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.

Megan Bamford

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 Sutton

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.

NK Sailing Team off to Nationals

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.

Caroline Bourgeois - Team Racing Nationals

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.

David Northrup - URI SailorsWin 2018 Yngling North American Championship