Letter from Class President Rick McGregor

Southern Yacht Club
Rhodes 19 Fleet 7

Note from the R-19 Class President

Rick McGregor
President, Rhodes 19 Class Association

I join the members and staff of the Southern Yacht Club, and R-19 Fleet 7 to welcome everyone to the 56th annual National Championship. Our hosts have prepared a fun week of racing competition and activities. You will experience the hospitality, the cuisine, and the culture that is “Naturally Nawlins.”

This will be the ninth time that New Orleans has hosted the R-19 Nationals, the last being 2013. Southern Yacht Club is no stranger to the racing scene, holding the second oldest regatta in the United States, the Race to the Coast, starting in 1849.

So, sincerest thanks to Regatta Chairman, Tom Long and his team, Fleet 7 Captain, Rocky Sanchez, and Vice President and Gulf Coast Representative, Tommy Taggart. And special thanks to all those who travel, compete and make these regattas the special events that they are.

As we say in Nawlins, come join us to “Pass a good time”, we’ll probably ask you, ” How’s ya momma an’ them?”, and of course, “Laissez les bon temps rouler”!