Mariners Summer Offshore Sailing program opened the season this weekend at Centerboard Yacht Club for the Centerboard Regatta. Mariners campaign the Academy's Sydney 38 'Tasman' in the Gulf Of Maine Offshore Racing Association from June-August. They race against other keelboats from Maine and beyond in PHRF regattas.
Crewing this weekend was a mix of current students and recent alum: Kate Smith, Mary Shea, Cat Mahoney, Alex Walker, Caroline Foy ('18), Parker, Nate Douglass ('18), Gretel Williams ('19).
In the two races sailed the Tasman Crew showed lots of grit & a huge learning curve. For the first race of the season, a lot of time was spent tuning the boat and learning positions.
The Offshore program continues next week at the Portland Yacht Club Pilot regatta.