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US Armed Forces sail to remember 9/11

A crew completes the Tri-Services Regatta on the Chesapeake Bay, Va., Sept. 11, 2016. The boating teams used this event as a friendly competition but also honor the 15th anniversary of 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tristan Biese)

A crew completes the Tri-Services Regatta on the Chesapeake Bay, Va., Sept. 11, 2016. The boating teams used this event as a friendly competition but also honor the 15th anniversary of 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tristan Biese)

Crew from the U.S Air Force, U.S. Army, and U.S. Navy yacht clubs prepare their sailboats to race in the Tri-Services Regatta on the Chesapeake Bay, Va., Sept. 11, 2016. There were 50 boats divided up into four divisions, each separated by boat speed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tristan Biese

Crew from the U.S Air Force, U.S. Army, and U.S. Navy yacht clubs prepare their sailboats to race in the Tri-Services Regatta on the Chesapeake Bay, Va., Sept. 11, 2016. There were 50 boats divided up into four divisions, each separated by boat speed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tristan Biese

An American flag flies with a Canadian flag aboard a sailboat during the Tri-Services Regatta on the Chesapeake Bay, Va., Sept. 11, 2016. The Tri-Services Regatta is held by different military-affiliated yacht clubs each year, this year the race was held to support the 15th anniversary of 9/11.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tristan Biese)

An American flag flies with a Canadian flag aboard a sailboat during the Tri-Services Regatta on the Chesapeake Bay, Va., Sept. 11, 2016. The Tri-Services Regatta is held by different military-affiliated yacht clubs each year, this year the race was held to support the 15th anniversary of 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tristan Biese)

Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Chuck Wesley, Langley Yacht Club race committee signal boat captain, positions the boat for the start of the Tri-Services Regatta on Chesapeake Bay, Va., Sept. 11, 2016. Every year each military-affiliated yacht club gets the chance to organize the race and the U.S. Air Force-orientated yacht club planned the event for this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaylee Dubois)

Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Chuck Wesley, Langley Yacht Club race committee signal boat captain, positions the boat for the start of the Tri-Services Regatta on Chesapeake Bay, Va., Sept. 11, 2016. Every year each military-affiliated yacht club gets the chance to organize the race and the U.S. Air Force-orientated yacht club planned the event for this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaylee Dubois)

Retired U.S. Air Force Capt. Gary Herbert, Langley Yacht Club race captain and line judge, welcomes sailboat crews participating in the Tri-Services Regatta on Chesapeake Bay, Va., Sept. 11, 2016. The race encouraged camaraderie and friendly-competition between the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and military-affiliated yacht clubs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaylee Dubois)

Retired U.S. Air Force Capt. Gary Herbert, Langley Yacht Club race captain and line judge, welcomes sailboat crews participating in the Tri-Services Regatta on Chesapeake Bay, Va., Sept. 11, 2016. The race encouraged camaraderie and friendly-competition between the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and military-affiliated yacht clubs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaylee Dubois)

A crew prepares their sailboat to race in the Tri-Services Regatta on Chesapeake Bay, Va., Sept. 11, 2016. More than 50 boats belonging to U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and military affiliated yacht clubs participated in the race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaylee Dubois)

A crew prepares their sailboat to race in the Tri-Services Regatta on Chesapeake Bay, Va., Sept. 11, 2016. More than 50 boats belonging to U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and military affiliated yacht clubs participated in the race. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaylee Dubois)

Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Debra Wesley, Langley Yacht Club race committee score keeper and boatswain mate, watches sailboats while waiting to drop the anchor of the committee boat during the Tri-Services Regatta on Chesapeake Bay, Va., Sept. 11, 2016. The annual race between the U.S Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and military-orientated sailing clubs was in remembrance of the 15th anniversary of 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaylee Dubois)

Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Debra Wesley, Langley Yacht Club race committee score keeper and boatswain mate, watches sailboats while waiting to drop the anchor of the committee boat during the Tri-Services Regatta on Chesapeake Bay, Va., Sept. 11, 2016. The annual race between the U.S Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and military-orientated sailing clubs was in remembrance of the 15th anniversary of 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaylee Dubois)

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