A sailing program for students in sixth grade through twelve has stated for this season in Boothbay Harbor. Chris Liberti, the Director is the teacher of STEM education in Boothbay Region High School. He takes up this work when he isn’t spending time with the kids in the water.
According to him, the sailing program is quite competitive but not inside a school or in the sense of Interscholastic Sailing. There are going to be regattas. Students will be able to band together along with the other students in different programs and then compete as the ad hoc team at the varsity level. Also, less experienced or young sailors will be able to compete in the level of junior varsity for honing their skills.
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Katie Spithill, the one of the most experienced skippers in the world, has been part of Busan Cup International Match Race ever since they inaugurated the event in 2008. That’s not completely as she stayed away for one year when she had to deliver her daughter. Even though she has been part of it for years, she has won the series for the first time in 2016. She defeated Britain’s Macgregor, who is a 2-time champion.
After winning the series, she told the reporters she’s very happy with the win as she has been attending it regularly for the past 8 years. And that makes it a very sweet victory for her. Continue reading →