SYC's Closing Regatta
The 156th running of Southern Yacht Club's Closing Regatta took place amidst... well heck, it took place.
I am currently working on a full article regarding the race and the spirit of New Orleans' sailing community to be published nationally, but know this... we are fighting for our city and our culture. There is a spirit here amongst New Orleanians of every stripe that leaves us laughing at the winds and at this once in five generations disaster that has come down upon us.
It may be years before we truly wash this grime off of our hands and homes, but as one local tried and succeeded in swimming the filthy channel across to the point from SYC during the party - we will manage even if we seem insane while trying.
Above: Municipal Harbor via a water taxi to the yacht club -- this is the only access to the club currently.
Above: Another shot via water taxi.
Above: The awards ceremony and a few speeches.
Above: Everyone tries to cope in their own way... for some it's virgin mimosas in martini glasses.