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Bainbridge Rotary helps launch sailing fundraiser

May 8, 2013 · 3:18 PM
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Max Popken skippers a Flying Junior sailboat, one of the FJs that will be replaced in the fleet for the Bainbridge High sailing team as fundraising efforts continue. / Jay Brown photo

The Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island has awarded Friends of Bainbridge Island High School Sailing a grant for a sailboat.

This donation will help fund the replacement of eight Flying Junior sailboats used by the high school sailing team and in sailing classes offered by Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District.

The high school sailing team is not funded by the school district; participants and their families cover the costs. The goal is raise $45,000 this year so the new fleet arrives in time for the 2014 spring racing season.

Contact bhssailing@gmail.com for more information about high school sailing and the sailboat replacement campaign.

 


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