NK Skippers Win 2021 Season

The North Kingstown Sailing team rises above all of this year's Covid challenges and finishes the season in first place.  A tremdous task by all the sailors and coaches! The NK Skippers still got it!

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NK Sailing Team 2nd in RI Coed Fleet Racing Championship 2021

Dixon Wixted and Julia Cotsonas capture 1st place in Divison A.

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Molly Coghlin, Elliot Mascena, and Anaclaire Tamboe capture 4th place in Divison B.

Former NK Sailors doing great things in great places...

Nora Ong (Brown '23)

Delaney Bamford (URI '20)

Addie Sutton (Cornell '21)

Marina Barzaghi (University of South Florida '21)

Aili Moffet (Connecticut College '23)

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Megan Bamford - 2018 Sperry Top-Sider/ICSA Women’s National Championship

2014 North Kingstown High School graduate Megan Bamford won a national title with the Boston College sailing team last week as the Eagles captured the 2018 Sperry Top-Sider/ICSA Women’s National Championship in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Addie Sutton - Cornell Rookie of the Year  2018

North Kingstown High School graduate Addie Sutton has played a big part in a historic season for the Cornell University sailing team.

A member of the North Kingstown sailing program before heading to Cornell, Sutton has made an immediate impact in her freshman season. She teamed up with Thomas Balk to help Cornell clinch its first nationals bid. Racing for the Captain Prosser Trophy April 8, the team shook off a snow squall on Cayuga Lake to earn fourth place, which clinched a first-ever trip to the team racing national championship.

Sutton’s contributions earned her the team’s annual Rookie of the Year award.

Addie was named first-team All-American and first-team All-MAISA crew 2019-20.

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Dakotah Northrup - NK/URI Sailor Wins 2018 Yngling North American Championship

Dakota Northrup of North Kingstown along with teammates, sailing for the Sakonnet Yacht Club won the North American Yngling Championship held at theSheboyganYacht Club in Sheboygan, Wisconsin on the western shores of Lake Michigan.

Dakatoh was also selected to be part of the J/22 Scholarship Boat crew to compete in several J/22 regattas, including the 2018 J/22 World Championship at Annapolis Yacht Club in September.

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Caroline Bourgeois - Team Racing Nationals 2019

Congratulations to NK alum Caroline Bourgeois and the Jacksonville University Sailing Team for qualifying for 2019 Team Race Nationals (for the first time in program history) this weekend! Team Race Nationals will be held in Newport, RI, May 25-27.

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NK Sailing Team off to Nationals  2017

The North Kingstown High School sailing team this past weekend led a clean sweep of the fleet during the two-day New England team racing regatta held in Portland, Maine.

Led by co-captains Marina Barzaghi and Adeline Sutton, the Skippers won all 15 races, securing the Jim Terkelson Trophy and punching their ticket to the Interscholastic Sailing Association’s national invitational this weekend in Greenwich, Conn. 

The 21-member team has posted a 12-7 record and is ranked 10th in New England. Earlier this month, the Skippers narrowly missed winning the Rebecca Herreshoff Trophy by finishing in second place at the regional women’s championship hosted by Brown University. That came a week after North finished sixth for the O’Day Trophy.

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NK Sailing Qualifies for TWO National Regattas  2017

A familiar tune for the NK High School Sailing team as they have qualified for not one but two National regattas this Fall season. Four sailors will be heading to Keelboat Nationals in St. Petersburg, FL November 17-19th after winning the NESSA qualifier in Portland ME back in October. Seniors Aidan Naughton, Kevin Stamp, Jaia Colognese and Junior Rowan Westhall will look to represent NK Sailing with a strong showing sailing J70's. At the same time another group of four sailors will be in New Orleans, LA at the Great Oaks National Invitational after tying for first at the NESSA qualifier at Black Rock YC in CT back in Late September. Seniors Ryan Soucy and Caroline Bourgeois along with Juniors Alex DiCenso and Nora Ong will represent a talented NK Sailing team at yet another National level event. 

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NK SAILING TEAM NAILS QUALIFYING RACE  2013

The North Kingstown High School sailing team won the New England Public School Team Racing Championship May 18 on Lake Massapoag in Sharon, Mass. This qualifies the NK team for a berth in the National Invitational Tournament in Milwaukee, Wis. this weekend.

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N.K. Sailing Team Qualifies for National Championship  2013

The North Kingstown High School sailing team has qualified for the national championship after finishing first in the regional regatta held in Greenwich, Conn., over the weekend. The team was presented with the O'Day Trophy.

The Skippers will compete for the Mallory Trophy at the Interscholastic Sailing Association High School Doublehanded Championship held at the Chicago Yacht Club in Illinois the weekend of May 11, 2013

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NK sailors have potential to win it all this season.  2007

“Our goal this year is to make it to nationals in fleet racing and win the national championship,” the coach said.

The goal is not so lofty when considering that the Skippers have been the state champions for the last two years and finished sixth out of 89 teams in New England.

“It is very unusual for public school kids to be this good in sailing,” Largess explained. “We are racing against some of the elite wealthy academies and I know that we surprise them.”

They are hoping to surprise more than one team on Saturday when they compete in a four-way regatta hosted by Portsmouth Abbey. The Skippers will take on Hodgkiss, who were last year’s New England champions, Portsmouth Abbey and the Naval Academy Preparatory School.

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N.K. sailors take state title, again.  2006

The North Kingstown High School sailing team has won the title of Rhode Island State Champions for the second consecutive year.

After having what some people are calling a dream season and holding a New England team racing record of 16 and 3 over 80 other teams, North Kingstown flexed its sailing muscles once again on Tuesday May 8, competing against 11 other Rhode Island teams for the state championship.

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