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Coach Gavin Potts, standing right, assesses the sail position of a boat manned by students Nate Wallace and Michael Tregilgas, hidden from view. Photo by Randy Hanson

Happy to have wind in their sails

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Classes are in session at the fledgling St. Croix Sailing School - and no one is complaining about it.

After a 15-minute review under the canopy at the school's home base, five young sailors head across First Street to the Lakefront Park boat landing. There, they rig three 14-foot Club 420 sailboats with some help from their coaches, and set sail into the river.

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The boat skippered by Michael Tregilgas catches a wind gust out of the south and is blown toward the dike road.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
(715) 426-1066
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