Houston Yacht Club presents its 31st annual Elissa Regatta for the benefit of the tall ship Elissa. This event not only raises money for the Elissa but also raises awareness of our sailing heritage.
The Elissa is an iron-hulled sailing ship built in Scotland in 1877, and is now a National Historical Landmark as well as the official Tall Ship of Texas. She is a three masted barque, having square and fore-and-aft sails on her fore and mainmasts and only fore-and-aft sails on her mizzenmast, with nineteen sails covering over one-quarter of an acre in area.
The Elissa is housed at the Texas Seaport Museum and is owned and operated by the Galveston Historical Foundation. The maintenance and upkeep of the Elissa costs more than $300,000 per year.
Proceeds from the Elissa Regatta Weekend will not only help restore the ship but also fund exhibits, community activities and educational programs in connection with the Elissa for youth and adults.
The NOR will be posted soon on the Race Schedule
listing for the Elissa Regatta.
Donations to the Elissa are accepted and appreciated. They are tax deductible.
For more information, please call the HYC Office at 281.471.1255.