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

Forum Fun!

Register for other Sailing Leadership Forum 2016 events, including the US Sailing Awards Dinner, National Conference, Gaslamp Pub Crawl, and professional development opportunities. Register today!

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

Need help getting to San Diego? US Sailing is offering travel assistance grants. Travel grant application

Quick Facts

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

All sailors have something in common – the importance of keeping sailing vibrant and strong for future generations.

See you in San Diego!

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
use Code GYA

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

Also

If you have any questions, please contact me

Janace Batty
GYA SECRETARY-TREASURER
251-367-2252

Yacht America will be coming to the gulf states in 2016

I can be in Sarasota to start my planning trip in the gulf, early on Wednesday, November 18th. I will then work my way west and will plan on being at Southern YC on Saturday then to Houston on Sunday. Here is what I am hoping for if you can email your membership.

“The yacht America will be coming to the gulf states in 2016 as she americacontinues the first ever America’s Cup Tour which visited 34 yacht clubs on the west coast last summer. America wants to visit as many GYA member clubs as possible. Troy Sears, owner and captain of America, will be conducting an advanced planning, scheduling and logistics trip at each club interested in hosting the yacht America starting in Sarasota on the morning of Wednesday, November 18th. Troy will then drive westward and hopes to visit each club on his way to Houston where he expects to be on Sunday, November 22nd.

To schedule with Troy contact him at:
official.tour@amereicascup.com
or 858-922-6007

Some basic information:
america-americascup• No financial cost to host yacht clubs
• Shore side Public Tours with 100 % of proceeds donated to the host clubs junior sailing program
• Junior Sailor Presentation and Tour at no cost
• America’s Cup presentation and conversation which can be combined with a dinner at the host club’s option
• And, of course, a sailing aboard America for those who want enjoy a great on-the-water experience. Those who wish to go sailing pay $75 per adult/$45 per child.
• America is 138’ LOA, 25’ beam, 105’ mast height and 10.5’ draft. If direct access to your club is not possible, then Troy’s is ok with your suggested location for your area.

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