It’s time to prepare for the Surfside Shootout, Presented by Pelagic. Now in its fourth year, the Shootout takes place from July 28 – July 30, 2016 and will offer cash prizes for the largest Tuna, Wahoo and Dorado.
The Surfside Shootout is open to center console style fishing boats (including walkarounds, cuddys, catamarans, etc.) targeting three species: Tuna, Dorado, and Wahoo. Teams are awarded one point per pound and submit scores for their heaviest single fish per species caught during the tournament. At the end of the two (2) days of fishing, points will be tallied per team. The team that has the most points totaled across all three species will be crowned the winner.Read More
Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF) invites you to attend a Rain Barrel Workshop at the Seabrook Community House on Saturday, June 25th from 9:30am to 11:30am. Rain barrels are an efficient, low-cost method for collecting rainwater. They are placed at downspouts in order to catch rain and reduce runoff from reaching storm drains. Accumulated rainwater can be used for watering a garden or houseplants, washing your car, your dog and more! Attendees at this workshop will learn the benefits of rain barrels and how to use them, as well as proper location and installation for the barrels. This workshop is part of GBF’s efforts to reduce stormwater pollution, conserve water, and keep Galveston Bay fishable and swimmable.Read More
Sunbrella and US Sailing invite all USA fans to the Houston Yacht Club on July 27th for a grand send-off party to cheer on the US Olympic Sailing Team athletes before they depart for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.Read More
Texas Youth Race Week is a US SAILING Junior Olympic and USODA event with six days of racing hosted by three clubs on upper Galveston Bay.
The 2016 schedule begins with Lakewood Yacht Club and team racing for Optis. After one lay day, the event moves to Texas Corinthian Yacht Club. Optis move to Houston Yacht Club for the final two race days leading into USODA Nationals. Lasers and Double Handed fleets sail at TCYC for the entire event.Read More
The first ever Texas team has captured the Mallory Trophy in a 1st place win for their area district, SEISA, at the National Championship at the College of Charleston in South Carolina this month. Trained by Bay Access in cooperation with Lakewood Yacht Club, the winning team from Clear Falls High School qualified in April in a two day qualifier in Mississippi to represent the state of Texas at the High School Doublehanded Championship for the Mallory Cup as well as the High School Team Racing Championship for the Baker Cup in Ana Cortes, WA.Read More
Here are the results and some photos of the J/70 North American Championships.Read More
World-Renowned Sailor Ken Read Serves as Master of Ceremonies
The Sailing Foundation of New York (SFNY) held its biennial Golden Spinnaker Gala on Wednesday, May 4 at the New York Yacht Club in Manhattan, benefiting the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Team athletes representing the United States at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Read More
Anglers around the Galveston Bay Complex have reported excellent catches of flounder this past winter and the action is getting better as the water warms and days get longer. This is a refreshing change from not too long ago when sportsmen were concerned about the drop off in catches.
By Capt. Joe KentRead More
Lakewood Yacht Club welcomes over 160 crews of sailors from around the world for the 2016 edition of the J/70 North American Championship. From May 19-22, competitors from all over the US, Japan, Brazil, Ireland, and Mexico will be vying for the title of North American Champion of the nation’s fastest-growing J/Boat class.
Welcoming judges from Canada, Mexico, Norway, and the US, Lakewood’s J/70 Chair and Yachtsman of the Year Al Goethe remarks “The boat has really attracted the attention of top-ranked sailors. Every boat has its own sweet spot. And the J/70 is a hugely popular race boat.”Read More
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