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GBCA Article – August, 2018

GBCA Article – August, 2018

by Amanda Jeans August 18, 2018

On a very hot day, twelve boats helmed by women raced in GBCA’s annual Women’s Regatta on July 21.

In the PHRF Spinnaker Class, Arielle Delisser came in first on Airborne. Terry Matthews placed first in PHRF Non-Spin on Tocatta; and in Cruising Club Class, Elizabeth Larabee was first on Dram Buoy.

Congratulations to all the sailors and their crew!

New Members

The following new members have joined us this summer.

Allan Garvin, Kelly Gray, Martin Hamilton, Erik Jansson, Cyndi McDermott, Bill Mead III, Connor Morris, Jarrod Morris, John Scherer, and Joseph Vance.

Welcome to GBCA!

Cruzan Rum Race #6

On August 10, Cruzan Rum Race #6 was held on Friday night – like the old TGIF races! The weather played an interesting part, as anyone in the area will recall. Still, lots of racers went out and anyone who went outside enjoyed the beautiful rainbows after the storm. The pictures taken by so many of our boats show how dramatic the sky was - thanks to all who shared them! The after party, though late, was a great time and the hot dogs grilled by Jason and Basie were a hit.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming events include Rum Race #7, our 2nd to be held on a Friday night, August 24. Nobody pray for rain that day!

The following weekend, Labor Day, is the Redfish Raft Up – many GBCA friends plan to go enjoy the day on Sunday, September 2. If you’ve done it before, you know how fun it is, and if you haven’t – come out and see!

Since 1947, GBCA has been the place to race on Galveston Bay. We hope to see you at the Races on the Bay and afterward, for the awards parties at the Clubhouse for fun, food, and rum. Remember that we fund these parties and awards with our Membership Dues, so please check to see that your membership is up to date.

------------Kelley Dees

Amanda Jeans
Amanda Jeans