TVCC 2012 at PYC
The Tennessee Valley Challenge Cup is an annual regatta held between teams from six different sailing clubs located on the Tennessee River. The competition is divided into three different fleets; spinnaker keelboat, non-spinnaker keelboat and dinghy class. The scores of the top 3 finishers of each club are totaled and the club with the lowest overall score is the winner of the Challenge Cup.
The regatta is highly competitive. In recent years it has been held on Wheeler Lake, but hosted on a rotating basis, by the member clubs. Joe Wheeler State Park and Joe Wheeler Lake are by far the best venue for this annual event. The lake is large,open, and usually has great wind. The Park has great launch ramps and plenty of free transient dock space. The Lodge is very nice, reasonably priced and provides a great place for the Saturday night party. Most of all, it's a great way for us toenjoy sailing in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, The Tennessee Valley.
The 2012 TVCC was held at Privateer Yacht Club. A hearty crew of sailors braved a wild mixture of winds, ranging from near calm to an almost white out squall, but with no lightning or thunder. And, the tailgate party theme for the Saturday evening meal was a real hit. Below are the overall results.