For High School Senior Mary Morano, Sailing is More Than Sport
Mary Morano has skippered her high school sailing team to smooth waters, always casting a sailor’s eye on life. She has been sailing since age seven, and two years ago made a comeback following a serious accident on the water.
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High School Sailing Team Heads to Regionals
The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School sailing team is ranked fifth in New England and the top public high school in the region.
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Smooth Sailing Ahead

The regional high school sailing team competed in the National Invitational Tournament last weekend, placing eighth of 10 teams. The team gained entry into the tournament after competing in the New England Sailing Schools Association championship races on May 17.

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High School Sailors Head to National Invitational
After qualifying for the Fritz Mark trophy race in Hyannis last weekend, the Vineyarders thought they had missed the chance to move on to the national invitational, despite a hard-fought comeback at the end. Now another team has dropped out and Island sailors will race in Cambridge this weekend.
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Spring Sports Showcase Young Talent
Spring sports at the regional high school are underway and lacrosse, track and field, tennis, sailing, baseball and softball all look to have promising seasons so far.
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Tennis, Track Teams Undefeated; Sailing Squad Has Wind at Back

Home sports action picks up after April vacation on Monday with boys’ lacrosse taking on Dartmouth at 3 p.m. On Tuesday girls’ lacrosse hosts league opponent Coyle and Cassidy at 3 p.m., and sailing takes on Barnstable at the Sailing Camp Park at 3 p.m.

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Team Sailing a Tactical Maneuver

Unlike other spring sports at Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School, sailing can’t move indoors in inclement weather.

The team is on the water most afternoons, after catching the bus from school to Sailing Camp Park (parent organization Sail MV provides the facilities and equipment for the team). When it rains, they rig up the boats. When there’s no wind, they go out and practice nonetheless. And if there’s a late-season snow shower, well, the team’s still on the water. About the only thing that can keep them inside is lightning.

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Sail MV Gives High School Sailing Team Gift of New Boats

Like so many Vineyarders do, the high school sailing team gathered Monday afternoon at the Steamship Authority docks to wait for a boat.

Or, more specifically, their six boats, which rolled off the Island Home on the back of a trailer to much applause and cheering.

Thanks to gifts from Sail MV benefactors — the program provides equipment and a home base for the team — the team was able to purchase brand new 420s for the fleet. This is the first new fleet in the program’s history; previous boats were always purchased used.

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