National Sailing HOF hosts Wounded Warrior regatta

Published on April 26th, 2015

Annapolis, MD (April 26, 2015) – Wounded Warriors and their families took to the waters of Annapolis this weekend, as 26 people participated in the 5th Wounded Warriors Sailing Regatta on Saturday, April 25, hosted by the National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) and Chesapeake Regional Accessible Boating (CRAB) on Spa Creek in Annapolis.

The Wounded Warriors were teamed up with crews of experienced sailors, including United States Naval Academy midshipmen and CRAB volunteers. Assistant Secretary of the Army Katherine Hammack and Rolex Yachtsman Terry Hutchinson also sailed with the group. The teams used fleets of Naval Academy Colgate 26s and CRAB Freedom 20s for the event.

Also on hand for the event were Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Phil Cullom and Maryland Secretary of Veterans Affairs George Owens.

The Wounded Warrior regattas are part of the NSHOF’s Wounded Warrior Sailing Squadron. Another Regatta, this time sailed in J/22s, will be co-hosted by the College of Charleston and the NSHOF on May 9th, including a free BBQ dinner on board the historic aircraft carrier USS Yorktown.

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