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Mark your calendar now!  The 2023 Halloween Regatta is scheduled for October 27 - 29, 2023. 

Come sail the Big Easy! 

More details to come later.  

It's the 2022 Haunted Honky-Tonk Snipe Halloween Regatta!

October 21 - 23, 2022
Atlanta Yacht Club

2022 Halloween Regatta Results (Spooks and Goblins)

Top skippers and crews in the Spook fleet:

1st -  Tarasa Davis with crew Taylor Scheuermann  AYC

2nd - John Irvine with crew Leslie Irvine  AYC

3rd - Christopher Stang with crew Lindsey Stang   Charleston, SC

4th - David Muhlhausen with crew Ellen Muhlhausen  AYC

5th - Ian Elliot with crew Anna Yates  AYC

Top skippers and crews in the Goblin fleet:

1st -  Steve Guebert with crews Darrin Langston / Steve Johnson  AYC

2nd - Kristin Williams with crew Kim Murphy  AYC

3rd -  Jennifer Irish with crew Julie Plants  AYC

Highest placing Master skipper (55 years and over) - Tarasa Davis  AYC

Highest placing female skipper - Tarasa Davis  AYC

Highest placing Junior skipper & crew - Ricky Miller with crew Nilah Miller   JYC

All results available here

2022 Junior Halloween Regatta Results

Top Junior skipper with Junior crew - Nilah Miller with crew Ricky Miller  JYC

Top Junior skipper with Senior crew - Arianna Scott with crew Steve Scott   Elizabeth Lake Sailing Club

All results available here

2022 Pictures available here !

Notice of Race
Sailing Instructions

Honky-Tonk Halloween Regatta

First sailed in 1953, the AYC Snipe Halloween Regatta is now in it's 69th year!  Wow!  Come join the fun at this year's Haunted Honky-Tonk Snipe Halloween Regatta

The Snipe Halloween Regatta is the scene for great sailing as well as fun evening parties and activities.  So come on you Honky-Tonk men and Honky-Tonk Women!  Bring your boots and your best Hank Williams cowboy hat, but watch out for the spooks and the goblins! This event is kid-friendly, so bring the family to AYC for Halloween!

Do you know what a honky-tonk is?

Seafaring men of a few years ago knew very well, as the honky-tonks of San Francisco's Barbary Coast constituted perhaps the most vivid spots in their generally uneventful lives.

The name originated on the Barbary Coast and was applied to the low "dives" which formed so great a part of this notorious district. In these establishments, which were often of enormous size, much liquor was dispensed at the tables which crowded the floor, and entertainment of doubtful quality was given on a stage at one end of the room.

The honky-tonk, as a matter of fact, was the predecessor of the present-day cabaret or night club, the principal differences being that the prices were lower and that the former establishment made no pretense of "class."

This regatta is open to boats that are properly registered with SCIRA for the 2022 calendar year and registered skippers in good standing for 2022.   Join the Snipe Class.

Register your boat and select the meals you would like for skipper, crew and any non-sailing participants.   The Friday night chili dinner, and the traditional post-racing hot buttered rum party at the Point viewing pavilion are included gratis for all sailors thanks to Snipe Fleet 330!   


Yee ha!  Don't wait to order your Honky-Tonk Halloween Sport-Tek Competitor Long Sleeve Performance Shirt!  Lightweight, roomy and highly breathable, these moisture-wicking shirts feature PosiCharge technology to lock in color and prevent logos from fading.  Orders must be placed on the registration page no later than end of day Sunday, October 2.   Don't wait!  Do it now!  

White White Deep Orange Deep Orange

Coyote Brown Coyote Brown Silver Silver

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY – October 21

6:00 - 9:00 pm
Halloween Regatta Registration and packet pick-up at the clubhouse

6:00 - 8:00 pm  
Complimentary Chili Dinner: traditional chili, veggie options, white chicken chili, all homemade by Snipe Fleet 330 chefs.

6:30 - 7:30 pm  
Children’s Halloween Party 

7:30 - 8:00 pm
Children’s Trick or Treating                                   

SATURDAY – October 22

8:00 – 9:00am
Junior Halloween Regatta Late Registration: AYC Club House

9:00 am
Junior Competitor Meeting: Pavilion at the point

9:00-10:00 am                          
Registration and packet pick-up for Halloween Regatta

9:30 am
Start Sequence for First Junior Race

11:00 am
Competitors meeting: Pavilion at the point. 

11:30 - 12:30 pm
Lunch of soup, sandwiches, chips, cookies & drink 

1:30 pm
Warning signal for 1st race of day, 2nd race to follow

We welcome sailors back from an afternoon of races with the traditional Halloween Hot Buttered Rum to warm the cockles of your heart!  Take a short walk from the dock to join us at the Point Viewing Pavilion.

6:30 pm
Complimentary Appetizers outside the Clubhouse. 

7:00 pm
Children’s dinner  

7:30 pm
Dinner and Haunted Honky-Tonk Hoedown in the Clubhouse (or outside under the tents and the moonlight!).

8:30 - 11:30 pm
Costume Contest and Honky-Tonk music & dancing with the world renown DJ Michael Guebert


SUNDAY – October 24

7:30 - 8:30 am
Breakfast: AYC Club House

9:30 am
Warning Signal for 1st race of day

12:30 pm 
Lunch and Awards Ceremony

Previous Halloween Regatta Results

2021 Snipe Halloween Regatta Results

2021 Junior Snipe Halloween Regatta Results

2021 Pictures!

2020 - Boo Covid!  No Regatta! 

2019 Snipe Halloween Regatta Results

2019 Junior Snipe Halloween Regatta Results

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