Motor Yacht

Sailing Regatta in Rogersville next week

Do you like sailing? Well, here is your chance to watch some of the best in the area. The Tennessee Valley Challenge Cup will take place at the Joe Wheeler Marina in Rogersville from 18th to 20th September, 2015.
Wheeler Yacht Club will host the regatta this year.

Registration is on 18th Sep, Friday, and the races will take place on Saturday and Sunday. The boats are split up into 3 fleets: Dinghy, Spinnaker, and Non-Spinnaker. The winning team is selected by scoring the best 3 finishes of boats from each club in each race of the regatta.

Sailing squads come from northern Alabama, but also from several other states including Tennessee. The first time the TVCC took place was in 1987 and it replaced the Wheeler Cup regatta arranged from the year 1976 through 1986.

Brown’s Creek Sailing Association, Muscle Shoals Sailing Club, Athens Bareboat Charter, and Wheeler Yacht Club started the Wheeler Cup in the year 1976. Each club sent one boat and crew to take part for the Wheeler Cup, making it a 3-boat regatta.

These clubs brought in the TVCC to flesh out the interclub contest to include all interested crews as well as their boats from the 3 original clubs. The huge increase in the number of boats as well as crews heightened the contest and made the weekend parties more and more fun.