Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12, coed school in Westport, CT

Dragon sailors take first at NESSA Team Racing, qualify for Nationals
John Nash

The Greens Farms Academy sailing team, which entered the weekend ranked 15th in New England, won the Terk Trophy at last weekend’s New England Schools Sailing Association team championship event in Portland, Maine.

The Dragons won 12 out of their 13 head-to-head races to finish first ahead of Choate Rosemary Hall.

This event was a district tournament where the top-ranked teams from New England Championships that didn’t qualify for Nationals were invited to compete for a single berth to represent New England schools at the 2019 National Invitational Tournament.

That regatta will take place Memorial Day Weekend in Cleveland, Ohio.

This was the first time GFA qualified to compete in the postseason New England Tournament, and the first time they earned the subsequent opportunity to compete at the National Invitational Tournament on behalf of all New England High Schools.

Boats for GFA were skippered by Sofia Segella, Katherine McNamara, and Scott Yenor with crews of Ryan Audemard, Andrew Audemard, and Griffin Gigliotti.

Other sailors in the program are Dilan Patel, Oliver Wieser, Griffin Gigliotti, Harrison Stevens, Mikey Bartush and Max Laferriere.