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Junior sailors to compete at Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design Regatta

Junior sailors to compete at Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design Regatta

The Helly Hansen junior sailing crew has heard it all before. That sailing is boring. That it's for old people. That it's not a real sport.

Liam Kennedy, 18, a senior at Annapolis High and the team's new spinnaker trimmer, had heard enough. As part of a school project that required community service, he started a petition to make sailing an officially recognized school sport. The school didn't agree, but perhaps some of the people he spoke to did.

"I used to get mad at people who didn't understand that sailing was a sport, but now I kind of use it as an opportunity to teach them," he said. "But it's always something that annoys us, because we don't get the...

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