Boatswain, or youth leader, Tessa Ramsey took the lead in getting the Sea Scout Ship Decisive crew to the second highest rating of the Schooner Class at the 2015 Ancient Mariner Sea Scout Regatta which wrapped up Sunday at the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo, California.
Commodore Larry Richardson, arriving home Tuesday, said the scouts participated in more than 20 seamanship events including knots, swimming, semaphore, breeches buoy, rope climb, boatswain’s chair, pulling boat, obstacle course and more.
“We are all very proud of the Kauai Sea Scouts, not just for their outstanding performance in the competition, but they also represented our state in a manner which can make us all proud,” Richardson said. “With their professionalism, enthusiasm, poise, and aloha spirit, it was clear to the rest of the Sea Scout fleet that the kids from Hawaii were ‘squared away sailors.’”
There were more than 400 Sea Scouts from across the nation gathered in California for the regatta.
The Kauai Sea Scouts, in addition to its achievements at the regatta, performed their good deed while traveling to the regatta last Thursday when they voluntarily transported two Kauai Humane Society Transfer Program dogs to California on their departure aboard Alaska Airlines.
“We had a great time in California,” Richardson said. “But we are all grateful to be home on Kauai as we prepare for our next adventure — circumnavigating Kauai aboard the Decisive.”
The Sea Scouts set sail June 5 for one week. They also will have its summer cruise in July.