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North Points Sailing Regatta On the Neuse
High school sailors compete in Oriental
October 4, 2017
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T
he average age of Oriental’s population dropped briefly this weekend. One hundred and six high school sailors attended by 67 parents and coaches arrived Friday night for the North Points Regatta.

North Points Regatta 2017

Bow To Stern hosted the event and the Red Rooster fed and entertained the sailors on Saturday evening. Jim Edwards provided the FJs and 420s. The Stallings House provided the launch point.

Eighteen schools from four states, North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, sent 20 teams to compete. Fifteen teams sailed FJs in the Varsity divisions and five teams sailed 420s in the JV/Composite division. The North Points Regatta is also a qualifier for the ISSA Great Oaks Invitational in November.

The final rankings are as follows:

Great Oaks Qualifier
1st Beaufort High School
2nd John T. Hoggard High School
3rd Pine Lake Preparatory

JV/Composite
A Division
1st Cape Fear Academy
2nd Pamlico County High School

B Division
1st Cape Fear Academy
2nd J.H. Rose High School

Team
1st Cape Fear Academy
2nd James Island Charter High School

North Points #2
A Division
1st Beaufort High School
2nd John T. Hoggard High School
3rd Porter-Gaud School

B Division
1st Wando High School
2nd Beaufort High School
3rd Bishop Kenny High School

Team
1st Beaufort High School
2nd Wando High School
3rd Porter-Gaud School

North Points Regatta 2017
The launch point.
North Points Regatta 2017
On the water.
North Points Regatta 2017
Parents keep watch from the shade.
North Points Regatta 2017
Sailors in an FJ.
North Points Regatta 2017
Competitors watch from The Stallings House dock.
North Points Regatta 2017
A crowded field.
North Points Regatta 2017
Jim Edwards directs rotations from the dock.
North Points Regatta 2017
Coaches and students watch from shore.
North Points Regatta 2017
Negotiating the mark.
North Points Regatta 2017
Taking a break between rotations.

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Posted Wednesday October 4, 2017 by Allison DeWeese


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