The Swampscott High sailing team has its largest contingent of sailors ever, 17, we are told by the town's recreation director.
On Saturday the crews rigged their 420 class sailboats at Fisherman's Beach, preparing to take to the harbor this coming week for practices, said Douglas Mentuck.
Douglas took photos of the crews and their boats and sent them to us. They accompany this post.
The Big Blue team, which has been meeting indoors, has a new coach — Kieran O’Connell from Gloucester.
We plan to catch up with the coach soon for a preview of the Big Blue's season.