Pensacola FL- April 29, 2017

Postponement to Pensacola a La Habana race - The Race Committee met after the skippers meeting to discuss the weather situation.  Based on the information available including the latest regarding when the front will move through the area, and the feedback received at the meeting, the Race Committee has decided to postpone the start of the race until 2pm Monday, May 1. We appreciate that many people have travelled from out of town for the race.  PYC will be open tomorrow and we hope to arrange for a pre-race gathering tomorrow afternoon/evening.  We will provide more information when available.  

Sailors set their sights for Cuba - May 1, 2017

Pensacola a la Habana Race set for 2 p.m. Monday 

      by Julie B. Connerley News Journal Correspondent

Pensacola sailors are once again preparing to make the 511-nautical mile trip to Cuba for the second annual “friendly sailing competition.” The Pensacola a la Habana Race, a Satori Foundation event, starts at 2 p.m. Monday, with 21 vessels registered to participate. MORE

Pensacola a la Habana Race 2017 Awards and Placing

Scoring Report is Available: Click for Details.

Pace Trophy for Overall Best Finish:1. Acadia 72.34 Hrs 2. Parlay 72.91 Hrs 3. Southern 75.13 Hrs
Racer:     1. Southern 2. Akoya 3. Coquette
Cruiser–Modern Class A: 1. Parlay 2. Night Sky 3. Voices in the Sky
Cruiser-Modern Class B: 1. La Gazelle 2. Kala Kai
Cruiser–Classic Class A:  1. Acadia 2. Loophole 3. Libra
Cruiser–Classic Class B:  1. Reverie 2.On Call
First to Finish:  Voices In The Sky
DNF Free Spirit, Navigo I, Pleiades, Radio Flyer, Valentine – Pleiades finished but did not turn in motoring prior to awards ceremony.  A crew member fell and broke leg in 2 places while leaving boat at the marina.  Crew was able to attend awards ceremony.  Plaque awarded to Pleiades. 

Thank you for all that participated, sponsored, volunteered, or contributed in one way or another for a very successful Pensacola a la Habana 2017 Race. Please look through the photo galleries posted under the Photo Galleries tab above.

     Photos provided by Julie B. Connerley

The Race Committee started the Racer class at 2pm Monday to kick off the Pensacola a La Habana Race 2017.  After the first night of sailing Akoya is leading the fleet of 18 boats with about 90 to 100 NM behind them. Unofficially On Call and Kala Kai are Overall leaders based on PHRF ratings.

Pensacola FL- April 26, 2017

After 18 months of planning and preparation, Pensacola a La Habana Race 2017 is set to start this weekend.  This weekend will prove to be exciting around the Pensacola Yacht Club with the start scheduled for Sunday April 30th. Check In begins at 2pm on Saturday and the mandatory Skippers meeting beginning at 4pm. Reminder to come back to this site to click on the YB Race Tracker button on the right to keep track of the race and the competitors.  We will also post periodic updates throughout the race.

Pensacola FL- March 30, 2017

We are now within a month of our start to the Pensacola to Havana 2017 race!  It always seems so far off when we start the planning and now it seems time has just sailed by so quickly. We have recently uploaded two documents to the 2017 Race Documents tab that may help you with planning your trip to Cuba.  First is a tentative itinerary for the race and events immediately after.  The second document provides some resources for those wishing to have supporters travel by air to join us in Cuba.

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