TOMS RIVER, NJ - The Summit High School Varsity Sailing Team, despite struggling in the morning's light winds, delivered three top five finishes in the afternoon session to earn ninth place out of 16 teams at a Fleet Racing Qualifier for the NJ League. The finish secured the team a position for the team at the MASSA Silver Fleet Championship to be held on October 20 and 21, also in Toms River.
Top performances were contributed by Mia Chmelar, Sean Groskoph, Malcolm Harrison, Sophie Lusty and Hannah Mercurio.
Summit returned to Toms River the next day for the Fall Team Racing Qualifier, finishing in fourth place after beating Christian Brothers Academy in the final race of the day. The final leg of the ultimate race was particularly exciting with the Summit team working together to finish first and second to secure the fourth place overall finish. Summit was led by sailors Avery Anderson, Quinn Collins, Jack Greengrass, Groskoph, Harrison, Evan Hybl and Peter Tully.
The Summit High School Varsity Sailing Team practices in Perth Amboy on Thursdays and Saturdays, holding race days with Perth Amboy High School, Chatham High School, and Oak Knoll on Tuesdays. Sailors interested in learning about the team should contact Head Coach John Groskoph at firstname.lastname@example.org.