Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from the Sea Scout Base Galveston Crew. Enjoy this special time with your family and friends. And remember, there's no such thing as too much turkey.
Last Thursday was a big day for the crew here at Sea Scout Base Galveston. We were approved as a sanctioned US Sailing Community Center. Currently, there are only 22 sanctioned sailing centers in the US. SSBG as been recognized as having programs that offer the highest level of boating education and public access. SSBG is excited about our new title and the fist class sailing experience we will be able to offer youth. For more information, visit the US Sailing website.
Sea Scout Base Galveston is proud to announce and welcome Charles A. Reynolds as our Waterfront Director. Reynolds will be responsible for developing capital and operating budgets for vessel operations and marine shore services, examining all activities involving the use of vessels, and coordinating, developing, directing and evaluating the effectiveness of all waterfront operations.
Before becoming a part of our team, Charles was very ambitious in his United State Coast Guard positions. He enlisted in the Coast Gaurd in 1983. He was quickly advanced to Second Class Petty Officer in 1986. While spending three years stationed in Honolulu, HI, Charles was moved up to First Petty Officer and served as Law Enforcement Boarding Officer, Negotiator and Inport & Underway Officer of the deck. Charles has had many more accomplishments through out the years, including awards such as: Presidential Unit Citation, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Coast Guard Riffle Marksman Ribbon, and the Coast Guard Pistol Marksman Ribbon.
The Sea Scout Base Galveston staff is honored and very excited about Charles joining our team.
What did I spy with my little eye this morning? A number of black mustaches discretely placed around the office. Look! There's one on the white board. Seeing that it's National Mustache Day, it's only fitting to be festive. Our BaySmart Director, Rob Clift, is doing his part to support Movember. Make sure you treat all mustaches with care.
Last Thursday some of our SSBGalveston team members competed in the 27th Annual Harvest Moon Regatta. Our Executive Director, Ed Carrette, came in first in his division on the Gremlin. Some would call that beginners luck, as this was his first long offshore trip. Chris Kemp and Ales Freas also came in first in their divisions. Congratulations to all that competed.
Whats better than being at SSBG on a Friday? Wearing a Hawaiian shirt at SSBG on a Friday. It is Friday once again, and that means everyone here at SSBG is decked out in their tropical attire. Not only that, but our Executive Director, Ed Carrette, is participating in the Harvest Moon Regatta. The Harvest Moon Regatta is a sailing race hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club. You can track the progress of the participants, see the results of the race, and get information about next years race here.
Last week at Sea Scout Base Galveston a few of our members found themselves surrounded by thousands of venders displaying everything from engines to diffuser motors. The SSBG team attended the 34th annual International Workboat Show in New Orleans, Louisiana. The WorkBoat Show is the largest commercial marine trade show in North America. By attending, Sea Scout Base Galveston will have the ability to select premium vendors to assist with innovative boat designs. The SSBG team is excited and eager about the prospect of integrating and implementing ideas and products from the WorkBoat Show.
Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work on the water teach kids about all things marine. Then check out our Job Opportunities page to find out how you can join the Sea Scout Base Galveston team.