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Galveston County
Sea Star Base Galveston
News Release
Friday, November 03, 2017

SEA STAR BASE KOCH CUP AWARDS

GALVESTON, Texas – Sea Star Base Galveston recently hosted the 9th Biennial William I. Koch International Sea Scout Cup Regional Regatta Trial, “Aggie Cup”,  Saturday, September 23, on Offatt’s Bayou, 7409 Broadway

The oldest continuing qualifier for the Koch Cup, the regatta is open to any Sea Scout Crew in a Southern Region Ship, and is one of four races 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. Regatta Director is Skipper Dan Wilson, Commodore of Sam Houston Are Council that includes Houston and the surrounding 16 counties.

Admission to the race was open to all Southern Region  and is 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  compete on  FJ’s, or Flying Junior, which are popularly used to teach young sailors the skills of boat handling and racing.

At the conclusion of the races, following the protest and penalty review, winners were announced as follows:

1st place:  Ship 1000, Andrew Vandling  and Isaac Barkely

2nd place: Ship 45, Ryan Shaw and Kaytlynn Welsch

3rd place: Ship 846, Zander Sexton and Simon Sexton

4th place: Ship 45, Jonathan Franks and Bo Steber

5th place: Ship 45, Esteban Garcia and Amber Steber      

Sea Star Base Galveston is a high-adventure aquatic destination offering marine and maritime education programs that foster teamwork, skills, lifetime leadership, and independence in body, mind, and spirit. The Base offers sailing and educational programs for youth, adults, and physically challenged individuals.       

 For information on upcoming regattas or SSBG Community Sailing programs go to www.ssbgalveston.org or call (409) 572-2560.  

In the pictures: Koch Cup Regatta Trials, 1st place  - L - R:  Dan Wilson, Commodore of San Houston Area Council, Andrew Vandling and Isaac Barkely

Koch Cup Regatta Trials, 2nd place - L - R: Kaitlynn Welsch, Commodore Dan Wilson, and Ryan Shaw

Koch Cup Regatta Trials, 3rd place - L - R: Zander Sexton, Dan Wilson, and Simon Sexton

Koch Cup Regatta Trials, 4th place - L - R: Jonathan Franks, Bo Steber, and Skipper Dan Wilson

 




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