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Year End Reminders

Submit your club’s 2024 sailing schedule, links have been emailed
Submit your club’s 2024 Directory information, links have been emailed
Winter Meeting, January 13, 2024, Biloxi Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

Notice of Semi-Annual Meeting, Sept 2, 2023, PCYC

July 31, 2023

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 Semi-Annual Meeting of the Gulf Yachting Association will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2023 at Pass Christian Yacht Club, 120 South Market Street, Pass Christian, MS (228) 452-2571. 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, September 2nd 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. 

Pass Christian 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 no permanent trophy, special trophy by GYA
  • Last Race Commodore Larry Beauvais, Jr. Memorial Trophy


Friday, September 1st

1000                            Pool Opens
1300 – 1700            Registration/Check-In
1400 – 1700           Boat Measurement (hoist)
1800                            GYA Executive Committee Meeting (Board Room), Dinner (Main Dining Room)
1800 – 2100            Dinner Service (Main Dining Room)

Saturday, September 2nd  

0800 – 1000                Breakfast
0800 – 1100                Registration/Check-In/Weigh-In
0900 – 0950                Capdevielle Committee (Main Dining Room)
0900 – 0950                Trophy Committee Meeting (Junior Room)

1000                             Pool Opens
1000 – 1100                GYA Board of Directors Meeting (Dining Room)
1100 – 1400                Lunch Menu Served
1115                             Team Captains Meeting (Bar)
1200                             Flag Raising Ceremony (Blue Blazer / White Pants)
1200 – 1800                Pool Bar Open
1330                             Warning signal for Lipton Race 1
Race 2 and 3 (if possible) to follow after crew changes.
1900 – 2200                Ship Wreck Party (Dining Room, band begins at 1930)     

Sunday, September 3th  

0800 – 1000                Crew Weigh-In and Crew List
0800 – 1000                Light Breakfast served in bar by Ladies Auxiliary members
1000                             Pool Opens
1030                             Warning signal for race 4, race 5 to follow after crew changes
1100 – 1400                PCYC Sunday Brunch
1600                             Latest time for warning signal
TBD                              Trophy Presentation (approx. 1.5 hours after first boat docks)
     Light hors d’oeuvres will be served

This schedule is subject to change – please be sure to check the official bulletin board.

Pass Christian Yacht Club asks all guests to please pre-register for a guest card prior to arrival (attached).


A discounted room block as been established at the following:

The Inn at Long Beach
300 Beach Boulevard West
Long, MS 39560
(228) 338-2270
Group Code:  Pass Christian Yacht Club

Other area accommodations in the area:  

Hotel Whiskey
115 Davis Avenue
Pass Christian, MS 39571
(601) 557-2611
Hotel Pass Christian
116 W Scenic Drive
Pass Christian, MS 39571
(228) 222-2062
Pearl Hotel, LLC
104 North Beach Blvd.
Bay St. Louis, MS 39520
228- 688-0400

Your GYA Flag Officers look forward to seeing you at the Semi-Annual meeting at Pass Christian 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 white dress slacks for the meeting and flag raising ceremony.


Jennifer Schmidt
GYA Secretary/Treasurer

Link to Lipton Challenge Regatta Network Site (Click Here)

Link to Winter Meeting Minutes (Click Here)

Link to Lipton Challenge Form (Click Here)

Link to PCYC Authorization Agreement for CC Payments (Click Here)