Tennessee Valley Challenge Cup

Tennessee Valley Challenge Cup


Tennessee Valley Challenge Cup - hosted by BCSA at Lake Guntersville.  A get together will be held Friday night 9/26/14 The Regatta will have 5 races over Saturday and Sunday. There will be 3 fleets - dinghies, non-spinnaker mono-hulls, and a spinnaker mono-hulls.



2013 Club Nautical Challenge Rules

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.


Browns Creek Sailing Association    Muscle Shoals Sailing Club    Wheeler Yacht Club   


Privateer YC              Pickwick Sailing & Cruising Assoc.           Lake Guntersville SC

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.

Overall Club Standings

Spinnaker Overall Results

Non-Spinnaker Overall Results

Dinghy Overall Results