CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 1996 |
The only all-female unit of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, Encino's Betsy Ross Division, will defend its title Saturday against Southern California's mostly male divisions in the annual Flagship Competition on San Diego's Coronado Island. The yearly regional championship provides an opportunity for youths from 10 to 18 to demonstrate their maritime skills by tying nautical knots, heaving lines, sprinting 50 yards with a stretcher and using fire hoses to knock over distant targets.