Yacht Clubs


The Southern Yacht Club, overlooking Lake Pontchartrain, founded in the year 1849, has been inherent to the world of sailing. The club arranged a fundraiser on 5th March, Saturday, gaining their junior program, assuring a next generation of sailing devotees.

Over two-hundred-seventy-five people attended the event, including event co-chairs Katy Lovell and Kelly Alfortish, who has tied the knot to John Lovell, a 4 time Olympic challenger in sailing, and in the year 2004, he won the silver medal with Charlie Ogletree in Tornado class.

Among the gala magnets was music by Rockin’ Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters, silent and live auctions and cuisine prepared by chef Kevin Vizard.

Meanwhile, the Perini Navi has successfully introduced sailing yacht Dahlak after her mast stepping operation previous week. After the 51.40 meter carbon fibre mast – blended with a 14 meter furling boom as well as composite standing rigging for a sail plan surface region which exceeds 1870 square meter joined the hull previous week, then Dahlak was launched on 5th March.

With hull lines handed by Philippe Briand and made wholly on site at Perini Navi Group’s Picchiotti shipyard in La Spezia, the brand new sloop takes her name from Red Sea ground where her owner sailed as a boy.

Made for easy and fast sailing, the yacht is made of Sealium aluminium alloy and it boasts many technical inventions that exemplify Perini Navi’s commitment to offering owners with the newest technology which enhances sail handling, performance, as well as onboard comfort, including electric captive winches masterminded in-house as well as a Lithium polymer battery arrangement for silent running.