Port Townsend’s Teen Sailors are Out Front

‘Home’ race is April 21st on Port Townsend Bay

Eliza Dawson and McKenzie Ginther cross the finish line in first place at the Orcas Island Cup Regatta. Photo by Sugar Flanagan

The Port Townsend High School sailing team’s excellent season continues April 21 with a “home” meet centered out of the Northwest Maritime Center.

The teen sailors placed third of 23 teams during their sunny Westsound competition at the Orcas Island Cup Regatta on March 24-25.

“We have a great group of kids who sail FAST and have fun,” said coach Sugar Flanagan.

The previous weekend the team endured frigid conditions and snow showers at the Lakewood Regatta on Lake Whatcom in Bellingham. Port Townsend placed first in four of the eight varsity races, and scored a first and a second in junior varsity racing. On March 10 the team took second place at the Willamette Sailing Club Regatta in Portland.

Article picked up from the Port Townsend Leader after being reminded of it in a post from the Northwest Maritime Center. Sugar mentioned that five members of the sailing team arrived at the Orcas regatta on the ALCYONE which is a pretty stylish way to go anywhere.

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