Youth sailing race

Participants with the Sachems Head Yacht Club of Guilford, high-five each other as they move their boats into the water for the start of the youth sailing Secor Volvo Race on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Niantic Bay Yacht Club. Fifty teams competed in the third annual race where participants sail from Niantic to Fishers Island for the first leg of the race.  On Friday competitors will race from Fishers Island to the Mystic Shipyard .The race has been modeled to closely resemble the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Participants with the Sachems Head Yacht Club of Guilford, high-five each other as they move their boats into the water for the start of the youth sailing Secor Volvo Race on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Niantic Bay Yacht Club. Fifty teams competed in the third annual race where participants sail from Niantic to Fishers Island for the first leg of the race. On Friday competitors will race from Fishers Island to the Mystic Shipyard .The race has been modeled to closely resemble the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Participants with the Sachems Head Yacht Club of Guilford, high-five each other as they move their boats into the water for the start of the youth sailing Secor Volvo Race on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Niantic Bay Yacht Club.

Fifty teams competed in the third annual race where participants sail from Niantic to Fishers Island for the first leg of the race.  On Friday competitors will race from Fishers Island to the Mystic Shipyard. The race has been modeled to be a youth race that closely resembles the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race.

Coach Libby Ryan, right, helps teammates Nina Hoehmebart, center, and Isabella Amendola, all of the Pettipaug Yacht Club, prepare their boat before the start of the youth sailing Secor Volvo Race on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Niantic Bay Yacht Club. Fifty teams competed in the third annual race where participants sail from Niantic to Fishers Island for the first leg of the race.  On Friday competitors will race from Fishers Island to the Mystic Shipyard. The race has been modeled to closely resemble the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Coach Libby Ryan, right, helps teammates Nina Hoehmebart, center, and Isabella Amendola, all of the Pettipaug Yacht Club, prepare their boat before the start of the youth sailing Secor Volvo Race on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Niantic Bay Yacht Club. Fifty teams competed in the third annual race where participants sail from Niantic to Fishers Island for the first leg of the race. On Friday competitors will race from Fishers Island to the Mystic Shipyard. The race has been modeled to closely resemble the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Teammates Jack Ryan, right, uses a flip flop to paddle as he and teammate Liam Bernstein, of New England Science & Sailing, move their boat to the start of the youth sailing Secor Volvo Race on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Niantic Bay Yacht Club. Fifty teams competed in the third annual race where participants sail from Niantic to Fishers Island for the first leg of the race.  On Friday competitors will race from Fishers Island to the Mystic Shipyard. The race has been modeled to closely resemble the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Teammates Jack Ryan, right, uses a flip flop to paddle as he and teammate Liam Bernstein, of New England Science & Sailing, move their boat to the start of the youth sailing Secor Volvo Race on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Niantic Bay Yacht Club. Fifty teams competed in the third annual race where participants sail from Niantic to Fishers Island for the first leg of the race. On Friday competitors will race from Fishers Island to the Mystic Shipyard. The race has been modeled to closely resemble the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Teammates Matthew Wallace, center, and Maddy Ploch, of Rye, New York, prepare their boat before the start of the youth sailing Secor Volvo Race on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Niantic Bay Yacht Club. Fifty teams competed in the third annual race where participants sail from Niantic to Fishers Island for the first leg of the race.  On Friday competitors will race from Fishers Island to the Mystic Shipyard. The race has been modeled to closely resemble the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Teammates Matthew Wallace, center, and Maddy Ploch, of Rye, New York, prepare their boat before the start of the youth sailing Secor Volvo Race on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Niantic Bay Yacht Club. Fifty teams competed in the third annual race where participants sail from Niantic to Fishers Island for the first leg of the race. On Friday competitors will race from Fishers Island to the Mystic Shipyard. The race has been modeled to closely resemble the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Competitors prepare for the start of the youth sailing Secor Volvo Race on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Niantic Bay Yacht Club. Fifty teams competed in the third annual race where participants sail from Niantic to Fishers Island for the first leg of the race.  On Friday competitors will race from Fishers Island to the Mystic Shipyard. The race has been modeled to closely resemble the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
Competitors prepare for the start of the youth sailing Secor Volvo Race on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the Niantic Bay Yacht Club. Fifty teams competed in the third annual race where participants sail from Niantic to Fishers Island for the first leg of the race. On Friday competitors will race from Fishers Island to the Mystic Shipyard. The race has been modeled to closely resemble the prestigious Volvo Ocean Race. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

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