Monday, March 31, 2008

Houston Yacht Club 2008 XXII Annual Elissa Regatta

Seventy six entrants in nine classes enjoyed warm weather and winds of 6-10 knots for the 22nd Annual Elissa Regatta. The regatta proceeds are donated to the preservation of the 1877 Elissa, the official Tall Ship of Texas.

"Elissa is nearly unique among historic ships in that she sails," said John Moran, longtime volunteer leader at the Texas Seaport Museum. "She is not only fully restored to sailing condition, but she has a large crew of volunteers who are trained and eager to sail her. She represents the maritime history of Texas. That's why it's important to take her to other seaports more often, to show the flag and gain wider support than just Galveston." ELISSA's last port visit was to Corpus Christi in October of last year.

Full Results from the regatta are HERE