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Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge – Postponed

August 31, 2021

To:        GYA Board of Directors
              Past Commodores
              Club Coordinators
Associate Members

The Executive Committee of the Gulf Yachting Association, along with the GYA Centennial Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Committee and Commodore of Southern Yacht Club, in response to the devastation from Hurricane Ida, announces that the 2021 Board of Directors Semi-Annual Meeting and Centennial Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge will be postponed until October 29-31, 2021.  The Executive Committee would like to request each club GYA Coordinator relay this announcement to their club’s Capdevielle sailing teams.

It is currently unsafe to travel to the city of New Orleans due to hurricane damage.  We appreciate everyone’s understanding and patience during this difficult time.  The Executive Committee will make additional announcements when available.

Stay safe,

Jimmy Ruthven GYA Commodore

Offshore Challenge Cup

Gulfport Yacht Club wanted to give the competitors an update for the GYA Offshore Challenge Cup. It will be sailed July 30-August 1st. The distance race is scheduled for Saturday so we can try to get at least three races on Friday.

https://www.gulfportyachtclub.org/…/Notice%20of%20Race…

The parties are still the same! Free sandwich bar before the races, free beer during protest time, and live music! Order you Challenge Cup regatta shirts here

https://stores.coralreefsailing.com/gya…/shop/home

Order soon and it will be shipped to the regatta for free! Unfortunately, there will not be shirts sold on site. Don’t forget to come back the next weekend for the Gulf Coast Sportboat Championship.

https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/21804#_home

2021 Lipton Challenge – Regulation Waiver Clarification

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

RE:      Executive Committee Action – 2021 Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge

Many of the GYA clubs are strategizing their Lipton team and the following observation has been brought to the attention of the executive committee.  Regulations 19.5(b), (c) and (d) the text reads “Waived for 2020 and 2021 except for the top 8 finishing clubs in the immediate prior year.”  Given that there was no Lipton in the prior year (2020) the text could be interpreted contrary to its intention.  The problem is the immediate prior year for 2021 is 2020 in which there was no competition.  So, technically, no club finished in the top 8.  Obviously, the intent of this waiver, was for the waiver to not apply to the top 8 of the immediately prior running of the regatta, which for 2021 would be 2019.

It was suggested that the ExCom instruct the Lipton PRO, Nathan Adams, to include a clarification in the NOR stating that the finishes from 2019 will be used in determining which clubs do not qualify for the waiver this year, and by extension, which ones do qualify.

We have solicited input and heard from the Lipton Judges, the GYA Administrative Judge, Capdevielle Committee Chairman, and the Racing Regulations Committee Chairman and all agree that the intent of the phrase “immediate prior year” included in the waivers written into Regulations 19.5 (b), (c) and (d) refers to the immediate prior running of the Lipton.  With no Lipton held in 2020 due to a global pandemic, they agree that to be consistent with the intent of the waiver, the results from 2019 should be used to determine which clubs do and do not qualify for the waiver.  Parliamentarian, Cary Trapani, has stated his opinion that it is within the authority of the ExCom to clarify that, to be consistent with the intent of the waiver, the 2019 results will be used to determine the qualifying clubs in 2021.

Therefore, the following motion has been approved by the GYA Executive Committee:

The GYA Executive Committee has considered the intent of waivers granted in Regulations for Sanctioned Events 19.5 (b), (c) and (d) and directs the Principal Race Officer for the 2021 Lipton Challenge to include, in the appropriate place, in the Notice of Race the following statement:  “For the purpose of applying the waivers granted in GYA Regulations for Sanctioned Events Regulations 19.5(b), 19.5(c) and 19.5(d) the results from the 2019 Lipton Challenge shall be used.”  The Executive Committee further directs the Secretary to notify GYA Member Clubs of the same via email.

Jimmy Ruthven
GYA Commodore

Challenge Cup – POSTPONED

Gulfport Yacht Club, after much discussion, has made the decision to postpone the 2021 GYA Offshore Challenge Cup that was scheduled for this weekend (June 18-20).  Gulfport YC and the Offshore Council are diligently working together for an alternative host date.

