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HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: At age 54, cancer survivor Santiago Lange of Argentina became the oldest medalist at the Rio Games when he and crew Cecilia Carranza Saroli won the gold in the Olympic debut of the Nacra 17 mixed catamaran class. Peter Burling and Blair Tuke of New Zealand, who have since won and defended the America’s Cup, clinched the 49er gold with a race to spare to cap a dominating quadrennium. Giles Scott of Britain lived up to the enormous pressure of being heir apparent to Sir Ben Ainslie, the most-decorated sailing Olympian of all time with four golds and a silver, when he clinched gold in the Finn class before the medal race was sailed.

A crew of Marauders will set sail in pursuit of a national championship this weekend. The five St. Joe’s sailors escaped the wintry weather to race for the Mendelblatt Trophy at the two-day Interscholastic Sailing Association Keelboat Invitational Regatta off the coast of St. Petersburg, Fla. They are the first national qualifying team to represent the New York Interscholastic

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Canisius High School announced Thursday it has elevated three club sports to varsity status effective this year: rugby, squash and sailing. “All three programs have shown sustainability and growth over the past number of years at Canisius,” Crusaders Athletic Director Jim Mauro said. “We anticipate the trend will continue and the elevation to varsity status will promote it even

Penny Joseph’s family had a sail boat, but she didn’t get to travel through the waves on it too often. Yet, those few experiences on the open water piqued her interest, resulting in her joining the competitive sailing team at Buffalo Seminary. What does the freshman think about the sport after some extended exposure to it? “It’s really fun.

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