Sea Scout Ship 5111 - Chicago, IL

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SSTV "Edward B Stein"

Our current vessel, Edward B Stein, is a C&C 39, designed by Cuthbertson & Cassian Ltd. and built by Belleville Marine Yard of Ontario, Canada in 1973.

She has been well-maintained for her age, with a complete rebuild of her Moyer Marine Atomic 4 engine just three years ago. She has completed in 17 Chicago to Mackinac Island races.

Donated by Jim Richter & Randy Kuhn, she will enjoy her first full season with Ship 5111 in 2017.

General information

Sea Scout Ship 'Challenge' 5111, chartered by Columbia Yacht Club, was formed in 2002, coinciding with the first year of the William I. Koch International Sea Scout Regatta also hosted by Columbia Yacht Club.

Sea Scouting is part of the Venturing Program of the Boy Scouts of America with an emphasis on water-based activities. It is a coed program for young adults 14 - 20 years old.

Unique to our program is the 'Abegweit' or 'Abby' (as she is also known), a 372' former icebreaker and Clubship of the Columbia Yacht Club. The 'Abegweit' serves as our home base. Our sailing schedule includes - Monday night sail training, Wednesday night 'Beer Can Series' racing and select regattas and port to port races.

During the off season, the Ship meets on a twice monthly basis for training, advancement and other group activities.