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Division and a new division for sport boats. The Notice of Race is posted at www.biloxiyc.org. Race formats are steeplechase, fixed government marks and windward/leeward courses. There are several hotels/casinos within a couple of miles of BYC. Reserved docking at no cost can be arranged at the Seafood Museum Schooner Pier complex next to BYC. There is also a new boat launch next to BYC marina. Boat lift service details are available upon request. For additional information contact Winfield “Scotty” Scott at regatta.chairman@biloxiyc.org, or WScott50@ATT.net. Biloxi Yacht Club (228) 374-6344. www.biloxiyc.org.

40th Annual Stephen C. Smith Memorial Regatta, Shell Point Beach, FL, April 26-28 PHRF racing and catamarans such as Hobie Cats, and smaller day sailers, including Sunfish, and windsurfers. Winsurfers is the largest group and the windsurfing fleet will be competing for points in national standings. Catamarans, one designs and other monohulls will race on their own courses. Two days of racing. Sponsored by Shell Point Sailboard Club, Apalachee Bay Yacht Club and the American Cancer Society. www.SmithRegatta.com.

55th Dauphin Island Race, Mobile Yacht Club, AL, April 27-28 This race is the largest single-day point-to-point sail race in the United Sates. The race was recognized as one of the premier “fun races” in America by SAIL magazine. Over 300 boats, from 16 to 65 feet, with over a thousand crewmembers are expected. Sailors and boats from at least eight states are anticipated. A warm-up race is Saturday, April 20. A skippers’ meeting and party will be Friday evening, April 19, at the Mobile Yacht Club in Mobile, AL.  The race starts at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, and finishes at Dauphin Island. Saturday evening features a party on the island highlighted by the race awards ceremony. On Sunday, April 28, there is a return race with a pool party and award ceremony at its conclusion. Go to www.mobileyacthclub.com, or call (251) 402-4098.

Gulf Yachting Association Opening Day Regatta, Pass Christian YC, Pass Christian, MS, May 4-5 On the first weekend in May, the Gulf Yachting Association holds its opening day ceremonies and inter-club Capdevielle Racing Series Start. Includes one-design and PHRF racing. The GYA board of directors holds their annual meeting, along with other events including dinners, music and a GYA commodore’s flag ceremony. Racing will be on four different courses for the various one-design classes, with trophies given out on Sunday. Two perpetual trophies will be presented to the top finishing club teams. www.pcyc-gya.org.

50th Annual Navy Cup, Navy Yacht Club, Pensacola, FL, May 18-19 The Navy Yacht Club will be celebrating its 50th year of hosting this regatta for the Navy Cup Trophy. Races will be held both in Bayou Grande and in Pensacola Bay with race activities being held at the Navy Yacht Club at the Bayou Grande Marina. Small boat racing will be in the bayou, with the PHRF sailboats competing on Pensacola Bay. Yacht club teams will race against other club teams for most points. All yacht clubs in the Gulf Coast are invited. The top three scoring boats in each class will be presented awards. www.navypnsyc.org.

Slip to Ship Racing Regatta, Ocean Springs, AL, May 25-26 A multihull regatta launching from Ocean Springs Yacht Club and racing out to Ship Island. The sailors lunch then race back. The final leg is the next day when there is another opportunity to beat the time around Deer Island! In addition, there is a FUNdraising raffle held to support sailing on the Gulf Coast. Sponsored by the Ocean Springs Yacht Club, 100 Beach Blvd, Ocean Springs, AL. (228) 365-4169. FREE. Northern Gulf Coast Race Calendar See local club websites for club races. LEGEND BSC Birmingham SC, Birmingham, AL BucYC Buccaneer YC, Mobile, AL BWYC Bay Waveland YC, Bay St. Louis, MS CSA Corinthian SA, New Orleans, LA FWYC Fort Walton YC, Ft. Walton Beach, FL FYC Fairhope YC, Fairhope, AL GYC Gulfport YC, Gulfport, MS HYC Houston YC, Houston, TX JYC Jackson YC, Jackson, MS LAYC Lake Arthur YC, Lake Arthur, LA LBYC Long Beach YC, Long Beach, MS LFYC Lake Forest YC, Daphne, AL LPWSA Lake Pontchartrain Women’s SA, New Orleans, LA MYC Mobile YC, Mobile,AL NOYC New Orleans YC, New Orleans, LA NYC Navy YC of Pensacola, Pensacola, FL OSYC Ocean Springs YC, Ocean Springs, MS PBYC Pensacola Beach YC, Pensacola Beach, FL PCYC Pass Christian YC, Pass Christian, MS PontYC Pontchartrain YC, New Orleans, LA PYC Pensacola YC, Pensacola, FL StABYC St. Andrew’s Bay YC, Panama City, FL SYC Southern YC, New Orleans, LA TYC Lake Tammany YC, Slidell, LA APRIL 4-7 Finn NAss. BucYC 5-7 GORC. BYC 6 Fleur d’Lis. LPWSA, SYC, NOYC 6-7 Iron Man Open OD. BSC 6-7 Wet & Cool. FYC 6-7 Elissa Regatta. HYC 11.14 Hobie Mudbug Midwinter Mania Reagatta. OSYC 13 NOYC Opening. NOYC 13 Easterly 30s. NOYC 13-14 Pat Gilliland. JYC 13-14 SYC Opening. SYC See RACING continued on page 64

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