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Swimming right along

We have two weeks left to go, but don’t pack it up so soon! We still have so much more to offer. Did your son love that water polo class he took a few weeks back? Sign him up again! Has your daughter talked about taking that Jewelry class (but haven’t gotten around to it yet?) Lucky her, we offer it again for the next two weeks. Don’t forget about kayaking, fishing, nature, golf,
marine biology, tennis and so much more!

And, just as we do every week, we’ll offer our weekly Tween and Teen Nights, as well as Movie Night and our regular Open Sail/Kayak, too. Our final Cove Walk of the season will step off Sunday.

 With so much going on, we hope you’ll jump aboard!


Competition in the Cove

Under hot and sunny skies, it was a perfect Maine summer day to jump in The Cove to compete in KBIA’s fifth annual Cove Swim.

Top male finishers were John Wilkinson (19:56.00)  and Benjamin Morse (23:03.84), followed by the top females finishers, Susan Knight (24:36.49) and Meghan Bailey (25:33.56).

In the 200-yard youth swim, Pierce Rottman (3:16) and Carolina Ritchie (3:24) earned top honors in the boys and girls divisions, respectively.

For a complete list of winners, visit


Remembering Reid

Twenty sailors took to the water on Sunday to ride in the third annual Reid Sacco Family Regatta. The focus was on fun, for the sailors and the spectators, and we accomplished that mission in the spirit of Reid Sacco, a former sailing/swimming instructor at KBIA.

Following several rounds of competition in The Cove, we awarded the following honors:

Best Sportsman”ship”: Marguerite Montagner

Most Spirited: Jimmy Puckette

Most Capsizes: Peter Mitchell

Best Capsizes: Aidan Wood

420/Taz, First: Isabelle Wood and Madeleine Montagner

420/Taz, Second: Conner O’Hara and Philip Wolf

420/Taz, Third: Marguerite and Mr. Montagner

Opti, First: Jimmy Mitchell

Opti, Second: Ellie and Leigh Griswold Boudreau

Laser, First: Julianne Puckette

Laser, Second: Joe Ricca

Laser, Third: Teddy Dawson


Craftmeisters on the catwalk

Fashionistas in our Craftmeisters class showed off their duct-tape creations in Friday’s fashion show to an enthusiastic crowd. Styled handbags, dresses and even a spiffy hat were all the rage on stage.


KBIA sailors take home top honors

CONGRATULATIONS KBIA sailors! It’s been a fantastic two days for our racing teams … Last Tuesday, July 31, our sailors did very well in their first-ever team racing formatted event, the Biddeford Pool Yacht Club’s Saco Bay Invitational Regatta.

The first-place Opti team, a mix of area sailors, included our own Peter Mitchell. Other Opti sailors (Romi Bjotvedt, Isabelle Wood and Madeleine Montagner) also did well.

The 420 team sailed three on three and placed third out of the four teams. Teammates include Joe Ricca, Harris Bjotvedt, Teddy Dawson, Julianne Puckette, Ashley Mullen, Taylor Mullen, Connor O’Hara and Nailah Bjotvedt.

Last Wednesday’s MIRC at Sail Maine was a huge victory for KBIA. Our Opti Race team of Harry Stevenson, Marguerite Montagner  and Aidan Wood took first place overall. Our Race Team (Harris Bjotvedt, Joe Ricca, Julianne Puckette, and Ashley Mullen) took first place overall in the 420 fleet as well!


Annual Meeting is Aug. 18

Following the “busy-ness” of the 2012, we will discuss the “business” side of our 2012 season and KBIA in general at our annual meeting on Saturday, Aug. 18. All members are welcome to join Executive Director Martin Lodish and the Board of Directors under the tent at 11 AM.

Afterward, please join us for our annual August BBQ at noon, followed by our annual August Awards Ceremony at 1 PM, when we will hand out the much-anticipated participation ribbons, KBIA “wedges” and the traditional KBIA “silverware.”


Say cheese!

Sneak a peek into many of the classes we offer at KBIA. We are compiling picture albums on our Facebook page and invite you to share your favorite snapshots with us. Please send .jpgs to Laura Smith at [email protected].


This week at KBIA

Tween Night:

 7 to 9 PM Tuesday

G-Force Laser Tag on the Beach, KBIA. $24.


Movie Night:

7 to 9 PM Wednesday

“Gnomeo & Juliet”

at Smith House, $7.


Teen Night:

7 to 9 PM Tuesday (this week only)

G-Force Laser Tag on the Beach, KBIA. $24.


Please pre-register for all events at the office; families may pay at the door for Movie Night.