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DOCKTALK Wounded Warrior Sailing Regatta a Success by Paul Bollinger Jr. O cessible Boating (CRAB) Freedom 20s n a bright, sunny September and the Naval Academy Colgate 26s, 14 with plenty of wind for a the “Star Spangled Banner” played. strong race, more than two dozen wounded warriors and their families were greeted by the U.S. Naval Academy Band as they disembarked from their buses at the National Sailing Hall of Fame (NSHOF) dock. With each of the service anthems playing, everyone was greeted by VADM Phil Cullom, Deputy Chief of ##The sun shone upon the Wounded Warriors Naval Operations for Regatta in September. Photo courtesy of USNA Fleet Readiness and Logistics, and all of The nervousness exhibited by the the Naval Academy Midshipmen who wounded warriors and their family planned to skipper and crew the boats members quickly turned to big smiles as with the honored guests. Before crews they were expertly fitted with lifejackboarded the Chesapeake Region Ac- ets, settled into the boats, and given safety instructions by the Mids and the veteran CRAB skippers. Joining the racing crew this year was John Dodge, Leukemia Cup chair, who came ready to lead his Boatyard Bar & Grill boat to victory. The course was set with the expert attention of Juliet Thompson of CRAB and Renee Mehl of the Naval Academy Off-Shore Sail Training Squadron. Steve Rudiger, captain of the Beneteau 46 Sales Call served most ably as the Race Committee (RC) boat. VADM Phil Cullom, Lee Tawney of NSHOF, and a crew of wounded warrior family members and children Call Now for All of Your Boat Service Needs! Quality, Affordable, Professional Service Winterization Price - SamPle comPariSon SERVICE ITEM Includes Anti-Freeze SMS CUSTOMERS SAVE ON AVG Winterize Diesel Engine 51% Winterize Gas Engine 28% Engine Service & Repair • Thruster Sales & Service Winterize Fresh Water Sys 38% Winterize AC Units / Heads 46% Fiberglass Repairs & Modification • Design Modifications Shrink Wrap 31’ Express 14% Winterization Specials • Shrinkwrap Specials General Maintenance & Repair • Marine Systems Electrical Systems • Electronics Installation • Rigging Sanitation/Water Systems • Custom Teak Design & Repair Why compromise quality for price? With Scandia you can have both. Custom Carpentry & Repair • Bottom Painting SUPERTECH Certified Sales & Service Complimentary Mobile Service Throughout Annapolis Area and Mid-Eastern Shore Erik Lostrom, N.A MARINE SANITATION SYSTEMS **$100 Trade In Credit for your old head Over 25 Years Experience • Power or Sail ABYC MASTER Technician • Fully Insured Complete Marine Service 410.643.0037 Located at Kentmorr Marina • Kent Island 18 November 2013 SpinSheet Serving Annapolis, Chesapeake, Baltimore & DC Regions MEMBER

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