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Sailing Chubb Junior Championship Was held in Calf.

Michael & Nathan Bower in San Francisco bay 

UPDATE: This is photo George Bowen sent of Michael & Nathan in San Francisco Bay for US Sailing Chubb invitational regatta this past week. 

22 Knot wind with gusts to 30 and 4 to 5 foot chop.

BACKGROUND: This has been an incredibly busy summer for Michael and Nathan. Sailing has taken us from Beaufort and Charleston to Boston and Newport. Now they are going to represent ASC and Area D in the U.S. Sailing Chubb Junior Championship to be held in Redwood City, California August 7-11. They will be competing in the C420 for the Bemis trophy. We were not expecting this incredible opportunity. The boys competed in the Qualifier held in Sarasota back in April. They did not finish in the top 2, we knew there was no chance for them to go to California, so honestly we forgot about it. Less than a week ago, George received a call from the Area D coordinator stating that there had been a scheduling conflict for one team and another team had been disqualified which put Michael and Nathan next on the list if they wanted to go represent Area D. Of course the answer was YES!! Many of you follow the boys and offer them so much support and encouragement, we wanted to update you as to this opportunity that God has brought our way. We ask for your thoughts and prayers as they embark on this next journey.

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The Bowen Brothers are back from the Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championship in California and what an incredible experience it was. Thursday gave them the opportunity to work with Kevin Burnham - 2 time Olympic medalist. The first 2 days of competition gave them "epic winds" as described by the locals. Winds were at the upper level of what is allowed in Junior sailing. The first day, Friday, they flipped over twice but perservered and continued to race the rest of the day. The second day, the boys handled the wind much better. Overall, they finished 16th. The were, however, awarded the coveted Sportmanship Award which completely surprised them. By the end of the competition, the "Georgia Boys" were know by all the coaches, many of the fellow competitors as well as their parents. Michael and Nathan learned so much in handling continuous winds like they have never seen before. They received awesome coaching and made friends from all over the country. Thank you to US Sailing for hosting such an outstanding event and thanks to our ASC followers for all your encouragement.

Georgia Boys win Sportsman Trophy