High school sailing

Camden Hills third at Falmouth Team Racing Regatta

By Staff | Apr 10, 2017
Courtesy of: Camden Hills sailing Camden Hills Regional High School sailors include, front from left, Zoe Zwecker, Iris Luce, coach Debbie Schreiber and Courtney King; and back, Ian Henderson, Hugh Levitt, Ethan Conover and Calvin James.

Portland — The Camden Hills Regional High School sailing team finished third on Saturday, April 8 at the Falmouth Team Racing Regatta at SailMaine.

Six New England teams competed. After only one practice, the Windjammers rose to the challenge to contend in the regatta. Other teams had practiced for weeks, said Camden Hills coach Debbie Schreiber.

Sailors experienced a range of winds, from light 10 to 12 knots, to gusts, ranging from 15 to 18 knots. Windjammer team members, skipper Zoe Zwecker, crew Iris Luce; skipper Hugh Levitt, crew Ian Henderson and Ian Andrus; and skipper Calvin James, crew Courtney Sawyer proved their teamwork could keep them in the running, the coach said.

Team racing is different from fleet racing because in fleet racing sailors compete individually. In team racing a team of three racers compete against another team of three. The lowest score of the finishes win the race.

Sailors must have a strong knowledge of the racing rules and a quick wit to evaluate how their team is doing and respond accordingly, the coach said.

The team results were: 1, Hotchkiss School of Salisbury, Conn.; 2, Yarmouth High School of Maine; 3, Camden Hills of Rockport, Maine; 4, Falmouth High School of Maine; 5, Barnstable High School of Barnstable, Mass.; and 6, Sturgis Charter School of Barnstable, Mass.

The Apprentice Shop will host the the Hospice Team Racing Regatta on Saturday, May 6, as a fundraiser for hospice and the organization invites the public to come out, learn about team racing and see the area high schools compete.

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Sailors on the water. (Courtesy of: Camden Hills sailing)
Sailors on the water. (Courtesy of: Camden Hills sailing)
Sailors on the water. (Courtesy of: Camden Hills sailing)
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