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Galveston County
Sea Star Base Galveston
News Release
Wednesday, September 20, 2017


GALVESTON, Texas – Sea Star Base Galveston will host the 9th Biennial William I. Koch International Sea Scout Cup Regional Regatta Trial, “Aggie Cup”, on Saturday, September 23, on Offatt’s Bayou, 7409 Broadway, 8:30 am – 5 pm.

The oldest continuing qualifier for the Koch Cup, referred to as the “Aggie Cup”, is a sailing regatta open to any Sea Scout Crew in a Southern Region Ship, and one of four to be held in Scouting’s Southern Region. Qualifiers from the regatta will compete in the William I Koch International Sea Scout Cup to be held at Sea Star Base Galveston in 2018. Aggie Cup Director is Skipper Dan Wilson.

Admission to the race is open to all Southern Region crews who have submitted the required forms and permissions prior to the date of the event. Governed by the ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2017 – 2020, Boy Scouts of America Guide to Safe Scouting, posted Aggie Cup sailing instructions and the Official Notice of Racing, the regatta is a Sea Scouts, BSA event. Sailors will compete on  FJ’s, or Flying Junior, which are popularly used to teach young sailors the skills of boat handling and racing.

There are seven races currently planned for race day pending weather conditions. The Race Committee reserves the right to alternate the number of races based on weather conditions.

Check in and registration the day of the regatta begins at 8:20 am and the Skipper meeting begins at 9 am. Practice sailing is 9:45 and the warning signal for the first race is 10:15 am. Races resume after lunch 1:30 – 4:30 pm. Regatta results and awards are announced immediately following the protest and penalty review.      

The race course will be indicated by verbal command from the Race Committee no later than the warning signal of that race, and could be sailed as triangle; modified triangle; triangle-windward; triangle windward-leeward; windward-leeward; or modified windward-leeward. The courses will be set for 15 – 20 minute completion cycles. The courses will be marked by orange tetrahedrons, balls cylinders or other indicators, and the starting line will be between a designated mark and an orange flag on the Race Committee vessel.

Regatta spectators are encouraged. There is no spectator fee and parking is free. A complimentary shuttle is available for overflow parking.  For complete Aggie Cup regatta rules and registration go to or call (409) 572-2560.  

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