Frequently Asked Questions

1-Participation (2)

  1. US Sea Scouts- This is a by invitation event for US Sea Scouts. If you are a resident of the US, you must be an active and currently registered member of the Boy Scouts of America Sea Scout program and reached the rank of Apprentice prior to January 1, 2018. You must be at least 14 years of age and not reached your 21st birthday on the day the event begins. US Sea Scouts must attend a preliminary sailing event, and will be ranked in order of finish. There are 20 teams allocated for US teams.  Additional US teams will be offered invitations if all 20 foreign teams are not filled.
  2. FOREIGN SEA SCOUT- Must be a registered member of a recognized WOSM Scouting organization, at least 14 years of age and not reached your 21st birthday on the day the event. Some foreign Scouting organizations have special rules, so check locally on rules for attending this event. Also some foreign Scouting organizations hold preliminary sailing events to determine who may represent their respective country. There are 20 teams allocated for foreign teams.
  3. STAFF- All staff must be currently registered as a Sea Scout or as a registered Sea Scout foreign or domestic adult leader. Please see registration requirements for staff.  All adult leaders must have completed “Youth Protection Training”.
Category: 1-Participation
  1. This is a by invitation event. You must go on line to seascoutcup.org and fill in the participant registration or staff registration form on line, following the written instructions provided in the official invitation. First you must establish an account by providing a USER NAME and PASSWORD. Then you can return again and again to complete your registration form. You must make an entry on every single line. If something does not apply to you, simply enter NOT APPLY OR N/A. You must also pay a registration fee.  Once you have done all of this you will receive medical and other forms to sign and return by via e mail, mail or fax. Only then are you registered.    If in doubt about your registration status it is your responsibility to contact the Registrar via e-mail to determine your status. Please e mail the registrar at registrar@seascoutcup.org. Your registration fee provides only a fraction of the cost of this event. DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS April 1, 2018.
  2. If you fail to complete your registration prior to April 1, 2018 your registration may be cancelled and you may not attend this event. It is your responsibility to determine that you are completely registered, all forms are submitted, including a required medical form and that you are properly registered.
  3. Once you register you may withdraw up to 60 days from the beginning date of the event. You must advise the registrar via e mail and receive confirmation that the registrar will allow you to withdraw. If you furnish written notice prior to 60 days of the event you will receive a complete refund of your registration fee. After the 60 day deadline, refunds will be considered on a case by case basis.
  4. Not everyone will be accepted to participate as a race team or to serve on staff. You should be notified that you have been accepted or rejected. However please contact the registrar if you have not been notified at least 90 days prior to the event.
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2-Travel (4)

This event is being held at the Sea Star Base Galveston, Galveston, Texas. You may fly into George Bush International Airport (65 miles) or William P. Hobby Airport (40 miles) both in Houston. We do not provide transportation from the airport to Sea Star Base Galveston. However there are numerous shuttles available at the airport.  If you need further information please consult the web or contact the Registrar.

Category: 2-Travel

On the first day of the event, Sunday July 8, 2018. Report between Noon and 1700 Hr., to Sea Star Base Galveston at 7509 Broadway St, Galveston, TX 77554, for final on-site registration.  

Category: 2-Travel

You may drive your vehicle to the Sea Star Base Galveston and park in an offsite area. There might be a daily parking fee. You will not be authorized to access your vehicle during the event.

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  • For Sea Scouts traveling from a great distance who require housing prior to the beginning of the event, we attempt to find housing before the event by contacting local Sea Scout parents. To obtain this you must apply well in If you need housing before the event, please contact the Registrar at registrar@seascoutcup.org
  •  We do not provide routine ground transport to the event from airports or from rail stations. That is your responsibility. We can provide you information about local ground transport.
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3-Equipment (4)

Due to the increasing awareness of head injuries, we are requiring the wearing of protective gear at this event while racing. You will be furnished a helmet and must wear it at all times during the time you are on the water.

