Category Archives: GYA

Youth Champs

US Youth Championship, Corpus Christi, Texas
GYA Youth Representation

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Challenge Cup Communications

To all GYA members,

Pensacola Yacht Club and the Gulf Yachting Association has the gulf coast areas that are being impacted by Tropical Strom Cindy in our thoughts. We standby ready to assist you in any way we can.

On the brighter side, this year’s GYA Offshore Challenge Cup is on schedule to kick off with the Competitors’ Meeting at Pensacola Yacht Club this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. The weather in Pensacola is forecasted to begin clearing on Friday and be mostly sunny on Saturday and hopefully thereafter. We’re looking forward to an outstanding regatta with the usual fierce competition on the water followed up by good times back at the clubhouse.

Most importantly, we pray you will come though the storm safely. We ask that all of you traveling to Pensacola and possibly towing boats here for the Challenge Cup Regatta exercise extreme caution. Navigating the roadways is in many ways as hazardous or even more so than navigating the oceans. Our wish is that you all arrive alive and ready to get on the water and race.

See you in Pensacola!

Dave Oerting
PYC’s 2017 Challenge Cup Regatta Chairman

2017 USA Junior Olympics Sailing Festival

2017 USA Junior Olympics Sailing Festival

June 30 July 2, 2017
Pensacola Yacht Club


The Junior Olympics Sailing Festival is open to all boats of the Optimist, Club 420, Laser Radial and Laser classes. The Festival offers Coached Clinics for each class on June 30 for those interested. Additional fees apply. Registration for the Festival and Clinics should be done online at:

For more information, please contact:

Stuart Smith at
Ray Grove at

Schedule of Events

Friday June 30, 2017

0900-1600 Clinics for Opti and Opti Green, 420 and Laser

1500 – 1800 Early Check-in for Coaches and Sailors

1730 Mandatory Race Committee Meeting 1800- Mandatory Safety Committee Meeting

Saturday July 1, 2017

0730 – 0830 Continental Breakfast and Check-in; Sailors collect their lunch

0845 Opening Ceremony

0900 Skippers, Coaches and Parents Meeting (Mandatory)

1155 First Warning Lunch on the water Sunday


July 2, 2017

0730 – 0830 Continental Breakfast; Sailors collect their lunch

1055 First Warning Lunch on the water

1500 No first Warning Signal after this time

After Racing Awards ceremony

US Sailing’s Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships – Area D

US Sailing’s Chubb U.S. Junior Sailing Championships Area D

June 9 – 11, 2017

Organized by

Fairhope Yacht Club and US Sailing

The U.S. Junior Triple-handed Championship for the Sears Cup

The U.S. Junior Double-handed Championship for the Bemis Trophy

The U.S. Junior Singlehanded Championship for the Smythe Trophy

Notice of Race

Online Registration Mandatory