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Centennial Book Arrival

The Centennial books have arrived! The plan was to have them available for pick-up this  weekend at the Opening Regatta, which of course is now postponed until June 6-7. So, to keep on schedule (and get the books out of my living room):

I will be in the parking lot of Gulfport Yacht Club on Monday, May 4, from 10:00 until 11:00am. To the west of me I have books for clubs or individuals which need to go to: Gulfport, Pass Christian, Bay-Waveland, Singing River, Biloxi, Jackson, Lake Arthur, New Orleans, Pontchartrain, Houston and Lakewood. Books for SYC were drop shipped to SYC (because there were so many). SYC members will receive an email from SYC indicating when those books may be picked up.

I will be in the parking lot of Pensacola Yacht Club on Tuesday, May 5, from10:00 until 11:00am. To the east of me I have books for club or individuals which need to go to: Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, Navy YC Pensacola, Fort Walton and St. Andrews.

Mobile & Buc YCs – I’ll catch up with you w/in the next few days.

If you (individual or club) want to pick up your book(s) at one of the above dates/times, please CONTACT ME no later than Sunday evening (251-895-zero nine nine three, or to let me know; otherwise I won’t load them in my vehicle for delivery only to have to unload them when I return home. If a club plans to send someone to pick up books, I would appreciate knowing who that individual will be. You will be required to sign for picked up books!

Books not picked up will be available at the Opening Regatta in June.

There are a few books still available at $60/book – cash or check only!  If you have not purchased a book but would like to, let me know and I’ll take extras to GYC and PYC, and will have any unsold books at the Opening Regatta and the Lipton Challenge.

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).