The Winter Meeting of the Gulf Yachting Association will be held on January 14th – 15th, 2023 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 13, 2023 1800 Executive Committee Meeting & Dinner
Saturday, January 14, 2023 0900 Committee Meetings start according to schedule 1800 Cocktail hour and GYA Foundation Silent Auction 1900 GYA Annual Awards Dinner Banquet
Sunday, January 15, 2023 0930 Incoming Commodore’s Meeting 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 email email@example.com, 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 $39 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Please make your dinner reservations to Southern Yacht Club by January 6, 2023, via email Coni@Southernyachtclub.org or by calling (504) 288-4200.
The GYA has been offered special room rates at two area hotels:
We are saddened to hear of the death of past GYA Secretary and 1979 GYA Commodore Michael S. Johnson. We know that this is a difficult time for his family, please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
There will be a small family service tomorrow. For anyone wishing to make a donation in Mike’s memory, you may send it to:
Zach Fanberg Sarah Taylor Fanberg & Eugene Schmitt place 2nd (representing BWYC)
Mike Holt, Steve Bourdow & Bruce Edwards place 3rd
Staton J. Peele Sportsmanship Award: Ed Feo
Congratulations to all the teams who particpated, to the host club at Bay Waveland and PRO Clinton Edwards. It was a tough three-day event, weather was a little challenging, but all scheduled 9 races were sailed.
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 Saturday, September 3, 2022 at Bay Waveland Yacht Club, 1 Yacht Club Drive, Bay St. Louis, MS (228) 467-4592. 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, September 3rd 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or hand deliver a letter at the meeting.
Bay Waveland 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 no permanent trophy, special trophy by BWYC
Last Race Commodore Larry Beauvais, Jr. Memorial Trophy
Saturday, September 3rd 0800 Club Opens 0800 – 1000 Light Breakfast served in bar by Ladies Auxiliary members 0800 – 1100 Registration/Check-In/Weigh-In (Bar) 0800 – 0850 Capdevielle Committee (Main Dining Room) 0800 – 0850 GYA Foundation (Board Room) 0900 – 0945 Trophy Committee (Board Room) 0900 – 0950 Race Management Committee (Junior Room) 0900 – 0950 Offshore Committee (Main Dining Room) 0900 – 1100 Bulk Ice and Drinks by Ice Machine for boats 1000 – 1100 GYA Board of Directors Meeting 1100 – 1400 Lunch Served by Volunteers Under the Club—go boxes, too. 1115 Team Captains Meeting (Board Room) 1100 – 1400 Lunch menu (Served in main bar) 1200 Flag Raising Ceremony 1330 Warning signal for Lipton Race 1; Race 2 and 3 (if possible) to follow after crew changes. 1700 – 2200 Keg Beer (opened after last boat docks until it is empty) and Band on Front Deck Commodores’ Society will cook Jambalaya, and chef will provide light food to supplement jambalaya until Commodore’s party ends and dining room doors can be opened to all participants 1900 – 2000 Commodores party (Main Dining Room) by invitation only. Yachting Attire 2000 Dining Room doors open 2300 Club Closes
Sunday, September 4th 0800 Club Opens 0800 – 1000 Crew Weigh-In and Crew List 0800 – 0830 Sunday Services at the Flagpole 0800 – 1800 Hospitality Desk Open (Bar) 0800 – 1000 Light Breakfast served in bar by Ladies Auxiliary members 0900 – 1100 Bulk Ice and Drinks by Ice Machine for boats 0930 – 1400 Lunch Served by Volunteers Under the Club—go boxes, too. 1030 Warning signal for Lipton Race 4; Race 5 to follow after crew changes 1100 – 1400 Lunch menu Served in main bar 1630 Latest time for Warning Signal TBA Trophy Presentation (Main Dining Room) (approx. 1 ½ hours after First boat docks) Light Hors d’oeuvres in bar while awaiting results 2100 Club Closes
Hospitality/Regatta Desk will be open daily from the time the club opens until 2 hours after the last boat finishes. Pick up your charge number here and let us know how we can be of service to you. Check for messages on message board.
The pool will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-9:00. Please observe our pool rules and SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK. There may not be a life guard on duty. Swimming is not allowed from any docks or piers.
This schedule is subject to change – please be sure to check the official bulletin board.
