Islesboro’s Emily Lau presented with sportsmanship award

UPDATED: Camden Hills sails to second consecutive state championship

Posted:  Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 12:30pm

CASTINE — The Camden Hills sailing team claimed its second consecutive state championship over the weekend on May 12 and 13 at Castine’s Maine Maritime Academy. 

The local squad collected 104 points and sailed past Falmouth, who placed second with 118 points, and Mount Desert Island, who placed third with 189. In total, 14 teams were in the waters eyeing the trophy. 

“Skippers Hugh Levitt and Simon Morin with crews Emmett Acosta, Courtney King, Jesse Mann, Amelia McClellan, Emerson Brott dealt with blustery and shifty conditions Saturday and light spotty to medium breezes Sunday,” said Camden Hills coach Debbie Schreiber. 

“Sailors tactical and boat handling skills were challenged,” said Scheiber. “Finding a favorable position on the starting line, being on the correct side of the course, catching the shifts and the ability to maneuver the boats, all contributed to the teams succeeding.”

At the same time of the state championship was the DownEast Invitational Regatta, which featured 19 schools from across New England. 

Marblehead High of Massachusetts won the the DownEast Invitational while Taber Academy (Massachusetts) placed second, Belmont Hills (Massachusetts) placed third and Camden Hills placed fourth. 

The Butch Minion Sportsmanship Award was presented to Emily Lau from Islesboro by Betty Minion, in honor of Minion’s brother Butch.

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