A message from GYA Commodore Ruthven

June 29, 2020

RE:  GYA Annual Meeting Summary

The Board of Directors of the GYA met on Sunday, June 28th at the Fairhope Yacht Club for its Annual Meeting, 21 clubs were represented. During the meeting, several decisions were made in regard to the 2020 GYA Sailing season.

  • A motion was passed that the scoring for 2020 Capdevielle Series is canceled. (scoring only)
  • The Centennial Lipton Regatta & Gala has been postponed and will not be sailed in 2020.
  • Southern Yacht Club will host the next sanctioned Lipton Regatta.
  • The GYA Offshore Challenge Cup has been postponed, rescheduled dates to be announced at a later date.
  • Gulfport Yacht Club is continuing with planning the Jr. Lipton Regatta.
  • Pass Christian Yacht Club is continuing with planning the Knost Regatta.
  • If you club is postponing or canceling an event, please send notice to scheduling chair and/or secretary as soon as possible for notification to clubs.
  • The 2019 Capdevielle Series winners were named:  Third: Bay Waveland YC, Second: Buccaneer YC, First: Southern YC.

Please know that the executive committee is working hard to communicate up to date information as quickly as possible.   If you club is planning to cancel or postpone an event, please send notice to schedule@gya.org.   If we may be of further assistance please contact the GYA Secretary (secretary@gya.org).


Respectfully Submitted,

Commodore Jimmy Ruthven