Tennessee Valley Challenge Cup Regatta – Sept 29-30


The annual Tennessee Valley Challenge Cup regatta event was started by a few Tennessee River sailing clubs in 1987. Seven clubs participate in this historic race event, which includes three classes competing for individual place trophies as well as an overall club champion award. This year Concord Yacht Club was honored to be the Club Host.

2018 TVCC Regatta Results

DivisionAwardSailor & Club
Spinnaker Class
1st placeJohnny Ballatin (CYC)
2nd placeFrank Larimer (CYC)
3rd placeEd Buiel (PYC)
Non-Spinnaker Class
1st placeTom Brown (MSSC)
2nd placeJosh Trimble (BCSA)
3rd placeBill Robertson (PYC)
Dinghy Class
1st placeDave Ellis (BCSA)
2nd placeFred Griffin (CYC)
3rd placeVlasta Kunc (CYC)

🏆 The 2018 TVCC Club Champion is Concord Yacht Club. Congrats CYC! 🏆

See also full individual results below:

In addition to the competitive racing, the event featured many fun social activities:

  • Friday evening Welcome Social
  • Saturday morning Continental Breakfast
  • Saturday night Social Hour, followed by a spectacular Surf and Turf Dinner
  • Some Groovy DJ Music provided by CYC’s own Bob Morris
  • Fun Silent Auction after dinner, with proceeds going to CSC to help support Education and Youth Sailing Initiatives.
  • Really Big Sunday morning Breakfast
  • Sunday Sailors Lunch and Trophy Presentation