Saturday, May 13, 2017

High School Sailors Love Annapolis Junior Keelboat Regatta!

J/80 Annapolis high school youth champions (Annapolis, MD)-  While the spring emphasis for high school teams is doublehanded fleet and team racing, five Maryland schools embraced variety by competing in the third annual Annapolis Junior Keelboat Regatta on April 29.

Held in J/80s just off the docks of the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show in Annapolis Harbor, the regatta was created by the Annapolis Boat Shows, J/World Annapolis, and area sailing coaches to expose area teams to the fun, excitement, and teamwork (that makes the dream-work) of keelboat fleet racing.

Sailed in light shifting winds, Broadneck High School Sailing Team sought to defend their title.  However, this time around they would become runner-up to the Archbishop Spalding High School Sailing Team of Will Comerford, Jake Vickers, Jack Irvin, and Natalia Pereira. Completing the top five were St. Mary’s, Key, and Severna Park High Schools.

Watch this cute drone video footage here- Add to Flipboard Magazine.