Richmond Sea Scouts victorious at Ancient Mariner Regatta

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Richmond Sea Scouts victorious at Ancient Mariner Regatta
The Richmond Sea Scout Ship Northland, combined with the crew of the Chaser out of Napa, took first place in the Pulling Boats Final Race at the regatta last weekend. (photo: Dennis Hayes)

A Richmond crew claimed victory last weekend at the Ancient Mariner Regatta, the largest Sea Scout Regatta on the West Coast.

The Richmond Sea Scout Ship Northland, combined with the crew of the Chaser out of Napa, took first place in the Pulling Boats Final Race at the regatta. Twenty-five ships from Northern and Southern California, Oregon, and Hawaii competed in the annual event occurring at the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo.

“Quite an achievement for the crew of the Northland,” said John Cockle, Northland 2nd Mate.

The Richmond Sea Scouts is a program that trains youth ages 13 to 18 in sea-based skills that are particularly beneficial for those interested in a career in the Coast Guard, Navy, or maritime industry. The Sea Scouts meet every Tuesday evening 7:30-9 and Saturdays 10-3 at the Northland Sea Base at historic Richmond Shipyard No. 3, opposite 1319 Canal Blvd.

Participants learn teamwork, leadership, athletics, mechanics, and navigation all in a nautical setting.

More information about the program can be found at Northland Sea Scout Ship Facebook page or www.northlandnautical.org.

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