Registration is Open for the 2023 Midwinters - Hope to See You There


Bay Waveland Yacht Club in Bay St.Louis, MS, will host the 2023 Midwinters - NOR and registration on Regatta Network at

Hey Folks, we are throwing a party and you are invited. 

Our yacht club is a beautiful facility as you can see from the pictures, built after Hurricane Katrina, bigger and better.  Our sailing venue is especially fine: close enough to the open water to get winds but none of the rough seas that you expect outside the bridges and not far enough inland to have squirrelly winds.  We are expecting Mother Nature to prove us right, but that is out of our control.

The food will be grand as two components of our club are preparing dinners especially for you on Sunday and Monday evenings.   Wednesday you can join in on our yacht club’s staff preparation, if you choose to, or visit our town which is known for its restaurants (and bars) just a short distance away from the club.  There are plenty of places to enjoy the food; your selection of midweek visiting will make it easier, without the weekend crowds.  

We have a fair amount of room for camping on site without anything fancy.  Fairly close by, the camp grounds at Hollywood Casino and Resort are complete with the usual amenities.   At BWYC we have some round the clock bathroom facilities, but the showers are available only during open hours of the club. If you want to reserve a camping spot, please email Judy at the email link below.

Now on to the action.  The schedule calls for 8 races.  We will have kegs every racing day.   We will have prerace wisdom and postrace debrief shared with the crew from North Sails.  You will get to say how you won that race !   There will also be plenty of time around the keg to explain why you did not win that race !

There will be a flyer out soon with the shirt design and an opportunity to purchase both shirts and extra meal tickets, in case there are more than 2 people in your party.  They will be available at the registration desk also.

Additional note:  BWYC is searching the market for two Scots to add to our fleet due to an accident.  We do not need, but would take, the trailer or sails. In case you are thinking of going to a NEW boat, let us buy the older one, provided it is in decent shape.

There are numerous VRBO and AIRBNB sites in the area.   Check zipcode 39520 Bay St Louis for the closest:  39576  Waveland is next door and has places facing the Gulf of Mexico if view is important to you.  The prices quoted are samples and are not guaranteed prices.

Arranged by distance to BWYC smallest to largest.

Bay Town Inn  $119  1.0 mile   

The Pearl:  $116  1.0 mile

Hollywood Casino and Resort $128/night 1.6 miles

Motel 6 $69 1.8 miles  (Wendy’s next door !)

Super 8 by Wyndham $72 1.8 miles  ( Waffle House across the parking lot !)

Silver Slipper   $115    8.2 miles

Camp grounds with facilities:

Hollywood Casino and Resort  1.6 miles away.

Buccaneer State Park 6.1 miles