Notice of GYA Annual Meeting & GYA Opening Regatta

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 ( 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

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