Registration is now open for the 2017 Harvest Moon Regatta, says HMR Regatta Chair Paul Dunphey. The notice of race (NOR), registration link and other relevant information can be found at www.harvestmoonregatta.com.
LYC Fleet Captain Rex Bettis says, This 150-mile offshore regatta from Galveston to Port Aransas has become a favorite tradition among sailing enthusiasts.
With October weather in the forecast, Texas coastal offshore sailing is usually very favorable. It is not uncommon to race under a gorgeous moon reflecting off waters of the Gulf of Mexico. From a spectators' view, watch boats gather in front of Galveston's Pleasure Pier, and then drive down to Port Aransas to participate in the Harvest Moon Regatta activities.
Entry fee: $180, plus a Port Aransas Marina Docking / Rafting Fee (based on length of boat.
Discount: U.S. Sailing members, $10 discount
Class for Harvest Moon Regatta: HMR 101: Intro to Offshore Sailing
Date: August 12
Regatta Multiple Starts on Thursday, October 5
In front of Galveston's Pleasure Pier
Post-race Activities at Port A City Marina
Saturday afternoon Welcome Sailors Bacardi Rum Party
Bar-be-que and refreshing beverages
Evening Awards Ceremony
Title sponsor: Bacardi Rum
Annual sponsors: City of Seabrook, Blackburn Marine, David Marine Electronics, Bay Access, Little Yacht Sales, Upstream Brokers, True North Marine and OJs Marine
Call Principal Race Officer Dwight Bengtson at 832-457-5154.