Viper Bow Numbers

To order bow numbers for your Viper, you will need to go through the Viper web site.


There are 4 options:

1)   Order a set of black bow numbers (do this if you have a light color hull)
2)   Order a set of white bow numbers (if you have a dark hull)
3)   Order black bow numbers and state ID – light hull (if your state requires your viper to be registered)
4)   Order white bow numbers and state ID – dark hull

Decide which option is right for you, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click Register. (You aren’t actually registering for an event; you’ll be taken to the pages for ordering bow numbers.)

Also, when ordering was set up through the Viper site, it was geared toward one-boat owners. There are several clubs and/or individuals who have more than 1 boat so, unfortunately, you’ll need to separately go through the ordering process and submit payment for each boat.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Cathy Cromartie

VP South, Viper 640 Class

Save the Date

GYA Board of Directors Annual Meeting & Opening Regatta will be hosted April 30 – May 2, 2021.  The official Notice of Meeting will be published 30 days prior to meeting with additional details, but until then please mark your calendars . . . .

Friday, April 30th – GYA Commodore’s Cocktail Party

Saturday, May 1st – GYA Board of Directors Meeting & Flag Raising Ceremony

Sunday, May 2nd – Awards

Upcoming Events

February 26 – 28, Melges 14 Midwinter Championship, SSS

February 27, Maxine #1/Commodore’s Cup#1/Pensacola Bay Championship #3, NYCP

February 27-28, Dead of Winter Multiclass Regatta, SPYC

February 27-28, Melges 15 Winter Series Event 2, SSS

March 5-7, Sarasota Bay Multihull Regatta, SSS

March 6, Hillsborough Bay Race, DIYC

March 7-10, Sunfish International Masters Championship, DIYC

March 8-9, MC Scow Sarasota Bay Cup, SSS

March 11, Sunfish US Team Race Championship, DIYC

March 12-14, Sunfish US Nationals Championships at Midwinters, DIYC

March 13, Crown Cars Regatta, SPYC

March 13-14, Mardi Gras Regatta, NOYC

March 18 – 21, J22 Midwinter Championships, SYC

March 20-24, 2021 Winter Lightning Championship, SPYC

March 26-28, Melges 15 Winter Series Event 3, SSS

April 2-4, Helly Hansen NOOD, SPYC

April 9 – 11, April Fools Regatta, OSYC

April 17-18, 90th Anniversary Regatta/Commodore’s Cup#2/Pensacola Bay Championship #6, NYCP

April 30 – May 2, GYA Annual Meeting/Opening Regatta – St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club

May 30-31, 52nd Annual Race for the Case, GYC

June 3-6, RS Aero North American Championship, BWYC

August 7-8 GYA (Mallory) US Sailing Adult Championship Qualifier

US Sailing Adult Championship Qualifier:

The GYA’s Qualifier for the Mallory Cup will be held with the Gulf Coast Sportboat Championship, August 7-8, 2021 at Gulfport Yacht Club. Open to Viper 640’s & VX One’s (will sail together with no ratings).

The top GYA finisher will represent us in the Finals at Texas Corinthian October 22-24, 2021.

More details to follow.

Thank you,

Samson Vasquez
GYA US Championships Committee Chairman


Winter Meeting Virtual Meeting Links


Youth Committee Meeting (12pm, 1/9/2021)

Youth Committee Recording from 1/9/2021:

Passcode: a2.fA=fT

Offshore Council Meeting (2pm, 1/9/2021) – Session will be setup in Ballroom B

Notice of Meeting – GYA Winter Meeting 1/8/2021-1/10/2021

TO: Commodores of General and Affiliate Members
GYA Executive Committee
GYA Past Commodores
GYA Standing Committee and Council Chairmen
GYA Coordinator of each GYA General Member Club
GYA Associate Members

Click here for Schedule

The Winter Meeting of the Gulf Yachting Association will be held on January 8 – 10, 2021 at the Pensacola Yacht Club, 1897 Cypress Street, Pensacola, FL 850.432.7006. Since some mailing/email addresses may have changed since the last meeting, please distribute this information to the appropriate contacts at your club.

Please find attached proposed changes from the Racing Regulations Committee, Capdevielle Committee and the By-laws Committee, these proposals will be presented at the Board of Directors meeting on Sunday. A detailed schedule is attached.

