Commodore's Cup Race #2 - Anniversary Regatta 84 years

NAVY YACHT CLUBPensacola Naval Air Station - Bayou Grande Marina, Pensacola, FloridaFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:Sue Stephenson ssteph7@juno.com , Fleet Captain (850) 458-1903Navy Yacht Club- (850) 452-4152 (Bayou Grande Marina Facility) http://www.navypnsyc.orgAnniversary Day Regatta – Commodore’s Cup Race #2 - Part of the Naval Air Station Pensacola Victory Florida CelebrationPensacola, Florida, April 18th, 2015On April 12th, 1931 the Navy Yacht Club of Pensacola was established aboard the Naval Air Station Pensacola and on Saturday April 18th the yacht club will celebrate their 84th Anniversary with a sailboat regatta - the Commodore’s Cup Race #2 also known as the “Anniversary Regatta” out on the waters of Pensacola Bay. The Navy Yacht Club members respect their history and look forward to being a participant in the Viva Florida - Victory Florida Campaign in honor of the 70th year Anniversary of the ending of World War II. The Viva Florida initiative recognizes the numerous accomplishments and contributions that have been made by the diverse and varied cultural groups as well as individuals who have made Florida their home and the Anniversary Regatta (Commodore’s Cup) is a part of this special recognition. Many of the founding members of the Navy Yacht Club were part of the World War II effort and the club struggled to maintain their existence during these lean war years. Persistence paid off however, as the Yacht Club celebrates 84 years of sailing, training and competitive endeavors. The Navy Yacht Club’s historic Navy Cup Competition (to be held on June 13 & 14) was created during the resurgence of the club following the end of World War II. TheNaval Air Station Pensacola is known as the first Aviation Training Center “the Cradle of Aviation” and was also the “Hub of Training” playing a key role in the World War II Flight training program but it is also known as the home of the Navy Yacht Club. Race Registration and a Regatta Celebration Social will begin on Saturday morning starting at 9:30 AM in the Crow’s Nest at the Bayou Grande Marina. Participants, spectators and anyone who is interested in the racing event is invited to the Navy Yacht Club facility, which is located on the Pensacola Naval Air Station. Entry Fee is $35 with US Sailing Membership and $40 for non-member.The skipper’s briefing for the race competitors will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday morning with race registration from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM and the race start scheduled for 12:00 Noon. Following the race, the participants and guests are invited to anchor their boats back at the Navy Yacht Club facility at the Bayou Grande Marina and enjoy the Post Race Festivities which includes the Navy Yacht Club’s infamous Regatta Dogs along with the Winner’s Award Ceremony. (Note: Sunday, April 19th will be reserved as a make-up day if required.)The Commodore’s Cup is one of four races on Pensacola Bay throughout the year and count towards earning the Overall Commodore’s Cup Series Trophy for each class which will be presented at the Commodore’s Ball held at the end of the year. The next Commodore’s Cup Race will be held on August 29th and will be celebrated as the V-Day (Victory Day) Regatta.Registration and race information packages for the Anniversary / Commodore’s Cup Regatta can be obtained from the Navy Yacht Club through their website http://www.navypnsyc.org For Race Information contact Sue Stephenson - Navy Yacht Club Fleet Captain - at Email address: ssteph7@juno.com ###


Date and Time:

9:30am - 5:00pm April 18, 2015 - April 18, 2015

Venue

Bayou Grande Marina, Pensacola NAS
Pensacola Naval Air Station
Pensacola, FL 32508

Free Event

Yes

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Contact Information:

John Matthews, Commodore
johnmatthews@cox.net
(850) 492-4802

Website

www.navypnsyc.org

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