Coastal meeting at Southern Soiland Cup
Published on November 2nd, 2017
Eight high-level teams from all three American coasts converge on the waters of Lake Pontchartrain this weekend for the annual Southern Soiland Cup Regatta November 3-5 sailed in club Flying Scots.
New York YC, Eastern YC, Annapolis YC and defending champion College of Charleston are coming in from the Atlantic side, with San Diego YC and Newport Harbor YC arriving from the Pacific. The Gulf Coast is represented by St. Petersburg YC and host Southern Yacht Club.
The Southern Soiland Cup trophy was generously donated to SYC by Newport Harbor Yacht Club after Hurricane Katrina. Since then the Southern Soiland Cup Regatta has become known as one of the premier team events in the U.S., annually drawing some of the top clubs from coast to coast to coast.
The donated trophy is on prominent display in the 1849 Bar.
Racing starts at 1300 Friday and will continue throughout the weekend, ending late Sunday afternoon with the traditional chargrilled oysters at trophy presentation.
Since the racing will be conducted just north of Breakwater Drive, the club makes a perfect spectator venue, and members are encouraged to come out and watch the tight roundings and fierce competition that team racing features.
Nathan Adams is serving as Principal Race Officer, leading a Race Committee of 12 volunteers. Grand Canard Billy Marchal marshaled a half dozen Mallards to cleans and prep the Flying Scots, which spent much of the fall awash in the muddy lake waters that soaked the Swamp for weeks.
Event details… click here.