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Sea scouts celebrate another great summer!

Mariner boats head to Catalina
Mariner boats head to Catalina

Mariners 936 sea scouts, based in Dana Point harbor, have celebrated the end to another great summer with a last cruise to Catalina Island. The youth and adults headed to the west end of the Island on Friday on four large sailboats, spending time at the Isthmus and then to Emerald cove, rendezvousing with other scouts ships for the English George Regatta; a competition of maritime skills. The Mariner team took 1st place in the “Round Indian Rock” race as well as taking time for socializing and fun in the sun!

Congratulations to Teddy Carter and Sarah Wyman of Mariners 936 for their 2nd place win in the Koch cup qualifier event this weekend at Newport Sea base, earning them the chance to compete against scouts from all over the world at the 2014 William I. Koch International Sea Scout Cup.

Mariners Sea Scouts will kick off their 36th fall season with an open house and informational meeting September 11th at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Orange County Sailing & Events Center, 34451 Ensenada Place at the Dana Point Harbor and will include a tour of facility and refreshments for prospective new members. Youth from throughout south Orange County are invited to learn about the opportunities available with the local Sea Scouts program.

Mariners offers a co-ed boating program to youth ages 12 to 18 designed to allow kids an opportunity to have fun with their friends in boats of all sizes at a very low cost. Recreational sailing and racing, along with fun weekend trips to Catalina and the Channel Islands, allow participants to become fully competent in handling boats of all sizes. No previous boating experience is required.

Mariners offers an extensive fleet of small and large sailboats along with trips aboard the tall ship Spirit of Dana Point. In addition, kayaks, rowing boats, outboard motor boats and motorized inflatable dinghies are available for member use. Mariner Sea Scouts are a part of Boy Scouts of America’s Venturing Division and have been based at the Dana Point Harbor for 36 years under the leadership of Jim “Skip” Wehan.

Mariners’ youth have the opportunity to sail and live aboard the Spirit of Dana Point tall ship every summer for a nine-day trip at sea. In addition, a $10,000 college scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating Mariners high school senior. Mariners are offered many community volunteer opportunities and also earn credit for their service

Additional information can be found at www.mariners936.com, on Facebook at

www.facebook.com/mariners936seascouts or via email at info@mariners936.com.

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