Old Salts’ Regatta – 2023

Stormy rowing

73rd Annual Old Salts’ Regatta – Coast Guard Island, Alameda
Friday, May 5 – Sunday, May 7, 2023

19 Sea Scout Ships from around the Bay Area competed at Old Salts’ Regatta this past weekend on Coast Guard Island in Alameda. 144 youth attended for an intense weekend of competition, complete with intermittent downpours and stormy weather.

USCG cutter tour kids boarding
Scouts boarding USCG cutter for a tour
SSS Viking competing in scuttlebutt

The crews competed in 19 events including knots, rope climb, scuttlebutt, flotilla drill, pulling, and piloting, some of which are pictured below. Congratulations to all the crews for a great weekend of competition and fun and to Golden Gate Area Council (GGAC) members Sea Scout Ship (SSS) Sea Fox (Regatta Relay winner), SSS Corsair (Captain’s Cup award), and SSS Viking (Captain’s Cup award, Scuttleoff competitor) for taking home quite a few awards and accomplishments. This year’s regatta weekend also featured a tour of a USCG cutter, where scouts could see what happens on board a large coast guard vessel.

Captains cup scouts in uniform award
Attendees in uniform

Thanks to our hosts at Coast Guard Island, a great committee of volunteers from GGAC and Pacific Skyline Council and to all the families and scouts who made this event possible. The scouts will have a few weeks off before the biggest competition of the spring, the Ancient Mariner Regatta (AMR), which will be taking place Memorial Day Weekend at California Maritime Academy. All are excited for another fun and memorable weekend! Email [email protected] if you are interested in attending.

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