Sea Scout Ship 5111 - Chicago, IL


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Sea Scout Ship 5111 utilizes vessels owned by the Pathways to Adventure Council, Boy Scouts of America.

The Council's current fleet included a J35, a 40' Ketch and two J24's. The boats are located at 31st Street Harbor.

Additional vessels are planned for the 2016 sailing season.

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.

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