SAILORS INVITED TO BAY AREA HOUSTON AREA THIS FALL
When the sailing season ends in most parts of the country, there is still a full calendar of racing activities during the fall and winter seasons on the Gulf Coast and Galveston Bay.
“With our temperate climate, we have year-round racing on Galveston Bay,” related Bay Area Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau President Pam Summers.
“Racers don’t have to put their boats in storage for the fall and winter. They should trailer them to our area for a few extra months of racing and enjoying the weekends on the water,” added Lakewood Yacht Club Fleet Captain Joyce Maxwell.
Several local yacht clubs, boatyards, and businesses are making provisions for free boat storage in between events for racers’ convenience. For details, please check the website: www.JFestSouthwest.com
The organizations hosting autumn racing include the following:
Sept. 22-23: Houston Yacht Club One Design Regatta (J/22, J/24, J/80, J/105, and J/109) (www.houstonyachtclub.com)
Oct. 6-7: Galveston Bay Cruising Association BBVA Compass Bank Regatta (www.gbca.org)
Oct. 13-14: Lakewood Yacht Club J/Fest Southwest Regatta (www.lakewoodyachtclub.com)
Oct. 25 – 28: Lakewood Yacht Club Harvest Moon Regatta (race from Galveston Bay 150 miles south to Port Aransas, TX)
Nov. 17-18: Galveston Bay Cruising Association Turkey Day Regatta
The first regatta of the New Year starts in early January!
All regattas are held on Galveston Bay unless otherwise noted. For added activities and Notice of Race, please check the above organization’s websites.