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February 11th


 - This seminar is aimed at skippers and crew new to racing.  It will cover the preparation of the boat, skipper and crew for racing in Galveston Bay and offshore. The seminar will also cover the rules of racing with emphasis on the mark rounding situations typical of the summer rum races. 

Sail Trim

March 11th


 - This seminar is a  comprehensive look at making your boat go fast with proper sail trim.  The seminar covers how to trim the main, genoa/jib and both symmetrical and asymmetrical spinnakers.  It also covers the type of control hardware needed to trim each sail.

Strategy & Tactics

April 8th


 - This course is an entry level look at the key elements of strategy / boat to boat tactics required for success on the race course

NOR/Sailing Instructions

Judge Smails Registration

4th Quarter GBCA Cannon

The GBCA 75th Anniversary and Commodore's Ball was held June 11th. Photos available at the link below. Thank you all for a fabulous evening!


Ticket price includes: Open Bar, Gourmet Meal, Live Band (O.G.R.E), Dancing, and Spectacular view of Clear Lake!

Special THANK YOU to our Sponsor: 


 Regattas & Events  Links to Results, Photos  2021 Dates
 Commodore's Luau   2021 Photos!     June 5
 Commodore's Ball  2020 Ball Photos! | 2019 Pictures  Feb.8 , Feb.2

See Results tab for racing seriesSI_NOR_2022 Rum Races_5.16.2022 .pdf

Additional Important Links / Info

  • Cruising Club Finishes and Ratings changes: 

(More photo history available in the menu bars, including past Commodore Balls.)

  • Handicap Systems on Galveston Bay:
- PHRF certificate: This system assigns a rating based on assumed general boat specs.

- ORC: This system bases a handicap from actual individual boat specs.

Link: ORC Home

  • GBCA Membership rewards - Click on "Senior Member Rewards" for the discounts and specials you can receive with your GBCA Membership card.

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