Eagles host Downeast Invitational this weekend

Erik Bailey and skipper Adam Witham

From left, crew Erik Bailey and skipper Adam Witham race at Marblehead. Photo by Claudio Van Duijn

High school teams from across Maine and New England will race in Penobscot Bay when GSA hosts the annual Downeast Invitational Regatta on Saturday and Sunday, May 9 and 10. Using the Maine Maritime Academy waterfront and its fleet of C420 sailboats, two-person crews will tack and turn in Smith Cove. An awards ceremony will follow the action on Sunday, including the Modisette trophy, dedicated to Jim Modisette, the man who started the event in 2000, and given to the top finisher from Maine. Above, from left, crew Erik Bailey and skipper Adam Witham, from a race in Marblehead, Massachusetts earlier this season.