The Gulfport Yacht Club Executive Committee made a decision to cancel the 2020 Galloway Regatta. It was a tough decision to make. But, one that was needed to keep our members, staff, & guest safe in these crazy circumstances.
We hope to see everyone next year for the 2021 Galloway Regatta.
PCYC will postpone this year’s Knost to a later date TBD…Hopefully this delay will increase participation as well as to allow this COVID mess to iron itself out.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Frank C. Allen III
June 29, 2020
RE: GYA Annual Meeting Summary
The Board of Directors of the GYA met on Sunday, June 28th at the Fairhope Yacht Club for its Annual Meeting, 21 clubs were represented. During the meeting, several decisions were made in regard to the 2020 GYA Sailing season.
- A motion was passed that the scoring for 2020 Capdevielle Series is canceled. (scoring only)
- The Centennial Lipton Regatta & Gala has been postponed and will not be sailed in 2020.
- Southern Yacht Club will host the next sanctioned Lipton Regatta.
- The GYA Offshore Challenge Cup has been postponed, rescheduled dates to be announced at a later date.
- Gulfport Yacht Club is continuing with planning the Jr. Lipton Regatta.
- Pass Christian Yacht Club is continuing with planning the Knost Regatta.
- If you club is postponing or canceling an event, please send notice to scheduling chair and/or secretary as soon as possible for notification to clubs.
- The 2019 Capdevielle Series winners were named: Third: Bay Waveland YC, Second: Buccaneer YC, First: Southern YC.
Please know that the executive committee is working hard to communicate up to date information as quickly as possible. If you club is planning to cancel or postpone an event, please send notice to email@example.com. If we may be of further assistance please contact the GYA Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Commodore Jimmy Ruthven
We are hereby cancelling the Meigs Regatta.
With the cases of Covid-19 on the rise in many states, including those from where many of our participants will be coming from, we do not feel that it is prudent to continue along the path of hosting the Regatta.
We currently have 10 registrations, and we will ensure they all get reimbursed their entry fees.
Sam & Jennifer Grant
2020 Fleet Captain
Fort Walton Yacht Club
2020-06-18: Race to the Coast – Critical Updates
Hello Race to the Coast competitors!
There is a lot to cover so let’s get started…
There has been a flare-up of COVID on the Miss. Gulf Coast and, in particular, in the sailing community. As of today, GYC, PCYC and BWYC have all instituted a members-only, no guests, “lockdown” policy. This means that we will have NO ACCESS to any amenities at Gulfport YC. We cannot moor at the visitors dock, use the boat hoist, nor the restroom facilities. Essentially, non-members may not set foot on GYC’s property.
We have contacted the Gulfport Municipal Marina
and were told they have plenty of available slips of all sizes. The marina does not accept reservations, but we were assured that they can accommodate everyone. Contact them via VHF upon arrival, open 24-hours a day.
The public boat launch is available for ramp-retrieval of trailerable boats.
The forecast looks hot and dry, but with very little wind until the seabreeze fills in the afternoon. To address this, we are looking at two options for postponing the start. The first option is to postpone for appx. 4 hours and move the start appx. 13 nm down the course into The Rigolets, just beyond the Hwy 90 Bridge, near Double Bayou. The second option is to postpone for appx. 6 hours and move the start appx. 19 nm to the outside of The Rigolets near Long Point in Lake Borgne.
The final decision on the start time and location will be announced tomorrow, along with the final scratch sheet and start time list.
Once again, Kattack.com is providing online GPS tracking for the fleet. Several of you have registered the cell phone app and a few have sent me their SPOT Shared Page URL.