California Maritime Academy Foundation

Sailing Team Finishes in Top Half at World Championship


Cal Maritime Sailing Team

Cal Maritime Sailing finished in the top half of the fleet at the Student Yachting World Cup in La Rochelle, France. After being in second for the first couple of days the team struggled in the light shifty breeze. The team was sponsored by Jewell Insurance.

“Still, sixth place at a world championship against teams that have been to this event the last couple of years is still pretty awesome” said Charlie Arms, Director of Sailing.

Sixteen races were sailed in a variety of weather conditions over the six-day regatta. Due to the international nature of the competition, class of 2014 graduates Dillon Lancaster, Andrew Lamb, and Ryan Lynch were able to return to join their teammates Corey Lynch (’17), Elisabeth McKee (’17), Chris Vilicich (’16), Eileen Welch (’15), and Scott Doyle (’14). Cal Maritime earned the right to represent the U.S. for the second time by winning the Kennedy Cup Regatta at the U.S. Naval Academy last year.


Private support is still being accepted to offset the cost of the expenses 


Donors to the campaign receive the following incentives.

Fan - $100
Team hat

Shore Crew - $250
Polo shirt and Team Hat

Crew Member - $500
Name and Logo on Team Gear, Vest, Polo Shirt, and Team Hat

Watch Captain - $1000
Small Logo on the Hull of the Boat, Name or Logo on Team Gear, Vest, Polo Shirt, and Team Hat

Navigator - $2500
Large Logo on the Hull of the Boat, Name or Logo on Team Gear, Vest, Polo Shirt and Team Hat

Skipper - $5000
Team Named for Sponsor


Many companies will match employee gifts to Cal Maritime. Employees should contact their Human Resource or Employee Benefit Office to confirm company matching gift benefits. Send completed paperwork to:

SYWoC Fund
California Maritime Academy Foundation
200 Maritime Academy Drive
Vallejo, CA 94590-8181

Make a Gift to the Sailing Team


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