GBCA events July-August 2015

Jul 11:  Rum Race #3  Staggered starts around fixed marks. No entry fee
Jul 18:  Rum Race #4  Staggered starts around fixed marks. No entry fee
Jul 25:  Juniors’ Regatta :  Helmsman must be less than 18 yrs old. Crew may be any age.
Jul 26:  Conundrum:  Race around fixed marks in the order of your choosing
Aug 8:  Basic Sail Trim Seminar  9:30 – 14:00 : $10:00 fee, includes lunch.
Aug 8   Rum Race #5:  Staggered starts around fixed marks. No entry fee
Aug 15  Single Handed Regatta
Aug 16  Mixed Doubles Regatta

NOR’s, Registrations, and other info on GBCA website:

2015 Rocky Mountain Junior Olympic Festival

2015 JOsThe 2015 Rocky Mountain Junior Olympic Festival will be held in the Denver, Colorado this July 24-26.

Join us for a weekend of sailing, games, and action on the water at 5,280 feet above sea level.

Community Sailing of Colorado and Denver Sailing Association is excited to host the 2015 Rocky Mountain Junior Olympic Festival at the Cherry Creek Reservoir on July 24-26.  We invite all junior sailors to participate as this will be Colorado’s largest junior sailing regatta of the season! Please contact Brandon (303) 757-7718 with questions.

FOR WHO: ALL Junior Sailors 18 years and younger!

WHEN: July 24-26, 2015

WHERE: The Cherry Creek Marina & Yacht Club

HOW MUCH: $85 a boat ($45 extra for double handed boats) which includes all meals, snacks, goody bag, regatta shirt & more!

Hope to see you in Denver this summer!



2015 US SAILING CHAMPIONSHIPS – Important Dates and Information

US Youth Match Racing Championships
For the Rose Cup – applications due by April 15
June 17-21 Balboa Yacht Club

US Singlehanded Sailing Championships
OPEN Entry
July 21-24, 2015 at the Brant Beach Yacht Club.

This regatta will be hosted at Brant Beach Yacht Club and organized by the Brant Beach Sailing Foundation on behalf of the International Laser Class Association and U.S. Sailing.
The NOTICE OF RACE, event registration, and other regatta details can be found at

US Youth Championships
Application deadline March 15th
July 6-10 at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island.

US Jr. Women’s Doublehanded Championship
June 25-30 at Columbia Sailing Club in South Carolina

Registration opens March 3rd. Registration limited to 40 teams.

US Jr. Women’s Singlehanded Championship
July 14-19 Rochester Yacht Club

Registration Opens March 5th. Event cap at 60 boats

Adult Championships
Complete announcement next week
Manhattan Yacht Club, Jersey City, NJ J/24

The 2015 U.S. Adult Championship for the Clifford D. Mallory will be hosted by Manhattan Yacht Club in Jersey City, NJ from October 9-12 and will be sailed in J/24s.

All US Sailing RSAs are encouraged to select one team for consideration.  Teams must be made up of sailors from the RSAs they are representing.  They must be members of sailing organizations that are members of that RSA.  All must be current members of US Sailing.  The RSAs will select the team they submit.  These determinations can include qualification or resume submission to the RSA representative of US Sailing.

Resumes for the finals for the U.S. Adult Championship must be submitted directly to US Sailing.  Only one resume per RSA may be submitted.   Resumes are due no later than August 15th.  Invited sailors will be notified on or before September 1st .

Resumes will be evaluated on the following criteria.
40% Sailor Criteria – How many major events have they competed in the past three years; number of races in these events , number of attendants
20% – Qualified through a regatta at the Regional Sailing Association level
20%   Class Criteria – size, diversity, depth and activity of class they consistently sail nationally
10% – Sailors under 30 make up 25% of the team
10% – Female sailors make up at least 25% of the team
Bonus:   Additional 10% if a female is a helm.

Chubb US Junior Championships for the Sears, Bemis and Smythe Trophies
August 2-6 at Wianno YC MA
CHECK to see if your AREA qualifier is posted ASAP!

