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Summer Sailing…A Great Start to the Season!

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 Alexander Lloyd Nearly a month has passed since school ended. Time has been flying by! The Academy’s Summer Ocean Racing Program has been going really well, with less than two weeks until the start of the 635 mile race from Newport, Rhode Island to Bermuda. Since the start of the season, we have had podium finishes in every race we sailed in aboard the J44, Glory. We earned a second place trophy in our first race taking just under 34 hours to sail a 185 mile round trip from Stamford, Connecticut to Block Island and back. We took home second and third place finishes last Saturday and Sunday respectively in local day races outside of New London. In just a few weeks’ time, the team has really come together as one, where we have taken full advantage of each others’ strengths to overcome many challenges on the water. Toward the end of this week, we will be transiting to Newport for a large three- day regatta next weekend. On Friday, June 18, we will start the culminating race of the summer sailing program to Bermuda. I have gained a lot from my summer experiences thus far, and I am only affirming my appreciation for getting the most out of the unique, incredible experiences the Academy has to offer.

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