GBCC 2018

Submitted by TexasTuma on Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:15

GBCC, Galveston Bay Catamaran Championship, is one of the oldest catamaran trophies on the Gulf Coast. 

Race Details: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/15911

This event has been moved from the spring to the first weekend in June (original schedule location) to make things a bit warmer and anticipate a milder wind forecast.

Last year, the spinnaker boats sailed a 29nm triangle windward/leeward course around fixed marks, while the non-spinnaker boats raced a 15nm triangle windward/leeward course. We will determine who sails what by the entries and the forecast. 

I am changing the Redfish rounding mark to a fixed piling mark instead of the island itself. Last year, there was some concern from our foiling boats of the depth around the southern point of redfish. This year, we will be rounding the island marker at the north end of the island. Last I checked, there was 9-10' of water with a 200' radius around this mark. 

The El Jardin Community Association is very enthusiastic about having us again this year. This venue turned out to be fantastic; private sandy beach with a huge grassy area to rig boats and fold sails. Our sponsors donated giveaways in the skipper bags and the BBQ was fantastic. Several of us retreated to our house after the racing to enjoy some comrade, drinks, and more BBQ. The race committee did an awesome job Sunday with buoy racing. Spectators were able to enjoy a day on the beach watching catamarans buzzing around. The kite boarders provided some extra entertainment. 

Give me a shout if you have any questions, or suggestions, about the event: GBCC-TX@Comcast.net

Sea Ya there...

Scott Tuma

GBCC 2018

Submitted by TexasTuma on Wed, 04/25/2018 - 10:15

GBCC, Galveston Bay Catamaran Championship, is one of the oldest catamaran trophies on the Gulf Coast. 

Race Details: http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/15911

This event has been moved from the spring to the first weekend in June (original schedule location) to make things a bit warmer and anticipate a milder wind forecast.

Last year, the spinnaker boats sailed a 29nm triangle windward/leeward course around fixed marks, while the non-spinnaker boats raced a 15nm triangle windward/leeward course. We will determine who sails what by the entries and the forecast. 

I am changing the Redfish rounding mark to a fixed piling mark instead of the island itself. Last year, there was some concern from our foiling boats of the depth around the southern point of redfish. This year, we will be rounding the island marker at the north end of the island. Last I checked, there was 9-10' of water with a 200' radius around this mark. 

The El Jardin Community Association is very enthusiastic about having us again this year. This venue turned out to be fantastic; private sandy beach with a huge grassy area to rig boats and fold sails. Our sponsors donated giveaways in the skipper bags and the BBQ was fantastic. Several of us retreated to our house after the racing to enjoy some comrade, drinks, and more BBQ. The race committee did an awesome job Sunday with buoy racing. Spectators were able to enjoy a day on the beach watching catamarans buzzing around. The kite boarders provided some extra entertainment. 

Give me a shout if you have any questions, or suggestions, about the event: GBCC-TX@Comcast.net

Sea Ya there...

Scott Tuma