The Great Texas 300
June 14 - 17, 2017.


300 miles of extreme sailing at its best!
June 14-17, 2017, South Padre to Galveston (300 miles)
Wed, June 14, South Padre Island to Mustang Island (103 miles)
Thurs, June 15, Mustang Island State Park to Matagorda (101 miles)
Friday, June 16, Matagorda to Surfside (60 miles)
Sat, June 17, Surfside to Galveston (East Beach) (40 miles)
Details can be found on GT300 Race Info Page

Contact us at greattexasinfo@gmail.com if you have questions.
 
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!   

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!


Announcements
  • 2016 Great Texas Summary Congratulations to Team Yo Baby!, Shannon Galway and Jonathan Atwood, on winning the 14th annual Great Texas Catamaran Race.  They managed to hold off second place Team Great Texas 300, Steve Piche and Juke Ball, by 4 minutes.   Yo Baby also won the F18 Class.  Fastest elapsed time was won by Team Buoy 44, Brian Lambert and Will Rottgering.  They also won the open class. The first two legs of this year’s Great Texas were run in breezy conditions while the final two legs were conducted in lighter conditions.  The strong breeze on day 1 knocked out two teams, Sailboat Shop (broken mast) and Jack Flash (ripped main).  Fortunately, the other 8 boats were able to finish the 300 ...
    Posted Jun 19, 2016, 8:05 AM by Steve Piche
  • 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
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Congratulations to Team Yo Baby!, Shannon Galway and Jonathan Atwood, on winning the 2016 Great Texas!  They also won the F18 Class!



Congratulations to Team Buoy 44, Brian Lambert and Will Rottgering, for winning the Mike Worrell Memorial Trophy for fastest elapsed time and also winning the open class.
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