The Martha’s Vineyard high school sailing team cruised to its third consecutive Cape & Islands Division team racing title this spring.


As the season reaches the midway point, several teams are asserting their dominance while others are recouping from hard-fought losses.


Mary Morano has skippered her high school sailing team to smooth waters, always casting a sailor’s eye on life. She has been sailing since age seven, and two years ago made a comeback following a serious accident on the water.


The Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School sailing team is ranked fifth in New England and the top public high school in the region.


The regional high school sailing team competed in the National Invitational Tournament last weekend, placing eighth of 10 teams. The team gained entry into the tournament after competing in the New England Sailing Schools Association championship races on May 17.

After qualifying for the Fritz Mark trophy race in Hyannis last weekend, the Vineyarders thought they had missed the chance to move on to the national invitational, despite a hard-fought comeback at the end. Now another team has dropped out and Island sailors will race in Cambridge this weekend.