July 10-14, 2019 at Houston Yacht Club

Clinic: July 10
Race Days: July 11-12 & July 13-14
TYRW will count as TWO events for TSA Participation Awards.

Lasers 7/11-7/12
Lasers 7/13-7/14
Lasers TYRW Overall

Optimist RWB 7/11-7/12
Optimist RWB 7/13-7/14
Optimist RWB TYRW Overall

Optimist Green 7/11-7/12 tracking
Optimist Green 7/13-7/14 tracking

Texas Youth Race Week is a Team Trials Qualifying (TTQ) event for the United States Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA) and a US SAILING (USSA) Junior Olympic event.


Texas Youth Race Week began in 1991 from the Galveston Bay Tri-Club Regatta, but it traces its origins back to the first invitational Ragnot Regatta of 1961. TYRW was designated a US SAILING Junior Olympic event in 1997. The 2017 Texas Youth Race Week marked 20 years as a US SAILING Junior Olympic event.

Listen to an oral history interview with John and Catherine Focke (hosted online by Rice University’s Woodson Research Center) for more about the long tradition of Texas Youth Race Week.

Regatta Documents

7/12/19 Notice to Competitors Opti RWB
7/12/19 Notice to Competitors Opti Green
7/12/19 Notice to Competitors Lasers

Welcome Letter and Logistics Information
HYC Safety Plan
HYC Weather Plan

Optimist NOR amended 6/24/2019
USODA Sailor Code of Conduct
USODA Facebook and Twitter
Optimist Sailing Instructions
Optimist Green Fleet Sailing Instructions

Laser and Double Handed
Laser and Double Handed NOR
Laser and Double Handed NOR Amendment 1 posted 6/20/2019
Laser Sailing Instructions
Laser SIs Addendum 1


Optimist RWB and Green:
All Optis register at UDODA

Laser and Double Handed:

US Sailing Membership:
All of Texas Youth Race Week for all fleets is an official US Sailing Junior Olympic event sponsored nationally by Gill, Sperry,New England Ropes, and Zim Sailing. All competitors will be US Sailing members. You can join as an Individual, Youth, or Family on the US Sailing Membership site.

USODA Membership:
All Opti sailors—Red, White, Blue, and Green—are required to be a member of their class association, the United States Optimist Dinghy Association (USODA). You can join at USODA.