Two Sea Scouts Selected for Western Region Quarterdeck
June 12, 2017
This May, two of our very own Orange County Sea Scouts were selected to be a part of the Western Region Quarterdeck. Christopher Shintani of the Del Mar and Hannah Carter of Mariners were both selected to be Boatswains Mates, and will be representing the Sea Scout program to prospective members by spreading awareness on social media and helping new scouts get involved, amongst other things. Chris has said that he ‘hopes to visit as many Sea Scout Ships as possible and work with those who may need help with membership and attendance,’ and Hannah is equally enthusiastic saying ‘I hope to inspire more ships to arise through my term.’ We congratulate them both on their latest accomplishment and wish them good luck going forward.
Long Beach Invitational Regatta
March 11, 2017
The Long Beach Invitational (LBI) Regatta is designed to test your crew’s skills and knowledge as well as ingenuity and teamwork in a way that is innovative and enjoyable. On March 11, 2017, 94 youth along with 48 adults from 12 ships joined on the Long Beach Sea Scout Base for the 34th Annual Long Beach Invitational Regatta.
Apprentice Christopher Shintani said, “Long Beach Invitational is a small yet enjoyable competition that not only helps bring Sea Scouts together but can show others who are interested or unfamiliar with Sea Scouts, a glance at the knowledge and skills that are taught and learned by Sea Scouts. They always find a different way to twist events that definitely set them apart from other competitions! It’s an event we always look forward to every year!”
This year’s event held a variety of unusual exercises for the teams to complete. From knot tying blindfolded and sailing identification to kayaking and canoeing, these Sea Scouts had a ton of work cut out for them.
At the end of the day it was the crew of the Del Mar from Newport Beach who took the win with a final score of 125 points. Mariners “KMS” Team from Dana Point earned second place with 120 points and the Renegades, from Newport Beach took third with 95 points.
Collin Byun from Ship 90 Renegades thought, “LBI was a lot of fun and a great experience for Scouts of all experience levels.”
The Long Beach Invitational Regatta prides itself on being a different competition each year with new events for the Sea Scouts to compete in. Congratulations to all the teams who participated in this year’s challenging events. We hope to see you out there again next year!
|Del Mar from Newport Beach took 1st place.||Renegades from Newport Beach took 3rd place.|