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BHS sailors take first place at Sail Sand Point
SEATTLE - The Bainbridge High School sailing team competed in a two-day district-wide regatta at Sail Sand Point on Lake Washington last weekend.
In both of the two competitive divisions, Silver and Gold, 15 teams competed having successfully competed in a qualifying regatta last weekend. Approximately 88 sailors from 22 schools, including 29 from Bainbridge, participated in the event.
The sailors had to wait until mid-afternoon Saturday for enough wind to start a race.
The Gold Division and the Silver Division each got two races in before the wind died around 5 p.m. and racing was called for the day. In steady wind on Sunday, the Gold and Silver Divisions each completed four additional races between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The BHS sailors had a very successful regatta, said Spartan Head Coach Susan Kaseler.
In the Silver Division, BHS placed first and fourth out of the competing 15 teams.
BHS Sailors Olivia Mitchell and Harry Saliba were first in A fleet, and Will Brown and Johanna Rosenboom placed second.
In addition, B fleet sailors Cole Garthwaite and Harry Brelsford were second.
“These results continue to demonstrate the depth of the BHS sailing team,” Kaseler said.
In the Gold Division, BHS sailors placed fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh.
Outstanding BHS sailors in the Gold Division were Stasi Burzycki and Elizabeth Rolfes, who placed second in the A fleet, and Carissa Block, Cole Rees, and Nicole Sanford who placed second in the B fleet.
As good as the victory in Seattle was, Kaseler is already looking ahead to the team’s next challenge.
The team travels to Port Angeles next Saturday for another day of fleet racing and intense competition, Kaseler said.
The Port Angeles Regatta starts Saturday, March 29.