Posted on 6/29/2015
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Mike Patterson and Henry Langhorne of Pensacola Yacht Club broke the 21-year-old elapsed time record for the Gulfport to Pensacola Race aboard BELAFONTE, a Corsair 31R. The Ian Farrier designed trimaran posted an elapsed time of 9 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds for the 100 mile racecourse, a mere 26 seconds faster than the prior record set by Gene Walet and David Gyer's Nelson-Marek 68, SAGA, in 1994.
Posted on 6/22/2015
GULFPORT, Miss. - The Southern "Big Boat" team has won an unprecedented eighth straight Gulf Yachting Association Challenge Cup. The annual yacht club challenge matches teams of three to four boats for regional bragging rights. This year's four-point victory was the narrowest in the current streak, marking the ascent of several other contenders.
Posted on 6/15/2015
GULFPORT, Miss. - An eighteen-boat fleet combined for hundreds of tacks to successfully navigate The Rigolets in a building southeasterly breeze in this year's Race to the Coast. All the hard work was rewarded with a delightful jib-reach across the Mississippi Sound to finish in record time at Gulfport. Patrick Waring's Beneteau Oceanis 45, PURSUIT, dominated the affair with a remarkable first-to-finish time of 4:46pm. The next boat would not cross the line for over forty minutes!