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.

Eagles race at Marblehead

Adam Witham

Already in the middle of the sailing season, the GSA sailing team traveled in April to Marblehead, Massachusetts for two weekend regattas. Upcoming is  chance to see them in local waters when they host three regattas in Castine: on April 27 and May 6 against high school teams, including, Mount Desert Island. …

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MMA varsity sailing team races to 7th place in POLA Cup

CASTINE—The Maine Maritime Academy Varsity Sailing Team placed seventh out of 10 teams in the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup, a Cal Maritime Invitational Intercollegiate Regatta hosted by the Los Angeles Yacht Club. The race brings together 10 top offshore sailing teams to race identical Catalina 37s. Californina Maritime …

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