Annual Meeting – Notice Of Meeting

Committee and Council Chairs:

The Annual Meeting of the Gulf Yachting Association will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018, beginning at 1000 hours at Mobile Yacht Club, 4925 Marina Drive North, Mobile, AL 36605.

Official meeting notice (click here)
Proposed Regulation Changes by the Racing Regulations Committee (Attachment A, B & C)
Proposed Waiver of Regulations by the 100 Year Ad Hoc Committee

If you should have questions, please feel free to call or send an e-mail. We look forward to seeing you in May.

Jennifer Schmidt
GYA Secretary/Treasurer
(228) 669-7518

Please print out and bring a copy of all the attachments if you would like to have at the board of directors meeting

GYA Annual Meeting and Opening Regatta Room Blocks

The following hotels in downtown Mobile will be offering a special room rate for the GYA Opening Regatta to be hosted at Mobile Yacht Club May 5 – 6, 2018.

 The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
26 North Royal Street, Mobile, AL 36602 (251) 338-2000
Book your group rate for Gulf Yachting Club Opening Room Block
Parking is an additional $21.00 per day

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Mobile
62 South Royal Street, Mobile, AL 36602 (251) 436-8787
Booking Link: Mobile Yacht Club Regatta
Parking is an additional $9.00 per day

ECSA/FWYC Sailing Director – Spring/Summer Sailing Program – Job Opening

The Emerald Coast Sailing Association ( operates as a non-profit 501 C3 in conjunction with the Fort Walton Yacht Club ( and Bluewater Bay Sailing Club ( in Okaloosa County, FL.  ECSA/FWYC is seeking a seasonal Sailing Instructor/ Coordinator for the Spring/Summer Sailing Program (April to August).  The Sailing Director would be responsible for coordinating all Assistant Sailing Instructors, developing productive and fun sailing/class sessions, and oversee all boat maintenance as needed.

We’ll have sessions for kids aged 7- 16 year-old in Opti’s, Taz, Sunfish and 420’s and adult sessions in Flying Scots.  Also, we’ll have after-school/weekend practices and a few fun regattas.

We are looking for someone with experience and a minimum US Sailing Level I Certification.  This position may turn into a Full Time Sailing Director year-round.

Please contact Robert Harrison for additional details 850-217-2177 or

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