Michael Hage

PRO 

Upcoming Events

May 15-16, Spring Regatta, BYC (Sears Cup Quarterfinals / Finn Championship)
Spring Regatta : Buccaneer Yacht Club (regattanetwork.com)

May 22 – 23, Viper 640 Gulf Coast Championship, FYC
Viper 640 Gulf Coast Championship (theclubspot.com)

May 22 – 23, J/24 Rodeo, DIYC
2021 J/24 Rodeo : Davis Island Yacht Club (regattanetwork.com)

May 22-23, Full Moon Lake Race, CSA of Lake Pontchartrain
2020 Full Moon Lake Race : Corinthian Sailing Association of Lake Pontchartrain (regattanetwork.com)

May 23 – 27, 2021 Catalina 22 National Championship Regatta, PYC
2021 Catalina 22 National Championship Regatta : Pensacola Yacht Club (regattanetwork.com)

May 29 -30, Slip to Ship Regatta, OSYC
2021 Slip to Ship Regatta May 29 & 30 : Ocean Springs Sailing Squadron, Inc. (regattanetwork.com)

May 29-30, Comm. Juby Wynne Memorial One Design Regatta, SYC
2021 Comm. Juby Wynne Memorial One Design Regatta : Southern Yacht Club (regattanetwork.com)

May 29-30, School’s Out Regatta, DIYC
2021 School’s Out Regatta : Davis Island Youth Sailing Foundation (regattanetwork.com)

May 30-31, 52nd Annual Race for the Case, GYC
https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/21801

June 3-6, RS Aero North American Championship, BWYC
https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/21755

June 5-6, Candler Regatta, FWYC
CandlerRegatta2021NOR.pdf (gya.org)

June 5-11, 2021 Hobie 16 North American Championships, OSYC
2021 Hobie 16 North American Championships : Ocean Springs Sailing Squadron, Inc. (regattanetwork.com)

June 10 -13, RS21 North American Championship, LWYC
2021 RS21 North American Championship – The Lakewood Yacht Club RS21 Fleet (rs21fleet1.com)

June 11-13, Navy Cup Regatta, NYC
Navy Cup Regatta : NAVY YACHT CLUB PENSACOLA (regattanetwork.com)

June 11 – 13, Caterwaul Regatta, StABYC
Caterwaul Regatta 2021 : St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club (regattanetwork.com)

June 12-13, School’s Out Regatta, PontYC
School’s Out Regatta 2021 : Pontchartrain Yacht Club (regattanetwork.com)

June 26, 2021 Mobile Yacht Club Great Circle Race, MYC
2021 Mobile Yacht Club Great Circle Race : Mobile Yacht Club (regattanetwork.com)

July 17, 41st Bikini Regatta & 21st Ladies Trilogy Series, NYC
41st Bikini Regatta and 21st Ladies Trilogy Series : NAVY YACHT CLUB PENSACOLA (regattanetwork.com)

July 31– Aug 1 Weatherly Regatta, GYC
2021 Weatherly Regatta : Gulfport Yacht Club – MS (regattanetwork.com)

Aug 7-8, Gulf Coast Sportboat Championship / GYA Mallory Qualifier US Sailing
Gulf Coast Sportboat Championship GYA Mallory Qualifier US Sailing : Gulfport Yacht Club – MS (regattanetwork.com)

Aug 21-22, Galloway Regatta GYC
2021 Galloway Regatta : Gulfport Yacht Club – MS (regattanetwork.com)

Sept 3-6, GYA Lipton Centennial, SYC / GYA Semi-Annual Meeting
GYA Lipton Centennial : Southern Yacht Club (regattanetwork.com)

Sept 18 -19, Alfonso Regatta & Sutter Cup – Laser D-14 Championship, GYC
2021 Alfonso Regatta & Sutter Cup – Laser D-14 Championship : Gulfport Yacht Club – MS (regattanetwork.com)

Oct 14 – 17,  J/30 North American Championship, NOYC
Microsoft Word – 2021J30NASNOR (regattanetwork.com)

Upcoming Events

May 7-8, HYC Reach Down the Beach, HYC
The 2021 HYC Reach Down the Beach : Houston Yacht Club (regattanetwork.com)

May 8, Masters “The Old Timers Regatta”, SYC
2021 Masters Regatta “The Old Timers Regatta” : Southern Yacht Club (regattanetwork.com)

May 15-16, Spring Regatta, BYC (Sears Cup Quarterfinals / Finn Championship)
Spring Regatta : Buccaneer Yacht Club (regattanetwork.com)

May 22 – 23, Viper 640 Gulf Coast Championship, FYC
Viper 640 Gulf Coast Championship (theclubspot.com)

May 23 – 27, 2021 Catalina 22 National Championship Regatta, PYC
2021 Catalina 22 National Championship Regatta : Pensacola Yacht Club (regattanetwork.com)

