The woman's trophy sponsored by Sea Lake Yacht Sales will be given to the best all women crew team in the cruising non-spinnaker class during Harvest Moon Regatta.

The entire crew shall consist of women only.
For 2003, the All-Women’s fleet will be Cruising Nonspinnaker only.
A perpetual trophy will be awarded to the boat with the best adjusted time, which will be determined by the Harvest Moon Committee.

18th Annual
Women's Regatta 2003
Sunday July 27, 2003

Sponsored by the Women's Sailing Association of the Houston Yacht Club
Sea Lake Yacht Sales

Date: One Day Event: Sunday July 27, 2003

Location: Houston Yacht Club

Eligibility: Open Regatta: All Skippers and crew MUST be female

Schedule: 11:30 am Skippers meeting in the HYC main bar upstairs
12:55 pm Warning gun; 1st, 2nd & 3rd races to follow at the discretion of the Race Committee.
Trophy Presentation will be held immediately following the last race in the HYC Ballroom.

Entry Fees: Spinnaker & Non-Spinnaker Lines - $40.00; Dinghy Line - $15.00
Fees for skippers under 18 are paid by WSA Scholarship Fund. (Makes checks payable to Women's Sailing Assn./HYC); T-Shirts for skipper and crew.

Classes: Spinnaker and Non-Spinnaker classes, and a Dinghy Line

Contacts: Michelle Lamb - dr.lamb1@sbcglobal.net

The purpose of this regatta is to encourage women sailors to compete in the sport of sailboat racing and to recognize Fairfax Moody for her accomplishments. By the deed of gift, the 2003 Fairfax Moody Perpetual Trophy will be awarded to the winner from the Non-Spinnaker Class. In 1936, Fairfax Moody, a young female sailor became the first female skipper to compete for the Sir Thomas Lipton Cup.

This regatta will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing except as modified by the current Sailing Instructions. Participants may leave their boats in the HYC harbor; contact the Harbor Master at 281-471-1255 for docking information. The sailing instructions will be available at the skippers meeting.


At The Helm Sailing School

Ladies, this e-mail has been updated and revised. Some items are now inclusive in the tax free fee. Consider At The Helm Sailing School for your choice all women's sailing team in the 2003 Harvest Moon Regatta. This offer is only being offered to the ladies on this e-mail listing.

Capt. Rita c/o At The Helm Sailing School, has six spaces available for women crew/students (with or without experience) looking for the instruction and/or the overnight offshore experience. The men are coming out of the woodwork and want this opportunity, but I am having to turn them to another boat.
Ladies - this is your time to consider the At The Helm Sailing School - Women's Team.

At The Helm will leave from Kemah Boardwalk Marina at 7:30 am to arrive at 12:30pm at the Galveston hotel pier front to practice our start. Some will be boarding Wednesday night to sleep over.

Course is a direct sail to Port Aransas of approximately 153 miles and should take 20 to 25 hours for cruising-type boats.
Yachts can return on the following Monday; joining in the informal race home or lay over in Port Aransas for a couple of days.
Days off work? 2 to 4, depending on return plans.
At The Helm Sailing School plan is to leave Port Aransas Sunday at 10:00 am and arrive on Monday before 7:00 pm at the Kemah Boardwalk Marina.

Student fee is $350.00, (tax free - considered lessons). 6 spaces are available to crew on a 44 foot luxurious Beneteau - three cabin - two head, aft cockpit, roller furling main & jib, This cost includes provisioning, racing instruction, navigation, GPS instruction, VMG vs SOG, VHF communication, Bridge to Bridge, Pilot Channel, navigational Lights, sounds, sail trim, helmsmanship, reefing & light engine maintenance.

This cost does include your wrist band to the party Saturday night, and your food or drinks for your time on board only for the first leg of the trip. The second leg provisioning will be a joint crew effort subject to quantity committed to returning with the Capt. back the ICW.

This cost does include a slip fee at Island Moorings, only if they are open this year for business.

Your time on this vessel will be recorded in your personal file located At The Helm, just in case, you are keeping track of your offshore time.

Showers are available at both marinas in Port Aransas.

October average Gulf temperature is 77.5º F!

Winds - E 25%, NE 20%, SE 18%, N 15%, S 8%, W 3%
Moon - BIG, Orange, & Beautiful!

Ready to commit! Call me to confirm before deadline. Call me with your questions - ask for more info from Capt. Rita at 281 334 4101

Capt. Rita
Fleet Coordinator
At The Helm
Kemah TX
281 334 4101
At The Helm Sailing School
Kemah Texas

Building Better Teams "On The Water"


If you are a woman and would like to crew, participate, send feedback, or post a notice, please send all info or sailing resume to:



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