March 9, 2014
The 3rd Annual Jeff Adam Memorial Regatta was held on March 9th in Dana Point. This regatta’s purpose is to commemorate the life of Jeff Adam: friend, sailor and Sea Scout. Jeff passed away at the age of 22, in 2011, due to a rare form of bacterial meningitis. His passing brought together various youth groups in Dana Point harbor that Jeff was a part of, including SSS 936, Westwind Sailing, and Dana Point Yacht Club, to raise funds for the Dana Point Youth Charitable Foundation. Sea Scout Liz Fletcher organized the first event for her Quartermaster Award project.
Scouts from all over Southern California were invited and the event was hosted by Sea Scout Ship 936, Mariners. Their mission was to “support youth sailing and further the legacy of a young man that brought a bright spirit to all he encountered”. It was a gorgeous day of racing for the Sabot A, B and C, CFJ, 420, Laser, and Laser Radial classes. Sea Scout Sarah Wyman, now at UCLA, brought some of the UCLA sailing team down to participate, as well. The spirit of Jeff Adam was truly honored by this event.