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Yacht club puts wind in kids’ sails

Posted: Thursday, Apr 25th, 2013

Tristan Scarborough hauls on the running rigging of a 14-foot racing dinghy, a lightweight sailboat that can leave the young sailor breathless on a gusty day. “If I get into too much of a panic, I turn into the wind and just luff,” he said. “That’s where your sails don’t get any wind, and they’re all curvy.” (Photo by Rick Beasley)

Their sails fattened and straining to a brisk southwester, a trio of slender dinghies threw spray as they charged across Yaquina Bay toward a hairpin turn at one of the course’s red-flagged buoys.

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