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Seahorses finish 3rd in 16-team regatta

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The winds of the Rappahannock River proved to be challenging for the 16 teams competing in the Interscholastic Sailing Association Atlantic Coast Championship Regatta at the Christchurch waterfront last weekend.

Last weekend Christchurch School hosted the Interscholastic Sailing Association Atlantic Coast Championship Regatta at the school’s waterfront. A total of 16 teams from as far away as the state of Maine and the Bahamas came to sail. The teams used Christchurch’s fleet of 420s.

According to Randy Stokes, Mid-Atlantic Scholastic Sailing Association director, “the wind provided a variety of challenges including persistent shifts, oscillating shifts, shoreline effects. It was a great test for the sailors.”

CCS coach Isaac Clark helped organize the event. “If the level of competition was not challenging enough for the sailors, the Rappahannock River’s breeze only compounded it with indecisive winds, with velocities ranging from 0-10 knots and a direction that swung around the entire compass throughout the two days,” said Clark. “Nevertheless, we got off 24 quality races throughout the weekend with Severn School emerging the most consistent to win the regatta.”

The Severn School of Severna Park, Md., won the event. Falmouth High School of Falmouth, Maine, came in second, and Christchurch School was third.

posted 11.14.2012

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