The Great Texas 300
June 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 (103 miles)
Thurs, June 16, Mustang Island State Park to Matagorda (101 miles)
Friday, June 17, Matagorda to Surfside (60 miles)
Sat, June 18, 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!   

2016 Results Summary:
Team Yo Baby, Shannon Galway and Jonathan Atwood, have won the 14th annual Great Texas! They also won the F18 class. Congratulations to Team Buoy 44, Brian Lambert and Will Rottgering, who won the Mike Worrell Memorial Trophy for faster elapsed time and also won the Open Class. Check out results at http://www.gt300.com/race_results_2016

Leg 4 of the Great Texas, Saturday, June 18th
Surfside to Galveston (60 miles)

Leg 4 was sailed in a light to moderate sea breeze out of the south west shifting to the southeast.  Team Automotive Solutions took line honors while Team Next Generation was the first F18 to finish.  The fleet stayed closely bunched together and all boats finished within 20 minutes of each other.

Leg 3 of the Great Texas, Friday, June 17th
Matagorda to Surfside (60 miles)

The wind for leg 3 of the Great Texas started as a light south breeze.  Many sailors had trouble getting through the surf, however, in the end, everyone made it on to the race course.  The conditions were light but eventually a sea breeze filled in.  Team Buoy 44 took line honors, however, Team Fire, Water, Burn corrected over them.  Overall, Team Yo Baby moved back into first while Teams Buoy 44 and Great Texas remain within striking position going into the final day.

Leg 2 of the Great Texas, Thursday, June 16th
Mustang Island to Matagorda (101 miles)

Leg 2 of the Great Texas was held in 10-15 knot southeast breeze making for an excellent spinnaker reach.  Team Buoy 44 took line honors and managed to move into first place overall.  Team Yo Baby remainded in first place in the F18 fleet and second overall.  Team Fire, Water, Burn was second to the finish and first in the F18 fleet.

Leg 1 of the Great Texas, Wednesday, June 15th
South Padre to Mustang Island (103 miles)

Leg 1 of the Great Texas was run in a good stiff 15-20 knot breeze.  Team Automotive Solutions was first to the beach followed by Team Buoy 44.  However, Teams Yo Baby and Great Texas 300 corrected over both boats.  Team Yo Baby had a 13 second lead going into leg 2.  Unfortunately, Teams Sailboat Shop and Jack Flash suffered damage and had to abandon the race.


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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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