GYA SPORTBOAT CHAMPIONSHIP AND INTERCLUB SERIES

GYA SPORTBOAT CHAMPIONSHIP AND INTERCLUB SERIES
2016 – 2017

The Gulf Yachting Association Sportboat Championship and Interclub Series will be sailed in the years 2016 and 2017 in parallel with the 2016 and 2017 Capdevielle Series, as outlined herein, for the purpose of introducing and transitioning the Viper 640 as the GYA Interclub Boat effective in 2018.

REGULATIONS

1.0       NAME
The Series shall be known as the GYA Sportboat Championship and Interclub Series.

2.0       ELIGIBILITY
2.1       All GYA Member Clubs in good standing shall be eligible to participate and be scored in the Interclub Series.
2.2       Individuals, whether or not members of a GYA Member Club, shall be eligible to participate in each regatta but will not be scored in the Interclub Series.

3.0       GOVERNING RULES
3.1       The series shall be governed by the current edition of the International Sailing Federation Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) and the Class Rules of the Viper 640 Class Association, except as modified herein.
3.2       To be eligible for Interclub Series scoring, helmspersons for entries representing GYA Member Clubs shall be members of the GYA Club they represent. Crew members need not be members of any GYA Club. There shall be no limit to the number of races a person can be helmsperson.

4.0       SERIES ADMINISTRATION
4.1       AWARDS – At the GYA Annual Awards Banquet, the highest scoring GYA Club shall be declared the Interclub Series Champion and presented a suitable award which shall be furnished by the GYA.
4.2       SCORING – The Cox-Sprague Scoring System, as adopted by the GYA, shall be used to score the Interclub Series. The winner shall be determined by the points accumulated in the Series Regattas as established in 4.4.
4.3       CHAMPIONSHIP ELIGIBILITY – To be eligible for scoring in the interclub series, participating GYA clubs shall also enter a Flying Scot in the companion Capdevielle class. All GYA Clubs that participate in at least one of the Series Regattas in the Point Year shall be eligible to win the championship, however, all Series Regattas in the Point Year shall be counted in the scoring for each club.
4.4       SERIES REGATTAS – The Series Regattas (Events) to be included in the scoring shall be as follows:

2016 POINT YEAR:

Regatta Host Club
GYA Opening Fairhope Yacht Club
Meigs Fort Walton Yacht Club
Weatherly Gulfport Yacht Club
Sugar Bowl Race of Champions Southern Yacht Club

2017 POINT YEAR:

Regatta Host Club
Mardi Gras New Orleans Yacht Club
GYA Opening Gulfport Yacht Club
Candler Saint Andrews Bay Yacht Club
Meigs Fort Walton Yacht Club
Summer Mobile Yacht Club
Weatherly Gulfport Yacht Club
Wadewitz Fairhope Yacht Club
Sugar Bowl Race of Champions New Orleans Yacht Club

5.0       COMPETITION BOAT
5.1       The series shall be sailed on the Viper 640.
5.2       Any boat in full compliance with the Viper 640 Class Rules, whether owned, borrowed or chartered by the competing individual or GYA Member Club, may be used.

6.0       EVENT MANAGEMENT
6.1       ENTRY FEES – Entry fees shall be determined by the Host Club.
6.2       NUMBER OF RACES – Scheduled shall be five. One race shall be completed to constitute the regatta.
6.3       SCORING – The RRS Low Point System (Appendix A) shall be used however, no scores shall be excluded. Ties shall be resolved using RRS A8.
6.4       AWARDS – The Host Club shall furnish trophies to be presented to the winning, second and third place entries. The Host Club may furnish and present other awards, if desired.

The GYA Foundation’s 22nd Anniversary Silent Auction

The GYA Foundation’s
22nd Anniversary Silent Auction

Saturday, January 9th 2016
Fairhope Yacht Club
2016 GYA Winter Meeting

The GYA Foundation was incorporated in December of 1992 and the first meeting was held in March of 1993. The Foundation was recognized as 501 (c) (3) Corporation August 27th, 1993. Since that time with the great support of the GYA Clubs in the Foundation has grown an asset base exceeding $150,000 while providing support to sailing through disbursements and the handling of donations in excess of $146,000! The silent auction held every year at the Annual Winter Meeting is a significant source of funding for the Foundation.

Your help is needed to make this year’s GYA Foundation Silent Auction the best ever!

We are requesting that each Commodore bring at least one item to the Winter Meeting in Fairhope that can be included in the bidding. These can come from you, or from another member of your club (artisans, business owners, etc. who might contribute an item or gift certificate for goods/services), or a public vendor.

In past years, we have had boating equipment, jewelry, trips, dinner, art work, and many other interesting items! In January 2015 the Foundation raised over $2,500.00.

NO USED PERSONAL ITEMS, PLEASE!

Proceeds benefit the GYA Foundation and support junior sailing and new race official certification!

Please contact Cyndi Moncrieff (228) 875-1475 or camocean@aol.com, with your item information or drop your items at the front desk at Fairhope Yacht Club.

Dr. Tod Holman, GYA Foundation President

Why you should attend Sailing Leadership Forum

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Join us in San Diego this February for Sailing Leadership Forum
and US Sailing’s National Conference

Join us for Sailing Leadership Forum 2016 at the Hilton San Diego Resort, February 4-6. The standard registration sale ends December 31, 2015. Please take advantage of the savings and register today!

Forum Schedule Announced

The forum features a new line-up of insightful presentations that address the many relevant topics in sailing. While many of these presentations focus on new topics, many expand on the presentations delivered at the 2014 forum. Event schedule

Top 10 reasons why you should attend Sailing Leadership Forum 2016

Come Early for the National Conference

Coming to San Diego for the Sailing Leadership Forum 2016? If so, please consider coming early to attend US Sailing’s National Conference. This event is a unique opportunity for members to meet with our leadership to discuss our goals, exchange ideas, reflect on progress, and look ahead to future plans. The National Conference also focuses on Board and Committee business, progress reports, current issues and planning.

The National Conference takes place February 2-3 at the Hilton San Diego Resort.

Who should attend the National Conference? Anyone interested in offering creative ideas to US Sailing Board of Directors, Committee Chairs and Members, and staff, RSA leadership, and other local sailing organization leaders. Please join us and bring a friend! Register for the National Conference

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Keynote Presenters

Branding and creativity expert, Ron Tite, has joined the list of keynote presenters that includes Volvo Ocean Racers, Charlie Enright and Mark Towill, and world renowned oceanographer, Dr. Sylvia Earle. Learn more

Learning Opportunities

US Sailing is offering pre- and post forum learning opportunities, including Instructor Certification Courses, Race Management Seminars, professional development seminars, and more. Pre- and post forum learning

Travel Assistance

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Quick Facts

Registration dates and details, guidance for planning your trip, and more. SLF 2016 Quick Facts

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GYA Winter Meeting and Board of Director’s Meeting, Jan 9 & 10, 2016

Make your reservations for our GYA Winter Meetings and Board of Director’s Meeting, January 9th & 10th, 2016. The event shall be held at Fairhope Yacht Club. If you’d like to make hotel reservations there is a small block of rooms at $99/night, please contact

hgi29546 North Main Street, Daphne, AL 36526
251-621-0100

Book online at http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/alabama/hilton-garden-inn-mobile-east-bay-daphne-MOBEHGI/index.html
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YOU MUST MAKE YOUR RESERVATION by DECEMBER 14, 2015 to hold this block room rate, and you may cancel within 48 hours before January 9th, 2016

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If you have any questions, please contact me

Janace Batty
GYA SECRETARY-TREASURER
251-367-2252

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