GYC Big Boat Sailing

-Sunday Big Boat Sailing:                       


January 29          Sunday        GYC Frostbite 1 - 1:00pm Start

February 5          Sunday        GYC Frostbite 2 - 1:00pm Start

February 12       Sunday         GYC Frostbite 3 - 1:00pm Start


-GYC Big Boat Racing Documents







Topics from Last Meeting:

·       Plan Cruises to Islands – Sail out to rendezvous.

·       Install Fixed GYC Sailing Buoys

·       Frostbite Series: Staggered Start fun sail with no entry fee.  

·       Galveston to Gulfport Race - Start May 25-26 - Trophy  Ceremony  May 31. GYC will provide finish boat.  

Boats are always looking for crew. 

GYC Big Boat Racing Schedule

January 29          Sunday                 GYC Frostbite 1 - 1:00pm Start

February 5          Sunday                GYC Frostbite 2 - 1:00pm Start

February 12       Sunday                 GYC Frostbite 3 - 1:00pm Start

March 10            Saturday              LBYC Spring 1

Mar31-Apr1       SAT-SUN              GORC at BYC

April 8                 Sunday                 LBYC Spring 3

May 5                  Saturday              LBYC Spring 4

May 12                Saturday              LBYC Spring 5

May 26                Saturday              Great Ship Island Race

May 27                Sunday                Race for the Case

June 2                  Saturday              LBYC to GYC

June 15                Friday                  Gulfport to Pensacola

June 22-24          FRI-SUN              GYA Challenge Cup at PYC

July 14                 Saturday              Fast Women Regatta at Pirates Cove, AL

July 14-15           SAT-SUN              Birthday Regatta at PCYC

July 28-29           SAT-SUN              Weatherly Regatta at GYC

August 11-12      SAT-SUN              Knost Regatta at PCYC

Proposed Sailing Circle


                                    Man Overboard Drill

1.     The first step in rescuing a crew overboard is preparation.  You should have a well thought out AND PRACTICED plan of approaching a man overboard and a method of hauling the individual on board. 

2.     YELL Crew-Overboard Water to alert all crew members.

3.     Throw several flotation devices to the man-over-board.  This will not only aid in the flotation of the COB  but also create a debris field which will aid in keeping the COB in site.

4.     Once a sailor falls overboard, one or two crew members on board are assigned to be spotters and are to point at and not to lose sight of the overboard sailor.  The position of the sailor and time should be marked on the chart and/or GPS.  If there is a current the position of the man overboard will change with time. 

5.     Depending upon the number of crew left on board, one may have to let go of the jib and maneuver with the mainsail alone.  

6.      Unless there is insufficient wind, most authorities recommend resisting turning on the motor.  Remember, the sails will continue to power the boat and stopping the sailboat with the motor running and sails up may be difficult.