Islands Regatta, in the Greenwave
Classic on October 17, the Bulldog Classic on the 24th and the Ghosts
and Goblins regatta on the 31st. Thus far, it
has been a wonderful season and we would like to thank our sailors and
their families for their generosity and support. We would also like to
thank The NEH fleet for providing
us with an Assistant Coach this fall. Liana Folger, Program Director
at the Northeast Harbor Sailing School has been invaluable in providing
hands-on coaching for the team. Thank you one and all.
Volunteer workday planned for saturday october 17th!
Saturday October 17th starting at 10 am we will be hosting an annual
fall workday. Our goal will be to haul all keeled boats and dinghy's and
wash and store them for winter.
We currently have 5 Bullseyes, 1 CD Thyphoon and 7 420s to haul. If weather is bad we will move the workday to Sunday the 18th.
We hope to see you all come out and support our efforts.