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2020 Annual Meeting and Opening Regatta Postponement

GYA Board of Directors, Past Commodores, Committee Chairs, Club GYA Coordinators, Affiliate Member Clubs & Associate Members:



The Executive Committee of the Gulf Yachting Association, in response to the expectation of Government restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic possibly continuing into May, announces that the 2020 Annual Meeting and Opening Regatta shall be postponed.  A tentative new date being considered is June 5-7, 2020, with St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club remaining as the host club.  The Executive Committee would like to request each club GYA Coordinator relay this announcement to their club’s Capdevielle sailing teams.

The health and well-being of you, your family, and your club members are the most important things to consider during this time.  The Executive Committee will make additional announcements as conditions progress.

Stay safe,

Jimmy Ruthven,
GYA Commodore

GYA Commemorative Book Update

The commemorative book, as part of the GYA and Lipton Challenge centennials, is now with the publisher. The book is 9×12”, 160-pages (possibly 176 pages), hard cover with a dust jacket. Only 500 books were ordered and a limited number are still available for purchase. The cost is $60 per book. To pre-order/purchase a book, complete this form. The books will be available for pick-up at the GYA Opening Regatta at St. Andrews Bay and at the centennial celebration at Southern YC Labor Day weekend 2020.

A few clubs pre-purchased books and members of those clubs may reserve their book through their club. Those clubs are:  Gulfport (10 books), Fairhope (30 books), Fort Walton (10 books), Southern (25 books), New Orleans (10 books), Pass Christian (25 books), Pensacola (30 books), and Pontchartrain (28 books).