Category: 3-Equipment

You may bring your own personal life jacket, provided it is US Coast Guard approved type I, II, or III and not an inflatable type. If you are a foreign Sea Scout you must still have a US Coast Guard approved life jacket. If you do not bring a life jacket we will furnish a life jacket for you.

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  • All Sea Scouts and staff must have government issued picture identification on their person at all times. If you do not have a state issued driver’s license, you must contact your local state and obtain a personal identification card or a US Passport. School identifications cards are not acceptable forms of identification.

 

  • If you are a foreign Sea Scout or Staff member, you must have your official passport issued by your country of origin. If you request, we will hold your passport until you depart for safe keeping.
Category: 3-Equipment

You must provide your own transport to and from the event location. Once you have registered and arrived at the event site you will be provided lodging, meals, boats for the race, regatta hat and shirt and all transport during the event. You must bring your own beach towel, and other bath towels. Beddings, sheets, pillows etc. will be provided. You also need a dress Sea Scout uniform and other specified equipment. See equipment list for this event for a more detailed list of what to bring.

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4-Conduct (5)

You will be assigned to a specific room. Only persons assigned to that room are permitted in the room at any time. If you violate this rule you may be excluded from the event.

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You may not depart the event area or the housing area at any time without first receiving permission from the security Watch Officer. If you leave without permission you may be excluded from the event.   

Categories: 4-Conduct, 5-General

NO person, staff, participant, spectator, may be in possession of any illegal drugs, or alcohol during this event.  You may possess a small pocket knife or rigging knives. If you are required to take prescriptions drugs, this must be noted on your medical form and you must turn these drugs over to the event medical officer for administration.

Categories: 4-Conduct, 6-Spectators

No person may smoke on the grounds of the event at any time.

If you are an adult (21 years of age of older) and must smoke you must go on the public sidewalk outside Sea Star Base Galveston

Category: 4-Conduct

There are written rules for personal conduct. If you violate these rules you may be excluded from this event. There are also special rules regarding the way the races are conducted. The facility that hosts this event has special rules. It is your responsibility to know these rules and follow them. You will sign a copy of these rules during your registration process.

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5-General (3)

You may not depart the event area or the housing area at any time without first receiving permission from the security Watch Officer. If you leave without permission you may be excluded from the event.   

Categories: 4-Conduct, 5-General
  • Staff applicants are not eligible for financial assistance.
  • For domestic and foreign Sea Scouts, financial assistance might be available to provide for up to ½ the cost of your airfare. You must apply for this financial aid prior to April 1, 2018.  Final amount of assistance will be determined by the total funds available and the number of requests.
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Please bring your own personal medical insurance card. We insure you during the event for medical emergencies only. This does not provide you coverage while traveling to and from the event.

Category: 5-General

6-Spectators (3)

NO person, staff, participant, spectator, may be in possession of any illegal drugs, or alcohol during this event.  You may possess a small pocket knife or rigging knives. If you are required to take prescriptions drugs, this must be noted on your medical form and you must turn these drugs over to the event medical officer for administration.

Categories: 4-Conduct, 6-Spectators

Parents and guests may watch the races. There is good viewing from the shore. We also sometimes attempt to provide viewing from a boat on a space availability basis. You must sign up for this boat trip and there might be a fee.

Category: 6-Spectators
  • For the awards dinner, guests and parents may sign up to attend this event and must pay a fee. To sign up for the awards dinner, please contact the purser via e mail purser@seascoutcup.org You are not registered to attend the awards dinner until you receive confirmation from the purser after the purser has received your reservations and fee.   Space is limited, so sign up early.  If you do not attend the awards dinner, you forfeit your fee.  Check the website for additional information.
  • Dress for the Award Dinner is semi-formal (Jacket and tie for gentlemen). For Sea Scouts and Sea Scout Leaders it is dress white uniform. In the alternative an official dress blue uniform may be worn by adult leaders only.  All US Sea Scout uniforms and insignia must meet standards exactly as set in the Sea Scout Manual.    For foreign scouts the dress is your official dress uniform. Uniforms will be inspected prior to the awards dinner.
Category: 6-Spectators