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Program asks boat skippers to remain sober

...coalition of boating safety advocates introduced its Designated Skipper program to Coastal Georgia on Monday. Reflecting Georgia's...marine-related businesses will offer special incentives to designated skippers all summer. Boaters who sign a pledge to abstain from alcohol...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/12/met_227969.shtml
Metro
Sailors have their own reasons for single-handed race

...and testing their yachts, 16 skippers set sail this weekend in a...said the race veteran who will skipper a 49-foot yacht named South...next spring. Thirty-nine skippers originally registered, although...are there a third." Some skippers seemed a bit awed by what they...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/26/met_240085.shtml
Metro
More boats needed for PVA event

...a problem: Not enough boats and ablebodied skippers. "We need 25 more boats and skippers to take out our physically challenged entrants...860-9833 (home) for more information. Boat skipper applications also are available at Belvedere...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/13/out_299803.shtml
Outdoors
This sport is catching

Seventy-two teams pairing disabled anglers with able-bodied boat skippers tested Strom Thurmond Lake in Saturday's fourth annual Southeastern Bass Tournament out of the Fort Gordon Recreation Area...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/18/oth_242272.shtml
Other sports
More boats needed for PVA tourney

At least five more boats and ablebodied skippers are needed by organizers of the sixth annual Southeastern Bass Tournament this weekend on Strom Thurmond Lake. The event is sponsored...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/10/20/out_301225.shtml
Outdoors
Fishing report: Anglers would welcome colder air

...which so far have mostly played hooky. It has not affected the live bait fishing for same (check out reports from charter skippers Jim Ware and David Willard. Late fall and early winter usually is a favorite time of year for fishermen who use field glasses...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/20/oth_245259.shtml
Other sports
Skipper doll a `hip' teen machine

Kelly booted Skipper out of the Barbie's little sister spotlight, so Skipper strapped on a training bra and hit the toy shelves last month as an all new, extremely keen teen. "Skipper was becoming this middle child that no one was remembering...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/01/xtr_210729.shtml
Xtreme | Evans High School | Greenbrier High School
Skipper gets second shot from league

...didn't give Wally Backman a second chance three years ago. The South Georgia Peanuts, however, will give the beleaguered skipper another crack. The South Coast League announced Friday it has reinstated the former New York Mets' second baseman as South...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/12/gja_139404.shtml
GreenJackets
New Zealand skipper: hula hull is no golden bullet

...Zealand -- Team New Zealand's revolutionary hula hull won't assure victory in the America's Cup competition, the boat's skipper insists. The reported properties of the innovative hull appendage, which stretches without breaking regatta's design rules...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/02/08/oth_375059.shtml
Other sports
Sgt. Anthony Skipper

...October 28, 2001, Sgt. Anthony Brian Skipper, of Fort Hood, Texas, husband of Mrs. Amber Janai Skipper. Funeral services will be held Tuesday...Wheeler Road, Augusta, GA 30909. Sgt. Skipper was born in Augusta, Ga. He was a Primitive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/04/obi_324025.shtml
Obituaries