Upcoming Events

February 26 – 28, Melges 14 Midwinter Championship, SSS

February 27, Maxine #1/Commodore’s Cup#1/Pensacola Bay Championship #3, NYCP

February 27-28, Dead of Winter Multiclass Regatta, SPYC

February 27-28, Melges 15 Winter Series Event 2, SSS

March 5-7, Sarasota Bay Multihull Regatta, SSS

March 6, Hillsborough Bay Race, DIYC

March 7-10, Sunfish International Masters Championship, DIYC

March 8-9, MC Scow Sarasota Bay Cup, SSS

March 11, Sunfish US Team Race Championship, DIYC

March 12-14, Sunfish US Nationals Championships at Midwinters, DIYC

March 13, Crown Cars Regatta, SPYC

March 13-14, Mardi Gras Regatta, NOYC 

March 18 – 21, J22 Midwinter Championships, SYC

March 20-24, 2021 Winter Lightning Championship, SPYC

March 26-28, Melges 15 Winter Series Event 3, SSS

April 2-4, Helly Hansen NOOD, SPYC

April 9 – 11, April Fools Regatta, OSYC

April 17-18, 90th Anniversary Regatta/Commodore’s Cup#2/Pensacola Bay Championship #6, NYCP

April 30 – May 2, GYA Annual Meeting/Opening Regatta – St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club

May 30-31, 52nd Annual Race for the Case, GYC

June 3-6, RS Aero North American Championship, BWYC

August 7-8 GYA (Mallory) US Sailing Adult Championship Qualifier

US Sailing Adult Championship Qualifier:

The GYA’s Qualifier for the Mallory Cup will be held with the Gulf Coast Sportboat Championship, August 7-8, 2021 at Gulfport Yacht Club. Open to Viper 640’s & VX One’s (will sail together with no ratings).

The top GYA finisher will represent us in the Finals at Texas Corinthian October 22-24, 2021.

More details to follow.

Thank you,

Samson Vasquez
GYA US Championships Committee Chairman


Winter Meeting Virtual Meeting Links



Youth Committee Meeting (12pm, 1/9/2021)


Youth Committee Recording from 1/9/2021: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/5B2eHj4_jweBcIbmzlGPlcPoeCzJMaWbJL4ZFgG41P3t_NsqdQF9kEGuHiIoRMCN.cwAB9uWyV23MQnw1

Passcode: a2.fA=fT

Offshore Council Meeting (2pm, 1/9/2021) – Session will be setup in Ballroom B


Notice of Meeting – GYA Winter Meeting 1/8/2021-1/10/2021

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

Click here for Schedule

The Winter Meeting of the Gulf Yachting Association will be held on January 8 – 10, 2021 at the Pensacola Yacht Club, 1897 Cypress Street, Pensacola, FL 850.432.7006. Since some mailing/email addresses may have changed since the last meeting, please distribute this information to the appropriate contacts at your club.

Please find attached proposed changes from the Racing Regulations Committee, Capdevielle Committee and the By-laws Committee, these proposals will be presented at the Board of Directors meeting on Sunday. A detailed schedule is attached.

Friday, January 8,2021
1800 Executive Committee Meeting & Dinner

Saturday, January 9,2021
0830 Registration
0900 Committee Meetings start according to schedule
1800 Cocktail hour
1900 GYA Annual Awards Dinner Banquet with guest speaker Tucker Thompson
RSVP no later than Jan. 4, 2021 johnhmatthews39@gmail.com or 850-492-4802

Sunday, January 10, 2021
0900 Committee Meetings continue
1030 Board of Directors Meeting

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: 1245 Kensington Drive, Biloxi, MS 39530, email secretary@gya.org, or hand deliver prior the start of meeting.

All Club Commodores and their members are invited to attend the Annual Awards Banquet. The banquet will be held on Saturday evening at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The banquet cost will be $40.00 per person, all inclusive (cash bar). Please make your dinner reservations by January 4, 2021 via email to johnhmatthews39@gmail.com or by calling 850.492.4801. Please note there is no cross-club charging at Pensacola Yacht Club.

The GYA has been offered a special room rate at the Courtyard Pensacola downtown, 700 East Chase St, Pensacola, FL., 850.439.3330. You may book online https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1583956924770&key=GRP or by calling and using booking group code name Gulf Yachting Association.

Your GYA Flag Officers look forward to seeing you at the Winter meeting hosted at Pensacola Yacht Club. Please wear your appropriate blazer, club badge and dress slacks for the meeting.

Jennifer Schmidt
GYA Secretary/Treasurer
(228) 669-7518

Upcoming Events – Updated 11/23/2020

November 26-28, Optimist Midwinter Championship – SYC

November 28, Drumstick – SSS

Dec 5-6 Southern Viper 640 U& VX One Winter Series – SYC

 Dec 12 Santa Clause Regatta – PYC

 Dec 19, 2020 Keelboat Regatta – DIYC

Jan 8-10 GYA Winter Meeting – PYC

Other Notes: 

Club Links for the 2021 GYA Scheduling page have been distributed.  Please contact  schedule@gya.org if you have not received your link.

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