Quartermaster Bridge of Honor for William Larsen

Will on the USS Iowa.

The Sea Scout Ship Gryphon of Redwood City, CA, sponsored by the Sequoia Yacht Club, and member of the Pacific Skyline Boy Scout Council, is proud to announce that William Larsen has earned the rank of Quartermaster. Please join us on March 24, 2012 at the Redwood City Elks Lodge in honoring William for his years of hard work and dedication.

The Quartermaster Award is the highest rank in Sea Scouts. The Quartermaster Award is a symbol of excellence in nautical skills and proven leadership abilities.

In 2011, only 34 of the 7,000 Sea Scouts earned this very prestigious award.

William has had amazing accomplishments in Sea Scouts, leading competitive teams at the Old Salt’s and Ancient Mariner Regattas. William diligently planned regatta practices, organized recruiting efforts and was a constant source of leadership in training younger Sea Scouts. Will’s leadership and teamwork were rewarded with Clippers at both Regattas and a Resolute Mariner at the Ancient Mariner Regatta.

William is a highly successful sailor who has raced competitively in high school and currently is the UC Irvine Sailing Team president. William is also the undergraduate president of the Pacific Coast Collegiate Sailing Conference.

The Gryphon Sailing team at the 2010 Koch Cup.

William has earned many sailing awards, including coming in 2nd overall in the Nor Cal High School double-handed Championships in 2007. In 2008, William was 3rd place skipper in the Nor Cal Champs.

Will taking out the Gryphon.

William has traveled more than 9,000 miles in Sea Scouts to compete in the 2006 William I. Koch International Sea Scout Cup; the 2008 Koch Cup at the US Naval Academy; and the 2010 Koch Cup at the Coast Guard Academy, where his team came in 8th Place out of 40 international Sea Scout sailing teams.

Will and his Shipmate Robbie at the 2008 Koch Cup Awards Dinner.

William has his US Sailing Instructor 1 certificate and is a Red Cross Certified Lifeguard.

Please join us on March 24, 2012 in recognizing William Larsen at his Quartermaster Bridge of Honor.

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