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Sea Scout Ship Konocti Phoenix is a Boy Scouts of America Venturing Program for young men and women ages 13 (who have completed the 8th grade) to 21. The ship is located in Kelseyville, CA, about two hours north of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sea Scouts learn and practice

  • Watercraft Safety
  • Boat Handling and Ship Operations
  • Boat Maintenance and Repair
  • Navigation
  • Marine Communications
  • First Aid and Vessel Assistance
  • Marlinespike Seamanship (knots, splices)
  • Seafaring Traditions

… in order to develop

  • Competence and confidence at sea and on any body of water
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Discipline
  • Conservation ethic
  • Service orientation
  • Personal fitness

Ship 711 meets weekly in the summer at Braitos Marina in Kelseyville to work on skill development in seamanship (ship- and small boat handling, maintenance, safety, dealing with emergencies, etc.). In the winter, we meet at the American Legion Hall in Kelseyville and prepare for the annual Ancient Mariner Regatta, where Sea Scout Ship crews compete on various seamanship skills.

We regularly participate in other Bay Area Sea Scout Ship events and regattas to learn and share knowledge with other crews, such as

  • 2nd weekend in March – Northland Practice Regatta in Richmond
  • 1st weekend in April – Sea Farer’s Regatta in Martinez
  • 4th weekend in April – Old Salt’s Regatta in Redwood City
  • Memorial Day weekend – Ancient Mariner Regatta on the USS Hornet in Alameda
  • 3rd weekend in September – Lakeport Splash-In
  • 3rd weekend in October – Safety at Sea at the Yerba Buena Island Coast Guard Station
  • 4th weekend in October – Pirate’s Regatta in Martinez
  • 3rd weekend in November – Napa Mini-Regatta

Watch a video of the Safety at Sea program that we participate in every year at the Coast Guard Station on Yerba Buena Island: