MDI Community Sailing
Southwest Harbor
Mount Desert Island, Maine

MDIHS Sailing Team The MDI High School Sailing Team was the first of its kind in the state of Maine. It was begun in 1991 and was founded by the non-profit organization Oceanus Institute, Inc. In 1996, when MDI Community Sailing Center was first established, the sailing team needed a home. MDICSC became that home. Having a home has allowed the team to take off over the years, and each spring and fall more than 30 student sailors fill the classroom and the boats. The team has won the state championship regatta several times, and alumni of the team have gone on to sail at some of the top-ranked colleges in the country. MDICSC provides the team with a heated indoor classroom, meeting space, waterfront floats and several safety launches for coaching.

The team competes throughout the spring and fall, traveling all over New England, and is a member of the New England Schools Sailing Association (NESSA). The MDI Community Sailing Center is proud to have the MDI High School Sailing Team call it home and to be part of all of the success stories the team has created.

Here is a list of some of the MDI Sailing Team alumni. If you are an alumnus of the MDI team and went on to sail in college but are not listed below, please contact our office to be added to this impressive list.

MDIHS Sailing Team Alumni

Boston University

Lily Licthenstein

Bowdoin College
Mae Speight, Philip Koch

College of Charleston
Mary Maxwell

Columbia University
David Coplon

Connecticut College
Christine Wilson, Wells Bacon

Eckerd College
Cody Spruce

Hobart William Smith
Liana Folger

Maine Maritime Academy
John Joseph, Rowan Fraley

Salve Regina

Sean Beaulieu

SUNY Maritime
Tyler Steel

Lily Madeira, Maggie Bacon, Solomon Krevans

University of Vermont
Ryan Brown, Nathaniel Paine

US Coast Guard Academy
National Armed Forces Sailing Team

Nicole Atherton


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