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12-year-old Skaneateles girl competing in Lightning Regatta

A Central New York family is making waves heading into this weekend’s 80th Lightning Anniversary Regatta at Skaneateles Country Club.

At just 12 years old, Agnes Collins of Skaneateles will compete as a fourth-generation family member in this weekend’s Lightning Regatta race, carrying on a legacy established by her great-grandfather, A. Brohmann Roth, in the 1940s.

Roth purchased his first Lightning, named Saga, and quickly became a skilled racer, practicing weekly with his fleet. Both Agnes’ grandmother, Anne Roth, and her mother, Sara Hueber Collins, have grown up in the Skaneateles sailing community.

Read More: Syracuse.com
Photos from Friday: Syracuse.com
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