2016 Champions and 2017 Schedule

tsa-2016-logoCongratulations to all the sailors who participated in the 2016 TSA Circuit!  Full results are here.

Our Champions are:

Friendship Award:     Spencer LeGrande (AYC / HYC)    
Optimist Overall:      Tony Slowik  (AYC / LYC)
Optimist Red:     Emma McInnis (CCYC)
Optimist Blue:       Tony Slowik (AYC / LYC)
Optimist White:       James Brock (AYC)
Optimist Green:    Carter Calk (RCYC)
C420:      Peter Vaseliades (CCYC)
Laser 4.7:    Lucija Ruzevic (DCYC) 
Laser Radial:       Spencer LeGrande (AYC / HYC)       

The 2017 TSA schedule is available here.  Start making your plans now!




REVISED US Sailing Area F Junior Championship qualifier schedule – New Smythe qualifier date!

Registration for all the qualifiers is now online! Please note the links below that you can cut and paste onto your browser:
 Smythe single-handed qualifier (on BYOB Laser Radials): April 30-May 1, 2016 at Rush Creek Yacht Club during Dinghyfest, also an ILCA-NA District 15 regatta!

  Deadline for Registration: April 27 at midnight

  Event website: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/12531

  Note: Competitors must also register in the Dinghyfest!
 Sears triple-handed qualifier (on borrowed Lightnings): May 8, 2016 at Houston Yacht Club

  Deadline for Registration: May 4 at midnight

  Event website: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/12555
 Bemis double-handed qualifier (on BYOB C420’s – some borrowed boats will be available): May 14-15, 2016 at Grapevine Sailing Club during TSA’s Silly String Regatta and TSA Girl’s Championship

  Deadline for Registration: May 9 at midnight

  Event website: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/12534

  Note: Competitors must also register in the TSA Silly String Regatta!
NEW this year: $250 cash prize for each top scoring competitor (skipper and crew) who also registers for the National Championship finals by June 15 – please read the NORs for details!

US Sailing is hosting two seminars in April 2016 to certify to be a Club Race Officer and a Club Judge

US Sailing is hosting two seminars to certify to be a Club Race Officer and a Club Judge. This is a great opportunity to improve your race management skills and learn more about the rules and what happens when there is a conflict on the race course. You should register for each course separately.

One Day Race Management Seminar at Corinthian Sailing Club (Club Race Officer)

Enroll Now

Corinthian Sailing Club

PO Box 180087

Dallas, TX 75218-0087

Contact: Bob Gough

Instructors: Gil Greenwood

PLEASE NOTE: Seminar will be held at 441 E Lawther Drive | Dallas, TX 75218 | White Rock Lake from 0900 – 1700. $30 seminar fee includes student materials, coffee, soft drinks and lunch. Online registration ends on Monday, March 28th @ 2355. Please contact organizer (Bob Gough) at either 817-313-8916 or bob.gough@att.net for walk-in information.


One Day Judge Seminar at Rush Creek Yacht Club (Club Judge)

Enroll Now

Rush Creek Yacht Club

320 Rush Creek Dr

Rockwall, TX 75032-8849

Contact: Jeff Progelhof

Instructors: Richard Mallinson

$30 seminar fee includes student materials. This is a “bring your own lunch” seminar, so please be sure to prep accordingly. The seminar will be held from 0830 – 1800 and be held at the Doolin Education Center at the RCYC. Online registration closes @ 2355 on Monday, March 28th. Please contact the organizer for walk-in registration information.

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)