The Sugar Bowl Football Classic has been a part of the national sports scene for over 78 years, welcoming fans from around the country to the city of New Orleans each New Years season. However, there is another Sugar Bowl event which has been in existence for just as long, and within its own arena, its recognized as one of the premier national yachting events - the Sugar Bowl Regatta.
"The Sugar Bowl Regatta has always been one of the premier yachting events in the United States," said Barton Jahncke, Olympic Gold Medal winner and multiple Sugar Bowl Trophy winner. "It has given young sailors, from the Optimist class through high school and intercollegiate levels, the opportunity to learn how to compete at a very high level. The Regatta is extremely well-organized and is held in high regard by national and international competitors alike."