We are saddened to hear of the death of past GYA Secretary and 1979 GYA Commodore Michael S. Johnson. We know that this is a difficult time for his family, please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
There will be a small family service tomorrow. For anyone wishing to make a donation in Mike’s memory, you may send it to:
Zach Fanberg Sarah Taylor Fanberg & Eugene Schmitt place 2nd (representing BWYC)
Mike Holt, Steve Bourdow & Bruce Edwards place 3rd
Staton J. Peele Sportsmanship Award: Ed Feo
Congratulations to all the teams who particpated, to the host club at Bay Waveland and PRO Clinton Edwards. It was a tough three-day event, weather was a little challenging, but all scheduled 9 races were sailed.
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 3, 2022 at Bay Waveland Yacht Club, 1 Yacht Club Drive, Bay St. Louis, MS (228) 467-4592. 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 3rd 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 email@example.com, or hand deliver a letter at the meeting.
Bay Waveland 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 BWYC
Last Race Commodore Larry Beauvais, Jr. Memorial Trophy
Saturday, September 3rd 0800 Club Opens 0800 – 1000 Light Breakfast served in bar by Ladies Auxiliary members 0800 – 1100 Registration/Check-In/Weigh-In (Bar) 0800 – 0850 Capdevielle Committee (Main Dining Room) 0800 – 0850 GYA Foundation (Board Room) 0900 – 0945 Trophy Committee (Board Room) 0900 – 0950 Race Management Committee (Junior Room) 0900 – 0950 Offshore Committee (Main Dining Room) 0900 – 1100 Bulk Ice and Drinks by Ice Machine for boats 1000 – 1100 GYA Board of Directors Meeting 1100 – 1400 Lunch Served by Volunteers Under the Club—go boxes, too. 1115 Team Captains Meeting (Board Room) 1100 – 1400 Lunch menu (Served in main bar) 1200 Flag Raising Ceremony 1330 Warning signal for Lipton Race 1; Race 2 and 3 (if possible) to follow after crew changes. 1700 – 2200 Keg Beer (opened after last boat docks until it is empty) and Band on Front Deck Commodores’ Society will cook Jambalaya, and chef will provide light food to supplement jambalaya until Commodore’s party ends and dining room doors can be opened to all participants 1900 – 2000 Commodores party (Main Dining Room) by invitation only. Yachting Attire 2000 Dining Room doors open 2300 Club Closes
Sunday, September 4th 0800 Club Opens 0800 – 1000 Crew Weigh-In and Crew List 0800 – 0830 Sunday Services at the Flagpole 0800 – 1800 Hospitality Desk Open (Bar) 0800 – 1000 Light Breakfast served in bar by Ladies Auxiliary members 0900 – 1100 Bulk Ice and Drinks by Ice Machine for boats 0930 – 1400 Lunch Served by Volunteers Under the Club—go boxes, too. 1030 Warning signal for Lipton Race 4; Race 5 to follow after crew changes 1100 – 1400 Lunch menu Served in main bar 1630 Latest time for Warning Signal TBA Trophy Presentation (Main Dining Room) (approx. 1 ½ hours after First boat docks) Light Hors d’oeuvres in bar while awaiting results 2100 Club Closes
Hospitality/Regatta Desk will be open daily from the time the club opens until 2 hours after the last boat finishes. Pick up your charge number here and let us know how we can be of service to you. Check for messages on message board.
The pool will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10:00-9:00. Please observe our pool rules and SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK. There may not be a life guard on duty. Swimming is not allowed from any docks or piers.
This schedule is subject to change – please be sure to check the official bulletin board.
Bay Waveland Yacht Club asks all guests to please pre-register for a guest card prior to arrival (attached).
Due to the holiday weekend, a group room block was not able to be established. Bay Waveland Yacht Club has provided the following location accommodations for your convenience.
Silver Slipper Casino & Hotel 5000 South Beach Boulevard Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 228-469-2777
Econo Lodge 441 Yacht Club Drive Diamondhead, MS 39525 228-586-0210
Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast 711 Hollywood Boulevard Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 228-467-9257
Bay Town Inn (may offer vacation rentals also) 208 N Beach Blvd. Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 504-421-0960
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 Bay Waveland 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.