May 29 -30, Slip to Ship Regatta, OSYC
2021 Slip to Ship Regatta May 29 & 30 : Ocean Springs Sailing Squadron, Inc. (regattanetwork.com)

May 29-30, Comm. Juby Wynne Memorial One Design Regatta, SYC
2021 Comm. Juby Wynne Memorial One Design Regatta : Southern Yacht Club (regattanetwork.com)

May 29-30, School’s Out Regatta, DIYC
2021 School’s Out Regatta : Davis Island Youth Sailing Foundation (regattanetwork.com)

May 30-31, 52nd Annual Race for the Case, GYC
https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/21801

June 3-6, RS Aero North American Championship, BWYC
https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/21755

June 5-11, 2021 Hobie 16 North American Championships, OSYC
2021 Hobie 16 North American Championships : Ocean Springs Sailing Squadron, Inc. (regattanetwork.com)

June 10 -13, RS21 North American Championship, LYC

2021 RS21 North American Championship – The Lakewood Yacht Club RS21 Fleet (rs21fleet1.com)

June 11-13, Navy Cup Regatta, NYCP
Navy Cup Regatta : NAVY YACHT CLUB PENSACOLA (regattanetwork.com)

June 11 – 13, Caterwaul Regatta, StABYC
Caterwaul Regatta 2021 : St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club (regattanetwork.com)

July 17, 41st Bikini Regatta & 21st Ladies Trilogy Series, NYC
41st Bikini Regatta and 21st Ladies Trilogy Series : NAVY YACHT CLUB PENSACOLA (regattanetwork.com)

July 31– Aug 1 Weatherly Regatta, GYC
2021 Weatherly Regatta : Gulfport Yacht Club – MS (regattanetwork.com)

Aug 7-8, Gulf Coast Sportboat Championship / GYA Mallory Qualifier US Sailing
Gulf Coast Sportboat Championship GYA Mallory Qualifier US Sailing : Gulfport Yacht Club – MS (regattanetwork.com)

Aug 21-22, Galloway Regatta GYC
2021 Galloway Regatta : Gulfport Yacht Club – MS (regattanetwork.com)

Sept 18 -19, Alfonso Regatta & Sutter Cup – Laser D-14 Championship, GYC
2021 Alfonso Regatta & Sutter Cup – Laser D-14 Championship : Gulfport Yacht Club – MS (regattanetwork.com)

Challenge Cup

Hosted by: Gulfport Yacht Club
June 17th-20th, 2021

What you need to know:

  • All four classes will be scored using ORRez. Please start the process now if you haven’t already.
  • Seven (7) races or scheduled.
  • Friday will be the distance race around the Sound.
  • Three races on Saturday and three on Sunday.
  • PFD’s must be worn at Check-In each day on the water.
  • Notice of Race will be posted soon. Waiting on a crew limit clarification from the GYA Offshore Council.
  • Entry forms will need to be turned in by Monday, June 14th. 2021.

Rating Bands:

  • A Class – 15-72
  • B Class – 75-111
  • C Class – 114-150
  • D Class – 153-213

What you really need to know:

  • Free beer during Protest Time after racing!
  • Free sandwich buffet for sailors starting at 9:30am each morning!
  • Free food before Trophy Presentation!
  • Door Prizes and Raffles!
  • Live music Friday & Saturday nights!
  • Cash, debit, and credit will be accepted. No GYA reciprocal cross charging.

Please contact the GYC Sailing Director, Samson Vasquez if your club plans to attend or have any questions. samsonvasquez@gmail.com or 228-323-1336.

GYA 1/4 Finals for Area D

The Gulf Yachting Association is hosting their quarterfinal eliminations for the US Sailing Triple-handed Jr. Championship (Sears Cup) on May 15th & 16th at Buccaneer Yacht Club in conjunction with the Spring Regatta. Competitors shall bring their own Viper 640. All sailors must be 13 yrs old by the day of the event and must not turn 19 in this calendar year.

The top two GYA teams will advance to the US Sailing Area D Semifinals at Fairhope Yacht Club on June 26th & 27th. They will compete against the top two teams from FSA, SAYRA, & DIYRA in supplied Viper 640’s. 

The winner of the Semi’s will advance to the Finals at Eastern Yacht Club in Boston, MA on August 10th-13th. Finals will be sailed in supplied RS 21’s. 

All teams shall register for the quarterfinals before May 13th by contacting the GYA US Sailing Area D Representative, Holly Murray at holly@fairhopeyachtclub.com or (228) 363-0073. All teams must also register for Spring Regatta,

Link to Final’s information