Last week, Sea Scouts from around the world gathered at the Sea Star Base Galveston on the Texas coast to participate in the 2018 William I. Koch International Sea Scout Cup.

This prestigious regatta included 11 preliminary qualifying events held for U.S. Sea Scouts in each of the four BSA regions, with nearly 150 Sea Scouts taking part in the week-long sailing event.

Best-in-class sailors from the U.S., Denmark, Finland, South Africa, Hong Kong, Brazil, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, and Poland competed in the regatta, but at the end of the week, two Sea Scouts from Cambridge, Mass., took home the Koch Cub trophy. 

Thomas Craciun (left) and Max Katz-Christy (Photo: Bryan on Scouting/ Michael Roytek and Randy Piland)

Part of what makes this win so awesome is the fact that the winning team is relatively new to the world of Sea Scout competition. Skipper Max Katz-Christy, and crewman Thomas Craciun’s first and only Sea Scout-sanctioned race was actually the qualification for the Koch Cup, Bryan on Scouting reported in a recent post. There’s no doubt Spirit of Adventure Council and Sea Scout Ship 131, aka “Brutus,” are proud of their new sailing champions. 

Read about all the winners of the 2018 Koch Cup and learn more about this exciting regatta tradition in the full story from Bryan on Scouting.

Also, be sure to check out the event’s Flickr feed for incredible photos and videos from the regatta!

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