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Sea Scouts local chapter Mariners 936 attended the Southwestern Rendezvous event on Camp Pendleton on the weekend of Dec. 5. Sea Scouts gathered for three days of competitions in the event that has been held since 1935.
The events tested the scouts on maritime skills and leadership abilities in 18 different events, including knot tying, uniform inspection, sailing, swimming, marlinspike skills, drill, a mariners quiz and scuttlebutt.
The Mariners 936, which includes members from San Clemente, placed in the top three of all events.
The Boatswain’s team was led by Kyle Baldovin. His team scored highly on multiple events and was awarded the prestigious Windjammer trophy, the highest award of the weekend.
Mariner team H, led by Rachel Hunter, completed scuttlebutt with the fastest time and was awarded the prized Scuttle-off trophy.
Mariners 936 is based out of Dana Point Harbor and offers the opportunity to sail, cruise, compete, and learn maritime skills in a co-ed group for youth 14 to 18 years old.