First Place
Teagan Howard and Hannah Carter (Skipper)
Second Place
Christopher Mullen and Lily Maranto (Skipper)

San Diego, CA — Ship 1886 hosted the First Annual Jim Elroy Sea Scout Regatta on October 7, 2017, in San Diego Bay, in the shallows off the southwest end of Shelter Island.  Conditions were typical for San Diego, with steady 5+ knot winds out of the West, beginning around 1100, when the first starting sequence began.  The course was a windward – leeward, with the marks about 200 yards apart, and the start/finish line approximately in the middle.  Racers ate lunch in their boats at about 1230 after three races, then ran five more races, wrapping up about 1500.  Hannah Carter and Teagan Howard from Ship 936 took first place.  Lily Maranto and Christopher Mullen, also from Ship 936, fought them hard and took a very close second, with Jack Caires and R.J. Hansing from Ship 1886 coming in third.  The crews enjoyed the use of brand new FJs supplied by the San Diego Yacht Club, as well as the Club’s campus, for the regatta.


Jim Elroy was the principal organizer of the Koch Cup, putting his heart and soul into it, from its inception until he stepped down after the 2016 competition.  Special thanks to Stan Miller, proprietor of Good Point Gasoline; “Rags” Laragione, proprietor of the San Diego Maritime Institute; and John Fretwell, director of the Junior Sailing Program at the San Diego Yacht Club, for generously giving of their time, talent, and treasure in making this regatta possible.


Team Position Last Name First Name Ship Name (Number) Points Place
1 Skipper Carter Hannah 936 Mariner 15 1
Crew Howard Teagan 936 Mariner
5 Skipper Maranto Lily 936 Mariner 15.5 2
Crew Mullen Christopher 936 Mariner
6 Skipper Caires Jack 1886 27.75 3
Crew Hansing R. J. 1886
4 Skipper Gebauer Lily 936 Mariner 37 4
Crew Mullen Claire 936 Mariner
7 Skipper DeVries Jonathan 1886 47 5
Crew Walters George 1886
8 Skipper Curry Roland 1886 47 5
Crew Huyard Lydia 1886
2 Skipper Curry Pierce 1886 50.75 7
Crew Newman Maya Elizabeth 1886
3 Skipper Fink Spencer 711 Del Mar 55 8
Crew Frey Madeleine 936 Mariner
9 Skipper DeVries Michelle 1886 66 9
Crew Hoffman Kaya 1886