Bruce C Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tue, 27 May 1997 07:47:46 -0400
Fellow Sea Scouters:
From the sounds of things, it was a very busy weekend for regattas.
You've already seen a message from Marc Scimonelli about the Nygard Area
Regatta in Southern Maryland. Let me just fill in a little more
The Nygard Regatta brought together 14 Ships from four states, most
being from Maryland and Virginia. In attendence for the first time was
three-week old Ship 565 from the District of Columbia, which more than made
up for in enthusiasm what they may have lacked in experience. Generally
the weather cooperated until Sunday evening when light drizzle gave way to
heavy showers overnight.
As always, competition was intense but friendly, with most Ships urging
on not only their own Shipmates but Sea Explorers from all the other Ships.
From what I could see as a Skipper and judge of a couple of events, the
Sea Scouts were considerably better prepared to compete this year than
previous years. Most skills were handled well, and time generally were a
good bit lower than in the past.
The top two Ships were so close that they ended in a 95-point tie. The
tie was broken by taking the Ship with the higher Mariner's Quiz score.
Top finisher was Ship 46 from Westover, West Virginia. In second was
S.E.S. Long Rider from Ashton, Maryland. In third was S.E.S. Columbia
Ranger (86 points) from Columbia, Maryland.
Congratulations to all the Sea Scouts who competed this past weekend at
the Liberty Rendezvous in New York, Ancient Mariners' Regatta in San
Francisco, and the Nygard Regatta in Maryland! You're terrific.
Skipper, S.E.S. Columbia Ranger
Columbia, Maryland USA