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.
Well Mother Nature was kinder today with temperatures in the 60’s with the sun out most of the day. With an east wind at 10 -12, there was not much chop so it was a little easier on the boat and the passengers. On the way out there was just not much wind but by the time we reached the Race Committee boat, all was well. The Race Committee started right on time at 11:00 and gave us 2 great races, one 4-leg and one 5-leg windward-leeward. There seemed to... Read More
Brrrrr, it sure was chilly in the morning! But we got warmed up with beignets and coffee from the famous Café du Monde. It was 48 degrees but felt like 39 with the wind chill, even with the sun poking through the clouds. After polling the competitors, it was decided to postpose until 1PM. When we left the dock, it had reached the 50’s with the wind at 8-10 directly from the north. We were cold going out, but worked hard enough on the water and managed to... Read More
The conditions were totally different for Day 2. Today was in the 50’s but SUNNY so that makes a huge difference. in the "real feel" temperature. The morning started out with the wind blowing above everyone’s comfort zone and some 4’ waves, so the Race Committee postponed for an hour. By the time we went out, it was blowing 15 or so with 3’ waves and it seemed a bit more civilized – still 3 teams decided to stay ashore. The awesome Race Committee... Read More
Not much sun, but no rain and it's in the 60's! We have a great group of sailors here - several wife-husband teams, a few father-son teams, and lots of other great folks. Thanks so much to Southern Yacht Club with Larry Taggart and his team for hosting us. With the NNE wind blowing steady at 12, the SYC Race Committee got us started right on time at 12:00. with a rolling start, Championship followed by Challenger. The first race was a 4-leg Windward-Leeward with a small... Read More
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