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Sailing team starts season at home with big show at Eagle Harbor regatta
The Bainbridge High School sailing team began their competition season last Saturday by hosting a regatta in Eagle Harbor, the first such competition to be hosted by the team in several years.
BHS sailors had an excellent day on the water, with five out of the six teams placing in the top 10 for the day.
Participating schools that traveled to Bainbridge to take part in the regatta included St. Mary’s, Port Townsend, Port Angeles, Wilsonville, Wilson, Lincoln, Olympia, Central Kitsap and others.
“The team showed depth and pretty good consistent sailing in the regatta,” said BHS Head Coach Susan Kaseler.
“Our goal was to do our best to qualify as many teams as possible to sail gold fleet at the district wide regatta,” she said. “Since four Bainbridge teams finished in the top seven, Bainbridge qualified to sail four teams in the gold fleet at Sail Sand Point in the district wide regatta. We [were] the only school to qualify more than one team.”
Kaseler praised the event volunteers and marina staff for their support of this crucial early season event.
“We do want to thank the Eagle Harbor Marina management and owners for their support, and the regatta workers that made the racing possible,” she said.
Teams for the event were comprised of one skipper and one crew member for each boat in Division A and Division B, their scores were then combined.
The top two most successful BHS teams (listed boat number: skipper crew, skipper, crew) were:
Bainbridge 6: Stasi Burzycki, Johanna Rosenboom, Will Brown, and Cole Rees.
Bainbridge 5: Geoff Brelsford, Kat Smith, Lucas Burzycki, and Olivia Moeller.
The Sail Sand Point Combined Division Regatta will be held at Sail Sand Point in Seattle on Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23. The event will be a fleet racing regatta, for the Northwest District’s north and south regions.