Semi-Annual Notice of Meeting

Amended 9/27/2021

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, 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)

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.

Jennifer Schmidt
GYA Secretary/Treasurer