US Match Racing Championships
October 9-12, Oakcliff Center, NY

US Offshore Championship
September 24-27 Annapolis Naval Academy Sailing Squadron

Applications online

Laser Starting Clinic April 25-26 @ TCYC

Hey Texas Lasers!

GCYSA Laser Starting Clinic 4-25-26 2015.pdf
GCYSA is hosting a starting clinic April 25-26, the weekend before the GCC’s at TCYC May 2-3.  Please consider joining coaches Ryan Minth and Brendan Casey for a weekend focused on the technique, tactics, and strategy of starting a Laser.  The clinic is open to Lasers and Radials, and all sailors are welcome to leave their boats at TCYC in advance of the regatta the next weekend.

Please forward this out to your sailors and pass along to anyone you think would be interested!

Sarah Lihan
Executive Director
Gulf Coast Youth Sailing Association
954 600 0775 (m)

GBCA Spring 2015 Upcoming Events: March 21-22 Performance Cup and more . . . .

GBCA Performance Cup Regatta
Mar 21-22
Two days of great racing on multiple lines.
Will include a J-24 circuit stop.

NOR, Registration and participants now on GBCA website.

Also coming up:

Apr. 18 The Conundrum
A double-handed race around fixed and floating marks.
The order of rounding is skippers’ choice.

May 2: Womens’ Regatta.
Only a female on the helm. Mixed crew if desired.

May 22-25 GBCA & TMCA Spring Fling and Offshore Race.
From Galveston to Port Arthur. 1st Navy Cup race.
Two different marinas to stay at. Big parties. Lots of fun.

2015 US Sailing Area F’s Chubb Junior Championship Qualifier Events Schedule

The 2015 US Sailing Area F’s Chubb Junior Championship qualifier events are planned to be held as follows:

Smythe single-handed qualifier (on BYOB Laser Radials):  April 4-5, 2015 at Austin Yacht Club during Easter Laser Regatta UPDATED: May 2-3, 2015 at Texas Corinthian Yacht Club

Bemis double-handed qualifier (on BYOB C420’s – some borrowed boats will be available):  May 16-17, 2015 at Rush Creek Yacht Club during TSA’s Chocopalooza Regatta

Sears quadruple-handed qualifier (on borrowed boats):  May, 2015 (date is TBD) at Houston Yacht Club

Please check the calendar on the US Sailing website at for further information.  NORs will be posted soon.  There will be no on-site registration!

The top teams from the qualifiers at each of the 12 US Sailing areas will be selected to compete against each other at the Championship finals in Massachusetts for the prestigious Bemis, Smythe, and Sears trophies.  Each team represents a club (the skipper determines the club).  So, the qualifiers are races between clubs in Area F! Area F will be able to send at least one sailor/team from the single-handed (Smythe) qualifier, the double-handed (Bemis) qualifier, and the quadruple-handed (Sears) qualifier to the Championship finals.  There will be great competition at the Championship finals, and a clinic, where the top junior sailors will get an opportunity to display their skills to get on the Olympic pathway!

Competitors must have reached their 13th birthday, but not their 19th birthday in 2015.  So, don’t delay.  Please spread the word and get your club’s teams ready for the qualifiers!

The 2015 US Sailing Chubb Junior Championship finals will be held at the Wianno Yacht Club in Wianno, Massachusetts on August 2-6, 2015.  The single-handed finals for the Smythe Trophy will be held on Byte CII’s, the double-handed finals for the Bemis Trophy will be held on C420’s, and the quadruple-handed finals for the Sears Cup will be held on Wianno Seniors.  More information about the Jr. Championship finals can also be found on the US sailing website.

Thank you in advance for forwarding this email to any interested junior sailors or their parents and promoting these US Sailing events within your club.  Please post the dates on your club and personal websites and also look for future emails from me about these qualifier events as they develop.  I will send you another email with the date for the Sears qualifier when that has been determined.  If you would rather not receive my email, please let me know and I will certainly remove you from this list.  If you have any questions, I invite you to contact me!

Best wishes,
Yolanda Cortes Mares
US Sailing’s Jr. Championships Committee Area F Representative