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    Monday, August 08, 2022

    First day on the water for beginner sailors in East Lyme

    Cami Stam, right, relaxes while at the tiller while sailing with Mae Munster, center, and instructor Siofra Collins, partially blocked from view, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, during the Niantic Bay Sailing Academy beginner sailing class on the first day out on the water in the Optimist sailboats at the Niantic Bay Yacht Club. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

    East Lyme — Beginner sailors participating in the Niantic Bay Sailing Academy spent their first day out on the water Wednesday.

    Under the guidance of instructor Sara Bouchard, the youngsters were learning to sail Optimist sailboats at the Niantic Bay Yacht Club, 8 Shore Road. The academy, a nonprofit, is based at the yacht club.

    Cami Stam, right, and Mae Munster leave the dock at the Niantic Bay Yacht Club Wednesday, June 22, 2022, on the first day out on the water in the Optimist sailboats while participating in the Niantic Bay Sailing Academy beginner sailing class. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
    Instructor Sara Bouchard, on boat at right in center, and a group of young sailors leave the dock at the Niantic Bay Yacht Club on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, on their first day out on the water in the Optimist sailboats while participating in the Niantic Bay Sailing Academy beginner sailing class. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
    Young sailors make a turn around a buoy while participating in the Niantic Bay Sailing Academy beginner sailing class Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at the Niantic Bay Yacht Club. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

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