Friday, January 8,2021
1800 Executive Committee Meeting & Dinner

Saturday, January 9,2021
0830 Registration
0900 Committee Meetings start according to schedule
1800 Cocktail hour
1900 GYA Annual Awards Dinner Banquet with guest speaker Tucker Thompson
RSVP no later than Jan. 4, 2021 or 850-492-4802

Sunday, January 10, 2021
0900 Committee Meetings continue
1030 Board of Directors Meeting

GYA COMMODORES – GENERAL MEMBER CLUBS – Your club’s attendance is very important. If you cannot attend the Board meeting, please send a WRITTEN NOTICE naming your club’s representative to the GYA Secretary-Treasurer via mail: 1245 Kensington Drive, Biloxi, MS 39530, email, or hand deliver prior the start of meeting.

All Club Commodores and their members are invited to attend the Annual Awards Banquet. The banquet will be held on Saturday evening at the Pensacola Yacht Club. The banquet cost will be $40.00 per person, all inclusive (cash bar). Please make your dinner reservations by January 4, 2021 via email to or by calling 850.492.4801. Please note there is no cross-club charging at Pensacola Yacht Club.

The GYA has been offered a special room rate at the Courtyard Pensacola downtown, 700 East Chase St, Pensacola, FL., 850.439.3330. You may book online or by calling and using booking group code name Gulf Yachting Association.

Your GYA Flag Officers look forward to seeing you at the Winter meeting hosted at Pensacola Yacht Club. Please wear your appropriate blazer, club badge and dress slacks for the meeting.

Jennifer Schmidt
GYA Secretary/Treasurer
(228) 669-7518

Upcoming Events – Updated 11/23/2020

November 26-28, Optimist Midwinter Championship – SYC

November 28, Drumstick – SSS

Dec 5-6 Southern Viper 640 U& VX One Winter Series – SYC

 Dec 12 Santa Clause Regatta – PYC

 Dec 19, 2020 Keelboat Regatta – DIYC

Jan 8-10 GYA Winter Meeting – PYC

Other Notes: 

Club Links for the 2021 GYA Scheduling page have been distributed.  Please contact if you have not received your link.

Upcoming Events – Updated 11/2/2020

Nov 4-10, Mobile to Key West Regatta – MYC

Nov 5-8, US Finn Nation Championship – BucYC (host venue changed)

Nov 6, HYC Mermaid Regatta – HYC

Nov 7-8, Sunfish 2020 FL Regional Championship – DIYC

Nov 13-15, National Championship at Midwinters – BWYC

Nov 14-15, Allstate Sugar Bowl Regatta – SYC

Nov 14, Egmont Key Race, DIYC

Nov 14-15, Penfield Memorial Flying Scot Regatta – SSS

Dec 19, 2020 Keelboat Regatta – DIYC

Jan 8-10 GYA Winter Meeting – PYC

Other Notes: 

Challenge Cup, Nov 7-8 at Pontchartrain Yacht Club has been cancelled due to bulkhead construction

GYA Foundation Grant Requests

 It is time to get your GYA Foundation grant requests sent to Janet Miller-Schmidt, P.O. Box 73, Monteagle, TN 37356, Secretary/Treasurer.

If you are interested in completing a grant application, please go to the GYA Foundation website for the application under GYA Foundation Documents (click here).  All applications must be postmarked not later than December 1, 2020.

The GYA Foundation Board will consider all requests for grants in late December.  Each Applicant will be notified by mail the determination of the request in January after the annual meeting of the Foundation.

Sunfish Nationals at Midwinter – BWYC


Come get your last of 2020 sailing in at the Sunfish Nationals at Midwinter in Bay St. Louis, MS!   This is all kinda last minute so register and let’s make this happen.  I know a lot of people have been clamoring for a big regatta in 2020. Well, this is it!

We have the last 4 of the 2021 World spots up for grabs.  We’ll award for the top 3 juniors, top female, tops in all the master categories, and top 5 overall.  Most importantly, we’ll have a lot of fun.

Registration is officially live.  If you don’t know your sail number make it “0” and we’ll get the specifics later.  I need to know you’re coming though so we can plan accordingly.

Conner Blouin, you gotta come as the reigning national champ.  Think about it, you’ll save all that money from shipping the perpetual to Bay St. Louis.

We’ve got Rich Chapman, Bob Findlay, and Gretchen Seymour driving all the way from Chicago so no excuses from anyone else.  If you happen to arrive early, we’ll have an informal practice session on Thurs, Nov 12.

We have plenty of room at BWYC to spread out.  We’ll have a safe regatta and a guaranteed good time.

Sail Fast,

Eugene Schmitt

Supporting Yachting in the Southeast since 1901