FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, DC (08 NOV 2019)
The US Patriot Sailing woman’s team wins the DC Sail Cantina Cup Flying Scot Non-spinnaker division. “The Potomac River is a challenging place to sail, AP and Kayla were excellent crew mates and teamwork is how we were able to win the day while having fun doing it!” said Virginia deCamp who skippered the team. Virginia joined US Patriot sailing earlier in 2019. She served in Korea as an Army Nurse and is from Long Island, NY where she grew up sailing with her family. Living in the Hampton Roads region of VA, she actively sails with the Flying Scot and Cruising Fleets at Fishing Bay Yacht Club and often travels to Annapolis to compete with our FARR 30 team.
AP Conrad “AP” is a DOD Civilian who has deployed operationally alongside our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. She joined us in 2018 and regularly sails with our Annapolis Chapter racing the FARR 30 and competed with the Melges 24 team at Charleston Race Week 2019. She is also a great asset behind the scenes helping with logistics and organizing events.
Kayla Bettes is an active duty Marine stationed at Ft. Meade, MD. She joined our Annapolis chapter in 2018 learning the bow position on the J/22. She took 2nd with our J/22 team at Charleston Race Week 2019, She also competes with our Melges 24 team and raced in the New York Yacht Club 2019 One-Design Regatta in Newport, RI.
U.S. Patriot Sailing, Inc. (a 501(c)3 non-profit organization) is a Veteran Sailing Program established in 2013 actively supported by a community of volunteer Veterans who recognize the life benefits of sailing. The program is designed to support a wide range of Veterans of our Armed Services regardless of their capabilities. Our Annapolis program is supported with our FARR 30 and Melges 24 race boats.
If you are a Veteran and would like to join our program, please visit our website at www.uspatriotsailing.org to join the TEAM!