Tuesday, October 25, 2005

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.


Anonymous jules said...

Its good to see the sailing community getting back together. We had GYA Fish Championships this past weekend at BucYC and were so very glad to host some teams from clubs that have no homes now. Good for SYC. I hope they had a bang up time and a BIG crowd.

10:15 AM, October 25, 2005  
Blogger TAG said...

The crowd was huge, the food was great, the drinks were plentiful.

10:40 AM, October 25, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Troy, thanks for the coverage! This site has been great. Only one thing - it was our 156th Closing Regatta.


9:46 PM, October 25, 2005  
Blogger Patrick Armstrong said...

I just did a Technorati search for GulfSails. Did you know that this blog has been linked to at least 168 times by 68 other websites, including MSNBC?

You ought to tool on over there and check that out.

8:37 PM, October 26, 2005  

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