SIR THOMAS LIPTON CHALLENGE CENTENNIAL Schedule of Events

“100 Years: Sailing Through the Decades”
Southern Yacht Club
October 29 – 31, 2021

Friday, October 29

0900 – 1900       Boat Measurement (Dry Storage Area)
1200 – 2000       Registration/Check-In (Porte Cochere)
1200 – 2000       Hospitality Desk Open (Porte Cochere)
1600                        Reenactment of 1920 Lipton Regatta in Fish Class 
1630                        Flying Scot Fleet Races
1700                        GYA Executive Committee Meeting (2FL Tullis Board Room)
1700 – 2030       Team Reunion Celebration and Lawn Party (Open to all; Front Lawn Tent)

Saturday, October 30

0800 – 1100       Registration/Check-In/Weigh-In (Porte Cochere)
0800 – 1800       Hospitality Desk Open (Porte Cochere)
0800 – 1000       Breakfast Under the Club sponsored by Café du Monde
1000 – 1100       GYA Board of Directors Meeting (Front Lawn Tent)
1115                        Team Captains Meeting (2FL Grill Balcony)
1100 – 1400       Lunch Served Under the Club
1200                        Flag Raising Ceremony
1230 – 1300       Race Committee and Judges Meeting (2FL Grill Balcony)
1400                        Warning signal for Lipton Race 1; Race 2 to follow after crew changes.  (Live Race Tracking)
1900 – 2230        Lipton Centennial Gala (Front Lawn Tent)  DRESS IN YOUR FAVORITE DECADE!

Sunday, October 31

0800                         Crew Weigh-In and Crew List (Porte Cochere)
0800 – 1800        Hospitality Desk Open (Porte Cochere)
0800 – 0830        Sunday Services at the Flagpole (Front Lawn)
0800 – 1000        Breakfast served Under the Club
1000                         Warning signal for Lipton Race 3; Race 4 to follow after crew changes. (Live Race Tracking)
1300                         Trophy Presentation (Front Lawn Tent)

Please visit the official web site for Live Race Tracking and additional information at  http://gyalipton100.org or use the QR code below.

Items of interest will also be posted on the official social media platforms:

FaceBook:   @gyalipton100
Instagram:    gyalipton100
Twitter:         @gyalipton100

Semi-Annual Notice of Meeting

Amended 9/27/2021

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 Semi-Annual Meeting of the Gulf Yachting Association will be held on October 29 – 31, 2021 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.

GYA COMMODORES of GENERAL MEMBER CLUBS – Your club’s attendance is very important. If you cannot attend the Board meeting Saturday, October 30th beginning at 1000 hours, please send a NOTICE naming your club’s representative to the GYA Secretary-Treasurer via mail at 1245 Kensington Drive, Biloxi, MS 39530, email
secretary@gya.org, or hand deliver a letter at the meeting.

Southern Yacht Club, will provide all GYA Clubs the program and schedule of events for the Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge competition for the following trophies:

➢ Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Trophy
➢ Sir Thomas Lipton Inter-Club Sportsmanship Trophy
➢ Tim Murray Memorial Trophy, Most Improved Performance
➢ Race 1 Floyd Davis Memorial Trophy
➢ Race 2 J. Fred Clerc Trophy
➢ Race 3 Michael S. Johnson Trophy
➢ Race 4 Commodore Larry Beauvais, Jr. Memorial Trophy

Friday, October 29th
0900 – 1700 Boat Measurement (Dry Storage Area)
1200 – 1800 Registration/Check-In (Porte Cochere)
1200 – 2000 Hospitality Desk Open (Porte Cochere)
1600 Reenactment of 1920 Lipton Regatta in Fish Class
1700 Flying Scot & Fish Class Fleet Races
1700 GYA Executive Committee Meeting (2FL Tullis Board Room)
1700 – 2030 Team Reunion Celebration and Lawn Party (Open to all; Front Lawn Tent)

Saturday, October 30th
0800 – 1100 Registration/Check-In/Weigh-In (Porte Cochere)
0800 – 1800 Hospitality Desk Open (Porte Cochere)
0800 – 1000 Breakfast Under the Club sponsored by Café du Monde
1000 – 1100 GYA Board of Directors Meeting (Front Lawn Tent)
1115 Team Captains Meeting (2FL Grill Balcony)
1100 – 1400 Lunch Served Under the Club
1200 Flag Raising Ceremony
1230 – 1300 Race Committee and Judges Meeting (2FL Grill Balcony) )
1400 Warning signal for Lipton Race 1; Race 2 to follow after crew changes.
(Live Race Tracking)
1900 – 2230 Lipton Centennial Gala (Front Lawn Tent)
DRESS IN YOUR FAVORITE DECADE!!!

Sunday, October 31st
0800 Crew Weigh-In and Crew List (Porte Cochere)
0800 – 0830 Sunday Services at the Flagpole (Front Lawn)
0800 – 1800
Hospitality Desk Open (Porte Cochere)
0800 – 1000 Breakfast served under the club
1000 Warning signal for Lipton Race 3; Race 4 to follow after crew changes.
(Live Race Tracking)
1300 Trophy Presentation (Front Lawn Tent)

This schedule is subject to change – please be sure to check the official bulletin board.

A room block has been established at the Radisson Country Inn & Suites, 2713 N Causeway Blvd, Metairie, Louisiana (504) 383- 6201, promotional code 2109LA.

Southern Yacht Club asks all guests to please pre-register for a guest card prior to arrival.

Your GYA Flag Officers look forward to seeing you at the Semi-Annual meeting at Southern Yacht Club. We ask that you share all information about the weekend events with members of your club. Please wear your
appropriate blazer, club badge and red dress slacks for the meeting.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Schmidt
GYA Secretary/Treasurer

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

Supporting Yachting in the Southeast since 1901