Bay-Waveland Yacht Club
Bay-Waveland Yacht Club of Bay St. Louis MS
The 2004 One-Design Club Award goes to the Bay-Waveland Yacht Club which is a club with 375 members that has been in existence since 1896. Located on the Gulf Coast in the Bay St. Louis, MS, Bay-Waveland has a long and proud history of supporting one-design sailing on and off the water.
In 2004, Bay-Waveland held 8 open regattas with 51 races. In addition, Wednesday night summer races were held with 123 skippers participating all on the same line through a handicapping system. And through this series, can you believe that only 4 races were cancelled due to Gulf Coast weather? Bay-Waveland also hosted 4 major class events in 2004, and club members are the recipients of 17 major class titles for 2004.
In the junior arena, Bay-Waveland are the host to a local high school sailing program helping the team get started and assisting in the acquisition of boats. Their junior program has four sessions throughout the summer, raising future sailors in sailing camps with 80 participants.
With pedigree and enthusiasm like this, It is my pleasure to present the 2004 Club Award to Commodore Michael Haas of the Bay-Waveland Yacht Club.