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Winter Meeting, January 13, 2024, Biloxi Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
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.