2006-05-18 / News

N.K. sailors take state title, again

title, again

The North Kingstown High School sailing team has won the title of Rhode Island State Champions for the second consecutive year.

After having what some people are calling a dream season and holding a New England team racing record of 16 and 3 over 80 other teams, North Kingstown flexed its sailing muscles once again on Tuesday May 8, competing against 11 other Rhode Island teams for the state championship.

The regatta was hosted by the University of Rhode Island and run by the URI sailing team. With shifting conditions, N.K. sailed smart and was able to pull ahead of Portsmouth Abbey, which placed second overall.

Competing in FJ's, skipper Gary Largess, '07, along with crew Anna Miniutti, '06, sailed in A division in all 10 races. Winning A division was no surprise after Largess and Miniutti scored 6 firsts out of 10 races. In B division, Lyle Fielding, '08, and crew Kirsten Ferguson, '06, also won their division for N.K., sailing all 10 races in tech dinghies. Always being the positive force behind the team, Coach Matt Largess knew that they had it in them. "The sky's the limit for N.K." says Coach Largess. The team hopes to win the upcoming National Team Racing Championship, the Baker Trophy held in Martha's Vineyard, May 26 and 27.

Race results were: North Kingstown, 55 points; Portsmouth Abbey, 60; Bishop Hendriken, 76; Providence Country Day, 103; Moses Brown, 133; Barrington, 138; Bay View, 149; LaSalle Academy, 158; Rogers, 166; Rocky Hill, 169; Portsmouth High School, 179; and East Greenwich High School, 180.

For any additional information contact, sailing coach contact Matt Largess at 423-0508.

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