Lakewood Yacht Club Opens Registration for 2018 Harvest Moon Regatta

LYC will host the 32nd Annual Harvest Moon Regatta Oct. 25-28, which will race its usual format from Galveston to Port Aransas. Register at

The entry fee is $180 plus a Port A City Marina Docking /Rafting Fee based on length overall of your vessel. U.S. Sailing members receive a $10 discount. See Notice of Race for details.

Port Aransas has made courageous efforts to rebuild from the damage it sustained during Hurricane Harvey and is in full recovery mode. Here’s a link to the latest list of accommodations that have reopened. You can also email for a status update on specific lodging options.

This highly anticipated offshore regatta is open to seasoned racers and non-competitive sailors and is raced down the Gulf Coast under an orange-red moon reflecting off the Gulf’s dark blue waters.

Following the race, the sailboats raft up at the Port A City Marina for a fun-filled weekend that includes the Welcome Sailors Bacardi Rum Party, sponsored by original race sponsor Bacardi Rum. Close to 2,000 sailors and guests enjoy each other’s company as well as refreshing beverages, catered barbeque and live entertainment, followed by a lively awards ceremony.

Important dates to remember
Standard entry deadline, Sunday, Oct. 7
Skippers’ Meeting, Friday, Oct. 19 at LYC
Race Start, Thursday, Oct. 25 in Galveston
Welcome Sailor Rum Party, Saturday, Oct. 27 in Port A

Aside from title sponsor, Bacardi Rum, other annual sponsors include City of Seabrook, Bay Area Houston Magazine, Bank Sails, Bay Access, Blackburn Marine, Davis Marine Electronics, Faron Daigle Realtor, Fishbone Safety Solutions, Kevin Severance Insurance, Laguna Harbor, Little Yacht Sales, Mantus Anchors, Gulf Coast Mariner Magazine, Ocean Navigator, OJs Marine, Optima Marine, Pelican Insurance,, Sea Lake Yachts, Texas Coast Yachts, True North Marine, TRS Hotels and Upstream Brokers.

For additional information about HMR, email HMR Race Chairman Paul Dunphey at or call Principal Race Officer Dwight Bengtson at 832-457-5154.

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