Bay Waveland Yacht Club asks all guests to please pre-register for a guest card prior to arrival (attached).
Due to the holiday weekend, a group room block was not able to be established. Bay Waveland Yacht Club has provided the following location accommodations for your convenience.
Silver Slipper Casino & Hotel 5000 South Beach Boulevard Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 228-469-2777
Econo Lodge 441 Yacht Club Drive Diamondhead, MS 39525 228-586-0210
Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast 711 Hollywood Boulevard Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 228-467-9257
Bay Town Inn (may offer vacation rentals also) 208 N Beach Blvd. Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 504-421-0960
Pearl Hotel, LLC 104 North Beach Blvd. Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 228- 688-0400
Your GYA Flag Officers look forward to seeing you at the Semi-Annual meeting at Bay Waveland 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 white dress slacks for the meeting.
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 Gulf Yachting Association Annual Board of Directors Meeting, in conjunction with the Opening Regatta will be held May 14-15, 2022 at the Jackson Yacht Club, 700 Yacht Club Road, Ridgeland, MS 39157, (601) 856-8844. GYA Standing Committee Chairs and Council Chairs should submit their written reports prior to the meeting to the GYA Secretary. As some mailing and/or email contact information at each club may have changed since our last meeting, please distribute this information to the appropriate contacts at your club if applicable.
GYA COMMODORES (GENERAL MEMBER CLUB COMMODORES) – As a member of the GYA Board of Directors, your club’s attendance is very important. We request that you please respond to the GYA Secretary no later than Monday, April 25, 2022 as to if your club will have representation at the meeting, either by you personally or by a proxy (email@example.com). This information will help to ensure a quorum is met for business to be conducted.
If you have recently lost a member of your sailing community and would like to have them included in the silent prayer during the Board of Directors meeting, please contact the Commodore or Secretary with that information.
The host club has established a room block for lodging at the following: Courtyard by Marriott, 601 Baptist Dr. Madison, MS 39110 (601) 605-8810 use code GYA Opening Regatta. Rates are $119 +tax last date for this rate is April 22, 2022.
Hilton Garden Inn, 320 New Mannsdale Rd, Madison, MS 39110 (601) 420-0442 use code GYA. Rates are $114 +tax, last date for this rate is April 29, 2022
Jackson Yacht Club will provide all GYA Clubs the program and Schedule of events for the Opening Regatta competition for the following trophies: ➢ Commodore J. Gilbert Scheib Trophy ➢ Commodore John Dane Trophy (Masters Trophy)
Schedule of Events
FRIDAY, May 13, 2022 1700-2000 Regatta Registration and Check-In – Lobby 1730-1830 GYA Executive Committee Meeting – Board Room
SATURDAY, May 14, 2022 0800-0930 Continental Breakfast & Bloody Mary Bar, Dining Room & Bar 0900-1000 GYA Board of Directors Meeting Registration – Lobby 0900-1100 Regatta Registration and Check-In – Bar 0900-1000 GYA Committee Meetings Board Room, other Trophy Committee Capdevielle Committee 1000-1100 GYA Board of Directors Meeting – Dining Room 1130-1400 Lunch Service 1145-1200 Flag Raising Ceremony 1230 Competitors Meeting – Pool Canopy 1400 Warning Signal all Classes (back to back races to follow) 1700-2100 Southern Buffet – Lower Level 1700-2100 Island Music with Hunter Gibson – Lower Level 1800-1900 GYA Commodore’s Cocktail Party – Dining Room 1900-2000 GYA Annual Awards Presentation – Dining Room
SUNDAY, May 15, 2022 0800-0900 Continental Breakfast – Bar 1025 Warning Signal all Classes (back to back races to follow) 1100-1400 Sunday Brunch – Dining Room 1400 No races start after this time ASAP After Racing – Trophy Presentation – Pool Canopy
The supplemental page, covering the 100th sailing of the Lipton Challenge and other events of that weekend, are available. Pages will be mailed or delivered to yacht clubs this week. If a club bought, for example, 20 books and 5 individuals bought books separate from the 20 bought by the club, 25 pages will be mailed to the club. This is to, hopefully, prevent individual pages from getting creased in the mail. Pages should be available for pickup from clubs by March 11, depending on USPS.