Ranney Wins NJ State Sailing Championship for the Second Straight Year

The Ranney sailing team won its second straight New Jersey State Championship on Saturday, May 19.  Twelve teams from across the state took to the water at Shrewsbury Sailing & Yacht Club, vying to capture the 2018 New Jersey High School Sailing State Championship and the Elizabeth Olsen Trophy. 

 The Panthers, in only their third year, hoped to defend their title as 2017 State Champions. The day started with winds of 12-15, knots but as the day wore on, the winds subsided, becoming light 
and shifty.  Despite the variable conditions and the relentless rain, Ranney won both the A and B divisions, cementing them as the New Jersey State Champions for the second-straight year.  

Ranney sailors, Luke Arnone, Blake Epstein, Cameron Giblin, Matthew Hamelsky, Catherine Vucetic, William Beyer, George Sima, Brooke Schmelz and Hubert Wang all contributed to winning the New Jersey State Championship, along with Coach Clay Johnson.