MYC Sailing Director Job Opening

The Mobile Yacht Club is seeking candidates to fill a paid position of sailing director.  The sailing director is responsible for all Junior Sailing activities including development and conducting weekly sailing practice sessions, preparation for and attending Junior sailing regattas and arranging for or conducting periodic seminars for junior sailors.  The sailing director is also responsible for the care and maintenance of the club’s fleet of junior sailing craft including Optimist, 420, and laser class sailboats and the powered support boats.  Currently the Club has a small junior program, which it is working to develop and grow.  We are currently offering this position as part time (minimum 20 hours per week).

Candidates applying for this position must be a minimum of 21 years old, must be US Sailing level 2 Certified and must have had at least 5 years experience with sailing instruction and racing with youth from 12 to 18 years of age.

If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume to Mobile Yacht Club, 4925 Marina Drive, N., Mobile, Alabama, 36605 in care of Rick Spaulding, Chair of Junior Program.  If you should have questions about the position please feel free to call Rick at 228-224-0393 or 251-634-1442 (after 6 PM daily).   This position is open for immediate employment to a qualified applicant.

GYA Winter Meeting – Southern Yacht Club

TO:      Commodores of General and Affiliate Members
GYA Executive Committee
GYA Past Commodores
GYA Standing Committee and Council Chairmen
GYA Coordinator of each GYA General Member Club
GYA Associate Members

The Winter Meeting of the Gulf Yachting Association will be held on January 13th – 14th, 2018 at Southern Yacht Club, 105 North Roadway Drive, New Orleans, LA (504) 288-4200.  Since some mailing and email addresses may have changed since the last meeting, please distribute this information to the appropriate contacts at your club.

Friday, January 12, 2018
1800    Executive Committee Meeting & Dinner

Saturday, January 13, 2018
0800    Registration
0830    Committee Meetings start according to schedule
1800    Cocktail hour and GYA Foundation Silent Auction
1900    GYA Annual Awards Dinner Banquet

Sunday, January 14, 2018
0930    Committee Meetings continue
1030    Board of Directors Meeting

GYA COMMODORES – GENERAL MEMBER CLUBS – Your club’s attendance is very important. If you cannot attend the Board meeting, please send a WRITTEN NOTICE naming your club’s representative to the GYA Secretary-Treasurer via mail at 2295 Club Moss Circle, Biloxi, MS 39532, email, or hand deliver at the meeting.

All GYA Clubs and their members are invited to attend the GYA Annual Awards Banquet to be held on Saturday evening at Southern Yacht Club.  The banquet cost will be $30 per person and includes tax and gratuity.  Please make your dinner reservations to Southern Yacht Club by January 6, 2018, via email or by calling (504) 288-4221.              


Jennifer Schmidt
GYA Secretary/Treasurer
(228) 669-7518

SYC Guest Card Request Form
GYA Nominations
ByLaws Change Proposal
Regulations Change Proposal
Sailing Banquet Invitation
Sept 2, 2017 Semi-Annual Minutes

Winter Meeting – Schedule of Events



Schedule of Events – 2018 GYA Winter Meeting
Board Room
(2nd Floor)
East Dining Room
(3rd Floor)
SYC Grill (2nd Floor)
2pm  Foundation 2-3:30pm
6pm Ex-Com 6-7:30pm
Board Room
(2nd Floor)
East Dining Room
(3rd Floor)
Projector Set Up All Day – Strong WiFi Connection
SYC Grill (2nd Floor)
8am Registration Open (2nd Floor)
8:30 Breakfast Served (8:30-10)
9am Capdevielle Committee
USSA C’ship Committee
10:30  Trophy Committee
 Race Management
One Design Council
11:30 Lunch Buffet  Red Beans $9  Reg Menu Available  (11:30-2)

Past GYA Commodore Luncheon (11:30-1)

Youth Committee
12:30 Viper 640 Town Hall
(12:30-1:30 )
1:30  Offshore Council
2pm Schedule Committee
3pm US Sailing Town Hall (3-4)
4pm GYA Foundation Auction (4pm – end of  banquet)
3rd Floor Lobby
6pm Cocktails (6pm-7pm)
7pm GYA Awards Banquet (7pm-9pm)
Board Room 
(2nd Floor )
East Dining Room   (3rd Floor) SYC Grill 
(2nd Floor )
8:30 Breakfast Served
BOD/Committee Sign-In
9am Club Commodores Meeting/Workshop
Council and Committee Chair Meeting w/Incoming Commodore
10am Bloody Mary/Mimosa Bar (10am)
10:30 Board of Directors
Club Managers Meeting
11am Sunday SYC Brunch (11am-2pm)
RSVP to SYC (504) 288-4221

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