SAFETY AT SEA VIDEOS

The Safety at Sea videos, produced by the Storm Trysail Foundation and narrated by Storm Trysail Club member Gary Jobson, vary in length and cover subjects from Man Overboard Recovery, safety equipment, understanding weather and more.

For a one-time fee of $40 US, you receive lifetime access to the full library to view over and over. You and your shipmates will be better prepared in the case of an emergency whether you’re racing or cruising, in coastal waters or off shore, under sail or power. And, as Storm Trysail adds more videos to its library, you will have access to the full collection.

The GYA ExCom and the Safety Advisory Committee encourages all GYA Clubs, Jr. Programs and individuals to purchase a subscription to the STF Safety At Sea videos. The videos are not intended to replace a Safety at Sea seminar such as the one being hosted at Pensacola Yacht Club in March. Anyone seeking Off Shore certification would need to attend a seminar. But, we recognize that there are many local/coastal sailors who are not seeking off-shore certification so will most likely never attend a seminar. We also recognize that sailing accidents can happen on a beer can race, a sanctioned event or just out cruising for the day.

The first ten videos cover:
 Practical Man Overboard Recovery (24 mins.)
 Understanding Weather (23 mins.)
 Understanding Offshore Weather (24 mins.)
 Flares and Pyrotechnic Devices (6 mins.)
 Storm Sails (12 mins.)
 Shipboard Firefighting Strategies (4 mins.)
 Fighting Shipboard Fires (7 mins.)
 Personal Safety Equipment (27 mins.)
 Cold water survival & Life Rafts (3 min.)
 Deploying a Life Raft (6 mins.)

$40 is a very small cost to pay if even just one life is saved because you watched the video and know how to recover a man overboard, or if one boat is saved because you know how to properly extinguish a blaze.

Payment may be made through PayPal. The GYA will reimburse any GYA club who purchases a subscription to the library. Simply purchase your subscription and send a copy of your receipt to sectreasurer@gya.org

Sailors can visit the link below and order their subscription to the Storm Trysail Foundation’s complete Safety-at-Sea Video Library.
https://stormtrysailfoundation.org/safety-videos

GYA Winter Meeting

NOTICE OF WINTER MEETING

Sunday, January 8, 2017
Pensacola Yacht Club
1897 West Cypress Street
Pensacola, FL 32502

ORGANIZED 1901 – REORGANIZED 1920

TO: Commodores of General & Affiliate Members GYA Executive Committee
GYA Past Commodores
GYA Standing Committee & 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 7 & 8, 2017 at Pensacola Yacht Club (850-433-8804). Since some mailing and email addresses have changed since the last meeting, please distribute this information to the appropriate contacts at your club.

Friday, January 6, 2017
1830 GYA Executive Committee Meeting

Saturday, January 7, 2017
0800-1100 Registration

0830 Committee Meetings start according to schedule
1730 Cocktail Party and GYA Foundation Silent Auction
1900 GYA Annual Awards Banquet

Sunday, January 8, 2017

0800-1000 Committee meetings continue 1030-1230 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 at
5171 Eagle Point Drive
Grand Bay, AL 36541

email the document to sectreasurer@gya.org, 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 Pensacola, FL 1900.

A block of 15 rooms is being held at the Grand Hotel in Pensacola (hotel by the Pensacola Civic Center), 200 East Gregory Street, for the nights of Jan. 6 and 7, 2017, at a rate of $119.00 per night. The rooms will be held until December 9. Call 850-433-3336 to make your reservation and use reference code GYA. After December 9 rooms will be subject to availability and will not be at the discounted rate.

Please make dinner reservations no later than December 31st, 2016, by email only please to Scott Segers: reservations@pyc.gccoxmail.com. The banquet cost will be $27 and includes tax and gratuity.

If you have recently lost a member of your sailing community and would like to have them included in the silent prayer at the Winter meeting, please call or email the pertinent information to me (251-367-2252). sectreasurer@gya.org

Your GYA Flag Officers look forward to seeing you at the Winter Meetings at Pensacola Yacht Club. Sincerely, Janace Batty GYA Secretary-Treasurer (251)367-2252

A Special Invitation from Sarasota Sailing Squadron to GYA Sailors.

With a large part of the Viper Class getting ready for Bermuda, the Sarasota Viper Fleet is getting fired up to host a fantastic East Coast Winter Series. The Sarasota Viper Fleet will again host a three event series that feeds perfectly into the EFG Pan American Championships in Miami.

As a new member of the GYA Sarasota Sailing Squadron would like to extend a extra special welcome to our fellow GYA member clubs and private teams. THE FIRST THREE NEW GYA AFFILATED TEAMS TO REGESTER FOR THE THREE EVENT SERIES WILL RECEIVE FREE MAST UP STORAGE @ SSS from DEC-MAR! The Sarasota Winter Series is scored per boat so we encourage all clubs and individuals to consider sending your boat for the series and rotating teams out to represent your club and take advantage of the 18-28 fleets that we expect. We are looking forward to seeing you  this winter in Florida!

The Sarasota Viper Fleet

for more info click here…

VIPER 640 – NA Boats Going Fast

Rondar has only 3 boats still available for purchase following the Viper 640 NAs in Bermuda in November. These boats will have been sailed for 5 days, will come with all GYA package accessories and new sails. Add to that $1,000 off the already discounted GYA price. Contact Dan Tucker (dan@rondarboats.com or 781.799.8132) for more details and/or to purchase one of these boats.

Mark Your Calendars: 2017 GYA Winter Meeting

Pensacola Yacht Club, Jan. 7-8

A block of 15 rooms is being held at the Grand Hotel in Pensacola (hotel by the P’cola Civic Center), 200 East Gregory Street, for the nights of Jan. 6 and 7 at a rate of $119.00 per night. The rooms will be held until December 9. Call 850-433-3336 to make your reservation and use reference code GYA. After December 9 rooms will be subject to availability and will not be at the discounted rate.

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