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VBHS Sailing Team competes in Sarasota

VBHS team members rigging up for SAISA South Points #7

Five YSF high school sailors participated in last weekend’s South Points Regatta #7, hosted by Sarasota Youth Sailing.  The regatta was sailed on Sarasota Bay from the SYS headquarters on Long Boat Key.    Blustery winds with gusts to 25 knots made for challenging sailing conditions.  Twelve races were sailed over a six hour span, testing both the skill and endurance of the young sailors. 

Skipper Virginia Zedda and crew Holly Gandolfo placed 16th overall, competing against 28 boats. 

Skipper Alden Findley and crew Bryan DeJesus Camacho also competed, with Maria McGuire serving as alternate crew.    The young sailors were accompanied by YSF Sailing Director Mary Morgan and parents Paula Findley and Karen Gandolfo.

VBHS Sailing team member Bryan DeJesus Camacho outfitted for blustery conditions on the Sarasota Bay