Regional High Schools Announced as Participants in Invitational Regatta Sponsored by Annapolis Boat Shows and J World Annapolis

“Annapolis Junior Keelboat Regatta” to Debut at Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show

Annapolis, MD (April 6, 2015) – Participants of the inaugural spring high school invitational keelboat regatta were announced today as part of the festivities planned on and around City Dock, Annapolis during the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show, April 24-26, 2015. Hosting the Annapolis Junior Keelboat Regatta are J World Annapolis and Annapolis Boat Shows.

The official list of the six (6) local regional high schools competing in the First Annual Annapolis Junior Keelboat Regatta are: Severna Park High School; St. Mary’s High School; Severn School; Broadneck High School; South River High School; and, Archbishop Spalding High School.

The regional sailing teams, representing these six area high schools, will compete for the traveling cup, designed by Weems & Plath, with all races to be run on Saturday April 25, 2015. Races begin at 12noon with the boats departing from the docks of the Annapolis Boat Shows. Award ceremony will take place in Susan Campbell Park at 3:30pm.

Teams will use the J World Annapolis fleet of J/80’s. The regatta will consist of one-design fleet racing using a low point scoring format and take place in the Annapolis harbor.

“Youth events like this are fun for the entire family and help grow the sport of sailing,” said Paul Jacobs, general manager of the Annapolis Boat Shows.

“This is a great opportunity to expose junior sailors to keelboat racing,” said Jeff Jordan, Director at J World Annapolis. As one of the top-rated sailing schools in the country, J World Annapolis provides performance-based instruction to new and experienced sailors from around the world.

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