For the bigger cruiser/racer multihulls:
If you have a larger multihull, mark your calendar for the GULFPORT TO PENSACOLA RACE, JUNE 27 and 28!!!!
2003 NORTHERN GULF COAST RACING
The Gulf Yachting Association (GYA) is an organization of Yacht Clubs from Houston to St. Petersburg. The GYA is very active in PHRF racing. Since the early 90's the GYA has had a Multihull Division, and this year a Multihull PHRF Committee has been organized. We have been assured of multihull class starts at certain regattas run by the GYA. We are setting up a limited schedule for this year, and will hopefully increase the number of events next year depending upon interest and participation. (The GYA is now supportive of multihull racing.)
In addition to the major regattas of interest for the region, this should help those who want to race locally get starts from their local clubs. For instance, in New Orleans, we have a multihull class in most weekend regattas and Wednesday Night series.
The two big events we are pushing for GYA full participation will be the GULFPORT TO PENSACOLA RACE, June 27 and 28, and the PATRIOTS REGATTA, at Pensacola Beach Yacht Club the following weekend, July 5 and 6. In October, there will be the West Florida Offshore Racing Circuit.
The idea is to get everybody racing the G to P to keep their boats in PCola for a week to race around the buoys the following weekend. It already looks like there will be a minimum of 10 multi's for each of these races. I encourage any of you guys looking to race this summer to seriously consider these two events.
In New Orleans, we will have a multihull PHRF class in the Leukemia Cup, March 15 and 16. We also have a class start in Tammany Yacht Club's "Two Against the Lake", a 40 mile double-handed race around Lake Pontchartrain on Sat., March 22. So far there are 5 multi's registered so far in each of these events.
Also, DEEP SOUTH in Lake Charles scheduled for March 29 and 30, which has a Stiletto Class.
If there are any other events anyone would like to to make sure the GYA Committee is aware of, or if you have any comments or suggestions, please let me know.
If anyone is at all interested, please contact me, Rick Zern, Don Wigston, Bert Rice, or Mike Parsons.
Quickie # 396
Volvo Leukemia Cup
Friday Night Auction on the 14th @ SYC
Saturday Night Party w/ Voodoo BBQ & Band @ NOYC
Sunday Afternoon Party & Trophies in West End Park
$2,500. in West Marine Gift Certificates will be given away and awarded.
Two Against The Lake
Notice of Regatta
Two Against the Lake Race Saturday March 22, 2003
Skippers Meeting Friday, March 21st @ 1900 hrs. Warning signal Saturday @ 0920 hrs. Class A Start @ 0930 hrs. There will be free rafting at the TYC dock or contract Oak Harbor Marina at 985-641-1044 for slip rental info.