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HOT CHOCOLATE wins GYA title
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Skipper Debby Grimm and her crew aboard HOT CHOCOLATE won the GYA Women's PHRF Championship hosted by the Navy and Pensacola YCs last weekend. Grimm and crew (3-2-1) finished strong on Sunday to nip Pontchartrain YC's Susan Danielson (1-1-5) by a single point.


Debby Grimm and daughter Kaylor hoist the trophy surrounded by the HOT CHOCOLATE crew.
(L-R) Julie Bylsma, Ruth Thieneman, Elaine Boos, Kaylor Grimm, Debby Grimm, PYC Commo. Jim Reeves, Tirza Dabdoub, Anne David, Isabelle Schneidau

The series of women’s races on the Gulf Coast that comprise the Women’s Trilogy Trophy began this weekend with the Bikini Regatta hosted by Navy Yacht Club. The GYA Women’s PHRF Championship was sailed in conjunction with the Bikini Regatta and included one additional race on Sunday which was hosted by Pensacola Yacht Club. Six boats competed in the spinnaker division with all female crews. Two boats were racing under the Southern Yacht Club burgee: CLOUD 9.1 and HOT CHOCOLATE. Additional lake sailors were on SUPERDUCK and a non-spinnaker boat, SEABREEZE. SUPERDUCK, helmed by Susan Danielson from Pontchartrain YC, won the Bikini Regatta with 2 bullets on the first day.

Lake Pontchartrain sailors were well-represented at this event and our women racers sailing list came in handy as boats were looking for experienced sailors to round out their crew. Please consider adding your name to the list by sending an email to "womenracerslist+subscribe@southernyachtclub.org".  The message must be sent from the email account which you want to be subscribed. It’s an automatic process, so the message can be blank and does not need a subject.

 
Hot Chocolate crew (LtoR): Elaine Boos, Isabelle Schneidau, Kaylor Grimm, Debby Grimm, Tirza Dabdoub, Julie Bylsma, Ruth Thieneman, Anne David 

      
Cloud 9.1 crew (LtoR): Hannah LeForge, Margie Offan, Lynn Gildersleeve, Debbie Huntsman, Peggy Langenbeck, Lisa Johnson, Emmeline Johnston(standing), Maria Perez