First and foremost, thanks to all who purchased a raffle
ticket. We sold all 200! The winning ticket was purchased by Ernest Posey at
SYC. Congratulations Mr. Posey!!
We’re closing in on our self-imposed deadline of getting
photos and text to the publisher for the Centennial book. While we have quite a
number of Lipton programs and a complete list of skippers and crew for every
Lipton race – Thank You Harry Chapman and Michael Hage – we don’t have a lot of
photos. I would ask that everyone look around your club, look through your
photos, look anywhere you think there may be Lipton photos, scan a copy of the
photo and send it to me along with the year the photo was taken and, where
possible, identify each person in the photo. Action photos/on-the-water shots are
Club Commodores: I need a photo of your current club.
Preferred media for all photos is .jpg with as high a
resolution as possible.
Any of the above should be sent to email@example.com with the subject line ‘Lipton Book’.
pre-selling the Centennial book. There are several ways you can purchase yours:
1) go to the GYA web site and on the left side of the home page you can
purchase up to 3 books through PayPal
2) click here
to go to the Pre-Order Form on the GYA web site if you want to go the old
fashion route and use snail mail
3) give me a call and I can take your CC# over the phone
There is also still time to honor someone or their memory in
the book. Click here
for the form and details.
If you have any questions feel free to give me a call at
Thanks to all.
PC, GYA and FYC
The Emerald Coast Sailing Association operates as anon-profit 501 C3 in conjunction with the Fort Walton Yacht Club (www.fwyc.org) and Bluewater Bay Sailing Club (www.bbsc.com) in Okaloosa County,FL. ECSA is seeking a FULL-TIME Sailing Director. The Sailing Director position would be on-site at the Fort Walton Yacht Club in Fort Walton Beach, FL. The Sailing Director would be responsible for all Adult and Junior sailing lessons including the ECSA Summer Sailing Camp Program, as well as providing High School and NW Florida State College coaching, practices and regattas, and overseeing all boat maintenance as needed. In addition he/she will coordinate with FWYC for waterfront activities and ensure safe boat checkout and use.
We are looking for someone with experience and preferably a
US Sailing Instructor Class 1 certification.
Please contact Robert Harrison for additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org
or (850) 651-0777.
GYA FOUNDATION GRANT REQUESTS need to be postmarked no later than midnight December 1, 2018.
It is time to get your GYA Foundation grant requests sent to Janet Miller-Schmidt, P.O. Box 73, Monteagle, TN 37356.
The GYA Foundation issued $4,910.00 in grants for the sailing year of 2017. The GYA Foundation Board will consider all requests for grants in late December. Each Applicant will be notified by mail the determination of the request in January after the annual meeting of the Foundation.
If you are interested in completing a grant application, go to the GYA Foundation Web site. The application can be found under GYA Foundation Documents. All applications must be postmarked not later than December 1, 2018.
GYA Winter Meeting & Awards Banquet
Fairhope Yacht Club
January 11-13, 2019
The annual GYA Winter meeting and annual GYA Awards Banquet will be held January 11-13, 2019 at the Fairhope Yacht Club. A block of rooms has been established at the Hampton Inn Fairhope-Mobile Bay. The room block will expire December 7, 2018. Guests have two ways to reserve:
Contact the hotel directly at 251-928-0956 and ask for the Gulf Yachting Association 2019 special group rate or Online at www.fairhope.hamptoninn.com and utilize the group code (GYA)