Youth sailors compete in a race off Dockton Park Sunday. (Susan Riemer/Staff Photo)

Youth sailors compete in a race off Dockton Park Sunday. (Susan Riemer/Staff Photo)

Regatta draws youth from around region

  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10:55am
  • Sports

More than 150 youth sailors participated in the Northwest Interscholastic Sailing Association’s Quartermaster Ranking Regatta off Dockton Park last weekend.

It was the first high school regatta that has taken place there, and Youth Sailing Director at The Sailing Foundation, Andrew Nelson, called it a success, noting that sailors and family members were pleased with the venue.

“We might be back next year,” he said.

The weekend held no rain and enough wind to sail, allowing for several races both Saturday and Sunday. The top seven teams will go on to compete at the district championships at the end of April. The top three teams of the gold fleet (varsity) were Orcas High School, Olympia High School and Friday Harbor High School. The top three results were similar in the silver fleet (JV) races, with Orcas High School coming in first again followed by Olympia and Sehome High School.

The sailors and their supporters filled the dock and the picnic area throughout the weekend, and even warmed themselves at the fire pit.

“It was a great spot,” Nelson said. “It would be nice to see a Vashon team there in the future.”

— Susan Riemer

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