The Great Texas 300
Jun 15 - 18, 2016.

300 miles of extreme sailing at its best!
June 15-18, 2016, South Padre to Galveston (300 miles)
Wed, June 15, South Padre Island to Mustang Island (100 miles)
Thurs, June 16, Mustang Island State Park to Matagorda (100 miles)
Friday, June 17, Matagorda to Surfside (60 miles)
Sat, June 19, Surfside to Galveston (Cat Alley) (40 miles)
Details can be found on GT300 Race Info Page

14th Annual Great Texas 300 set for June 15-18, 2016
Registration is now open!!!

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The Great Texas Catamaran Race is an off-shore beach catamaran race along the Texas Coast. Starting in South Padre Island and finishing in Galveston, the race will cover approximately 300 miles along the Texas coast over the Father’s Day weekend. The race will be conducted in four stages with each stage starting and ending on the beach!   

Teams Registered for the 2016 Great Texas:

TeamSkipperCrewClassSkipper Home Town
Great Texas 300Steve PicheJuke BallF-18Austin, TX
Sailboat ShopMike RohrerChris HoltF-18Cedar Park, TX
Fire Water BurnAaron McCulleyDrew CarlyleF-18Austin, TX
Yo Baby!Shannon Galway Jonathan AtwoodF-18Houston, TX
Jack FlashCollin CaseyJosh GrissomF-18Richmond, 
Next Generation USAChris GreenCarson CrainF-18Benecia, CA
Solutions AutomotiveLee WicklundDavid CerdesOpen (F20 Carbon)Seabrook, TX
NACRA ManiacsJim TomesBrian Willess Open (N20)El Marage, AZ


Check out the latest scuttlebutt on the Great Texas 300 Google Group. Post questions about the race. Hear from GT veterans. Learn what you need to know to RACE!

  • 2016 Great Texas 300 The Great Texas Catamaran Race is one of the premier long distance beach cat races in the country. This is distance racing at its best. In its 14th year, it is again expected to attract world class racing teams. Awards for each class will be given in addition to the First to Finish trophy and Overall Portsmouth.  The 2016 Great Texas Catamaran Race registration will open April 1st and end May 1st. Any registration received or postmarked after May 1st will be required to include a late fee.  A maximum of 25 boats will be allowedRace Schedule:Tuesday June 14, South Padre IslandBoat Inspections, Opening ceremony, rules review, and starting position draw.Wednesday June 15,South Padre Island ...
    Posted Jan 5, 2016, 2:04 PM by Steve Piche
  • 2015 Great Texas 300 2015 Great Texas 300by Steve PicheTaking the top five places, F18’s once again dominated the 2015 edition of the Great Texas 300, a 300 mile romp up the Texas Coast that started on Thursday, June 18th in South Padre Island, Texas and finished on Saturday, June 20th in Galveston, Texas.  Taking line honors on a C2 was an incredibly fast Team Lupe Tortilla with skipper John Tomko of San Antonio, Texas and crew Ian Billings of Austin, Texas.  They covered the 300 miles, done in three legs, in 17 hours and 39 minutes with an average speed over 14 knots per hour.While the race was run in nearly record time, it looked uncertain the ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2015, 8:35 AM by Steve Piche
  • Top 10 List for Day 3 of the 2015 Great Texas Top 10 List for Day 3 of the 2015 Great Texas by Steve Piche of Team Great Texas, June 20thMatagorda to Galveston Island, 85 milesEnjoy my top 10 list for day 3 of the Great Texas:1. 17 hours and 39 minutes: How long does it take to sail from South Padre to Galveston Island? Yep, 17 hours and 39 minutes to cover the 300 mile course if your Team Name is Lupe Tortilla! Can you believe it? That is some serious flying! Yes, the defending champs took a punch on the starting line in South Padre with a broken rudder but once they were back in the ring, they tore the coast up. Congratulations to John Tomko ...
    Posted Jun 26, 2015, 8:27 AM by Steve Piche
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GT300 2015 Winners of the Great Texas, Team Lupe Tortilla, Ian Billings and John Tomko. Fastest elapsed time trophy and overall winner trophy!

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