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2017 Sharon High School Sailors- Massachusetts’s Best Public High School Sailing Team

May 27 2017

The Sharon High sailing team has concluded the season as Massachusetts’s best public high school sailing team in NESSA (New England School Sailing Association) team racing, NESSA fleet racing, and the State Championship Regatta.

In the fall fleet race season, the team raced in regattas in Portland, ME, Martha’s Vineyard, and at an intersectional regatta at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut. The team qualified for the Atlantic Coast Championship in Rochester, NY, where they finished fourteenth among teams coming from the Virgin Islands to Minnesota.

The Sharon team is a member of the Mass Bay League, composed of 32 teams surrounding Boston inside the Route 495 beltway.  Sharon finished first in the team race season at 9-0, and first again at the league’s fleet race championship regatta which involves four large fleets and about 100 sailors.

Sharon is also a member of the regional New England Schools Sailing Association where they compete against some 80 teams from the New England states, including the elite private schools who founded sailing as a high school sport and who draw students with national championship and Olympic aspirations.  In the New England Fleet Race Championship, Sharon finished seventh, the highest finish of any public school in Massachusetts.  That earned a berth in the Phebe King regatta in Annapolis where they finished ninth among 18 teams from the Mid-Atlantic to the Midwest and even one team from California.  In New England team racing, the team was ranked ninth, again the highest finish of any Massachusetts public school.  That earned a berth to the Terkelson Invitational Tournament in Portland, Maine, where Sharon finished second.

The season was capped off with a second place finish at “States,” beaten only by the private school team that placed third at the nationals.  Once again, this was the highest finish by any public school in Massachusetts.

The team includes several current or former MYC members:  head coach, Gary Werden, assistant coach, Lisa Downey, and sailors Jack Eberhardt, Meghan Haviland, Aaron Fairchild, and Arthur Rabinowich.

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58 Lakeview Street P.O.Box 18, Sharon, MA 02067    Lat: 42° 5' 52" N     Lon: 71° 10' 50" W 
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