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GT300 June 11 - 14 2014

2014 Schedule

The Great Texas 300
Jun 11 - 14, 2014.

300 miles of extreme sailing at its best!
South Padre to Galveston

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!   

 
Early Registration Notice
Early registration for the Great Texas will open on April 1. If you want a chance to secure the number 1 starting spot in South Padre, you will need to be registered by April 7th. Early registration will close at end of April at which point registration at a higher rate will be open. There will be a lottery drawing at skipper's meeting for starting position for leg 1. We encourage everyone to register as early as possible!
 
Teams registered GT300 2014

1. Sailboat Shop, Rohrer/Holt
2. TCDYC, Green/??
3. Chums, Wicklund/Cerdas
4. Great Texas 300, Piche/Ball
5. Quiksilver, Beuerlein/Bettler
6. Blackburn, Maudlin/Lambert
7. Yo Baby!, Galway/Atwood

Teams committed to race GT300

1. 2 Wire Sailing, Tomko/Billings

 

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
  • 2 Wire Sailing (Tomko and Billings) Win the 2013 Great Texas Congratulations to Team 2 Wire Sailing, skipper John Tomko and crew Ian Billings for winning the 2013 Great Texas.  John and Ian dominated the F18 fleet throughout the race.  However, Team Chums, Lee Wicklund and David Cerdes sailing on a Nacra 20, did give them a run for their money for line honors.  Chums was first to the beach on Leg 1 and Leg 2. Team Chums also took home the first place trophy in the open class.Team 2 Wire Sailing also collected the trophy for fastest elapsed time and first in the F18 class.  Also collecting trophies were Quiksilver, Mike Beuerlein and Philippe Bettle, second place in F18 class, Team Monkey Business, Steve Piche and Juke Ball, third ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2013, 6:02 AM by Steve Piche
  • First Woman Skipper Finishes Great Texas Congratulations to Ingrid Bakker who was the first woman skipper to finish the Great Texas!  Ingrid hails from the Netherlands and sailed with Great Texas veteran crew Aaron McCulley.  They had to overcome some challenges to get to the finish but they did it.  The day before the race, their Nacra Infusion suffered major hull damage when the seam in the bottom of the boat split.  The boat could not be used in that condition and a replacement boat was found for her - Shannon Galway gave her his Hobie Tiger.  Unfortunately, the boat was in Houston and a relay team was put together to get the boat quickly down to South Padre.  They managed to get the boat and get ...
    Posted Jun 16, 2013, 5:44 AM by Steve Piche
  • Live Streaming Schedule for 2013 All of the starts and finishes of the Great Texas (and Dash) will be live streaming here on GT300!  Here is a schedule for the broadcasts (central time):Wednesday, June 12th9:15 am - 10:15 am:  The start of the Great Texas4:30 pm - 7:00 pm (timing depends on wind conditions):  Finish of the first leg at Mustang IslandThursday, June 13th 9:30 am - 10:15 am:  The start of the Leg 23:30 pm - 6:00 pm (timing depends on wind conditions):  Finish of the first leg at MatagordaFriday, June 14th 9:30 am - 11:00 am:  The start of the Leg 312:00 pm - 2:00 pm (timing depends on wind ...
    Posted Jun 7, 2013, 12:02 PM by Steve Piche
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Great Texas 2013 Winners
2WIRESAILING John Tomko - Ian Billings




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