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Race to the Coast & Gulfport to Pensacola

Photo by Troy Gilbert

A living history of racing on the Gulf Coast began when sailing morphed from commerce and transportation to recreation and sport over 150 years ago. Oysters and shrimp were still harvested by vessels under sail as yacht racing and clubs on …

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New Orleans: A Cruising Destination Often Missed

Photo by Troy Gilbert

For the cruiser tooling down the ICW or in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico – New Orleans easily lives up to its reputation as the “Northernmost Caribbean Town” and is surprisingly accessible. Offering respite, adventure, full service …

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Fairfax Moody and the Founding of the Ladies Regatta

Fairfax Moody at the helm. Courtesy of the Houston Yacht Club

In 1852, the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama hosted sailors from New Orleans and the Mississippi Coast for the post-regatta festivities accompanying the finish of the third annual running of what is today the oldest point-to-point sailboat race in …

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FEMA’s Marina in New Orleans

For over 160 years, the Southern Yacht Club has looked out on 100 acres of oak-lined parks, boathouses and marinas of New Orleans’ recreational boating hub on Lake Pontchartrain, West End. The massive state-of-the-art clubhouse was rebuilt after the twin …

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Leukemia Cup Regatta: Raise a Sail, Save a Life

The Leukemia Cup Regatta   Sailors from the Pine Harbor Yacht Club in Birmingham, Ala., came together in 1988 to raise money in memory of a friend who had lost his battle with leukemia. Twenty-five years later, what is now …

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Gulf Coast Dries Out After Hurricane Isaac

Weeks after slow-moving Hurricane Isaac relentlessly dumped water across the Gulf Coast, cleanup efforts continued, especially in New Orleans where many neighborhoods lost electricity for four days. Everyone in New Orleans’ West End worked over Labor Day weekend, tearing out …

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