Annual Meeting and Opening Regatta

Southern Yacht Club will host the Gulf Yachting Association Annual Meeting and Opening Regatta on May 17th – 19th, 2019 at the Southern Yacht Club, 105 N Roadway Street, New Orleans, LA, (504) 288-4200.   As some mailing and/or email contact information may have changed at your club since our last meeting, please distribute this information to the appropriate contacts at your club.


Friday, May 17, 2019

1800 – 1900    Executive Committee Meeting, Tullis Room
1830 – 2000    Early Regatta Registration, 1849 Bar

Saturday, May 18, 2019

0830 – 1000    Complimentary Continental Breakfast, Entrance Lobby
0830 – 1000    Al La Carte Breakfast, Main Dining Room
0900 – 1000    Board of Directors Registration, East Dining Room
0900 – 1000    GYA Capdeville Committee Meeting, Baldwin Room
0900 – 1030    GYA Youth Committee Meeting, Grill
0930 – 1030    GYA Trophy Committee Meeting, Tullis Room
0900 – 1100    Regatta Registration, Entrance Lobby
1030 – 1130    GYA Board of Directors Meeting, East Dining Room
1100 – 1400    Al La Carte Lunch service, SYC menu, Main Dining Room
1145                Flag Ceremony, Front Lawn
1230                Skippers Meeting. Lower Deck/Lawn
1400                Warning Signal, first race of the day

Sunday, May 19, 2019

0830 – 1000    Continental Complimentary Breakfast, Entrance Lobby
0830 – 1000    Al La Carte Breakfast, Main Dining Room
1025                Warning Signal, First Race of the Day
1300                BBQ Pitt with Burgers, Chicken & Hot Dogs with sides Al La Carte, Lower Deck/Tiki Bar
TBD                 Trophy Presentation, as soon as possible following racing for the day

GYA COMMODORES – GENERAL MEMBER CLUBS – As a member of the GYA Board of Directors, your club’s attendance is very important. If you are unable to personally attend the Board meeting, please send a WRITTEN NOTICE naming a representative for your club to the GYA Secretary-Treasurer at 1245 Kensington Drive, Biloxi, MS 39530 or email the document to , or hand deliver prior to the meeting.

Southern 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)

The GYA has established room blocks at two different locations near the yacht club:


New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway
3838 N Causeway Blvd, Metairie, LA
Group Code Southern Yacht Club
(504) 836-5253 ($124 per night)

Country Inn & Suites By Radisson
2713 N Causeway Blvd, Metairie, LA
Group Code Southern Opening Regatta
(504) 835 – 4141 ($95 per night)