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.


TeamPositionLast NameFirst NameShip Name (Number)PointsPlace
1SkipperCarterHannah936 Mariner151
CrewHowardTeagan936 Mariner
5SkipperMarantoLily936 Mariner15.52
CrewMullenChristopher936 Mariner
CrewHansingR. J.1886
4SkipperGebauerLily936 Mariner374
CrewMullenClaire936 Mariner
CrewNewmanMaya Elizabeth1886
3SkipperFinkSpencer711 Del Mar558
CrewFreyMadeleine936 Mariner