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They may be small, but they are mighty. The Christchurch Seahorses, a high school sailing team on the Rappahannock River, can now claim the title of National Champions.

Christchurch is a prep school with scarcely more than 200 students. But in recent years, the Seahorse sailing team has been challenging— and beating— teams from much larger schools.

Over Memorial Day weekend in Portland, Maine, Christchurch took a shot at the Baker Trophy, the Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA) Team Racing Championship. Read on.