GYA Semi Annual Meeting Notice





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 in conjunction with the Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge will be held on September 1st – 3rd, 2017 at the Pass Christian Yacht Club, 120 South Market Street, Pass Christian, MS (228) 452-2571.  Since some mailing and email addresses have changed since the last meeting, please distribute this information to the appropriate contacts at your club.

Friday, September 1, 2017

1100 – 1630              Boat Measurement
1100 – 1800               Registration Desk Open (Upstairs)
1600                           GYA Trophy Committee Meeting
1800                           GYA Executive Committee Meeting/Dinner in Board Room
1800                           Dinner in Dining Room

Saturday, September 2, 2017

0800                           Continental Breakfast
0800                           Rules Regulations Workshop in Card Room
0830                           GYA Race Management Committee in Dining Room
0830                           GYA One Design Council Meeting in Bar
0830                           GYA Lipton Race Committee Meeting in Board Room
0930 – 1100              GYA Board Meeting in Dining Room
0800 – 1030              Registration Upstairs at Regatta Desk
0830 – 1030              Crew List Submitted/Weigh-in at Registration Desk Upstairs
1045                           Team Captains Meeting in Board Room
1115                           Flag Raising
1230                           Race 1 Warning Signal
Race 2 Warning Signal as soon as practical after the conclusion of the first race and after any crew changes
1400 – 1500               Crew List Submitted/Weigh-in at Registration Desk Upstairs
1700 – 2100               Pool/Tiki Bar/Food/Entertainment downstairs.
1900 – 2000               Commodores Party Dining Room
2000 –                         Shipwreck Party Upstairs

Sunday, September 3, 2017

0800                           Continental Breakfast
0830 – 0930              Crew List/Weigh-In at Registration Desk- Upstairs
1025                           Race 3 Warning Signal

Race 4 Warning Signal as soon as practical after the conclusion of the first race and after any crew changes

1230 – 1330               Crew List/Weigh-In at Registration Desk- Upstairs
1700                          Limited Buffet and Awards Presentation

  • A message board will be located at the registration desk.
  • This schedule is subject to change – please be sure to check the official bulletin board.

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.

Pass Christian 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

If you have recently lost a member of your sailing community and would like to have them included in the silent prayer at the Sir Thomas Lipton Regatta Meeting, please contact me with that information.

Your GYA Flag Officers look forward to seeing you at the Semi-Annual Meeting at Pass Christian Yacht Club. Please wear your appropriate blazer, club badge and dress slacks for the flag raising ceremony.


Jennifer Schmidt
GYA Secretary/Treasurer