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Latest News

  • 2016 SEISA Cressy Singlehanded HS Qualifiers


    This weekend was the SEISA single handed qualifier for the Laser and Radial classes. The regatta was held at Galveston Sea Base, the same venue which will be used for the finals later this month. The race committee did an excellent job of running 13 races over […]

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  • 2016 Cannonball Run; Palacios YC


    Thank you to Palacios Yacht Club for hosting the 2016 Cannonball Run this weekend. It was a great event, 6 races took place across the fleets over the two days. On Saturday 5 races where completed with variable light to moderate shifty breeze. Unfortunately today there was […]

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  • 2016 Chubb Championships; Mission Bay, CA


    Texas’ Area F/GCYSA had a strong showing at this year’s Bemis/Smythe/Sears Championship.. Charlotte Rose took 2nd in the hotly contested Radial class, just ahead of GCYSA alumni Skylar Bayman (who is heading to Cal Maritime for his freshman year!) Props also to Dane Byerly (GCYSA Alum)/ Carson Shields (GCYSA Laser team)/Laura Masterson for […]

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  • US Youth Champs 2016; San Diego, CA


    And that’s a wrap on the summer! GCYSA sailors have again scattered as most travel home from a long summer of travel and racing.  US Youth Champs this year tested sailors with big fleets, flat water, and sometimes predictable, sometimes random shifty breezes.  All athletes improved their racing […]

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  • 2016 US Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championships


    A massive congratulations to GCYSA Laser sailor Kiera O’Reardon for finishing in second place at the US Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championships! Kiera sailed a great event in some extremely difficult conditions in Seattle to take home the silver at the Leiter Cup.  This finish secures her automatic […]

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  • 2016 I420 PCC’s; San Diego, CA


    Our I420 team has just completed the PCC’s, held on the same waters of the Youth Champs that begin Friday. Congratulations to Reese Guerriero and JC Hermus for their 3rd place finish throughout some tricky conditions in shifty, flat water sailing here in Coronado. The team will […]

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  • 2016 Laser North American’s; The Gorge


    Today was the last day of racing at the gorge. The 2016 Laser North American Championships bought great breeze awesome and racing! All GCYSA Laser sailors strung together some great races and results. Congratulations to Charlotte Rose, 6th place overall (tied for 5th). Also in gold fleet; […]

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  • 2016 I420 World Championships; San Remo, Italy


    GCYSA sailors are pumped to begin the World Championships today in Sanremo, Italy. We’re sitting on land waiting for sea breeze right now but the opening ceremonies last night were awesome! This is the largest 420 World ever, with 524 sailors from 24 counties, representing 5 continents. And […]

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