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Mount Desert Island, Maine
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Fall MDI school sailing team is on fire !

We 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. 

Even 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!
On 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.


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