More than 350 Sea Scouts from Washington, Oregon,
California and Hawaii will compete in 25 maritime events
that demonstrate the teenagers’ nautical expertise aboard
the U.S.S. Hornet, a historic aircraft carrier and national treasure, May 26 to 28, 2012.
The Ancient Mariner Regatta events include whaleboat races, sailing, navigation, knots, first aid and other team-‐building events. This weekend, the Sea Scouts celebrate two milestones: the 60th anniversary of the Ancient Mariner Regatta, and the 100th anniversary of the Sea
“The Ancient Mariner Regatta is the top Sea Scout event in the country,” said Joshua Gilliland, Regatta Chairman. “No event brings this many Sea Scouts together in friendly competition to test their skills and make positive memories that last a lifetime. We are especially proud that so many out-‐of-‐state Sea Scouts are joining us for our twin anniversaries.”
Founded in 1912 by Arthur Astor Carey in Boston, Sea Scouts is the second oldest program in the Boy Scouts of
America. Today, Sea Scouts sail in the waters off Maine, the rivers in Iowa, and the warm oceans of Hawaii.
“Sea Scouts is a coed program for young men and women age 13 and a graduate of the eighth grade through the age of 20,” said retired Coast Guard Vice Adm. Charles Wurster, National Sea Scout Commodore. Sea Scouts is dedicated to Scouting, good seamanship, community service, and social opportunities for youth. We are proud to celebrate the first 100 years of Sea Scouts and look forward to launching our second century.”
About Sea Scouts
Sea Scouts provides young people with positive opportunities through sailing, scuba diving, and all forms of nautical adventure. Many Sea Scouts have taken their seafaring skills to new levels, including Paul Siple of the Byrd expeditions in Antarctica and Dawn Riley, an America’s Cup team captain and general manager. For more information on Sea Scouting, visit www.newseascout.org.
About the U.S.S. Hornet
The U.S.S. Hornet is one of the most decorated warships in naval history. Her final commanding officer, Rear Admiral Carl Seiberlich, began his seafaring career as a Sea Scout. Admiral Seiberlich’s Naval service included the recovery of Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 on the U.S.S. Hornet. For more information about the U.S.S. Hornet, visit www.uss-‐hornet.org.
About the Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America prepares young people for life through the nation’s foremost youth program with character development and values-‐based leadership training. The Boy Scouts of America serves youth all across the United States. Annually, over 2.7 million young people participate in programs that build character, foster citizenship, and develop life skills and personal fitness. For more information about the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.scouting.org