The Gulf District encompasses several fleets along and near the Gulf of Mexico from Florida's panhandle to Louisiana and one fleet in Arkansas.
Active fleets in Florida include Choctawhatchee Bay in Ft.Walton Beach, Garcon Point Spirited Sailors in Bagdad, St.Andrew Bay in Panama City and Pensacola Bay in Pensacola. In Mississippi we have Bay St.Louis and Jackson Yacht Club and in Arkansas we have Grand Maumelle Sailing Club in Little Rock. In Louisiana we have Lake Arthur in Lafayette and New Orleans and Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans.
The District Governor is Larry Taggart, who is also FSSA Parliamentarian. The Gulf District is also home to FSSA First Vice President Nancy Claypool and Secind Vice President Jim Leggette.
Thank you so much to Commodore Tommy Heausler and Bay Waveland Yacht Club for hosting an amazing event. Thanks especially to Regatta Chair Judy Reeves and PRO Clinton Edwards and teams for putting it all together and making it happen. The winner of the Allen Douglas Sportsmanship award was Cary Trapanifor making an incredible rescue and making sure everyone was safe. Championship winners David Ames and PJ Buhler ( lpictured) Challenger winners are Frank Richards and Jennifer... Read More
What started with a postponement turned to 3 races in light to moderate winds and sunny - results will be here https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/25614 Read More
Day 2 was much better than Day 1 for racing. After an hour delay, PRO Clinton Edward's and crew took us out for 3 awesome races! We had winds 10-15 with some gusts and it was a bit squirrely. We now get to have a debrief with North Sails to learn what we might have done better! Look for the results here: https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/25614#_newsroom Read More
Brian Hayes and Zeke Horowitz from North Sails are giving a briefing before racing. It’s a bit sporty today, so we’ll see how it goes 11:00 update - up goes the postpone flag. It’s a little TOO sporty for us but hopefully it will die down later and we can race today! 1:30 update - PRO Clinton Edward's just put up AP over A - the wind keeps picking up. Better luck tomorrow!