For Immediate Release

Lakewood Yacht Club Releases Notice of Race for Annual Harvest Moon Regatta

Seabrook, TX:  Lakewood Yacht Club (LYC) to host the  31 st Annual Harvest Moon Regatta┬« October 5-8. 

"Registration is now open for the 2017 Harvest Moon Regatta," says HMR Regatta Chair Paul Dunphey. "The notice of race (NOR), registration link and other relevant information can be found 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 NOR for details.   

"This 150-mile offshore regatta from Galveston to Port Aransas has become a favorite tradition among sailing enthusiasts," says LYC Fleet Captain Rex Bettis.

The October weather along the Texas Gulf Coast is favorable for offshore racing, and the gorgeous red moon reflecting off the Gulf's dark blue waters can be awe inspiring.

Open to all serious as well as non-competitive sailors; the regatta will begin with multiple starts on the afternoon of Thursday, October 5 in front of Galveston's Pleasure Pier, where spectators can watch the action before driving down to Port Aransas to enjoy the numerous festivities.
Previous HMRs have had more than 200 participants which amounted to close to 2,000 crew and guests descending on the Port Aransas City Marina. Post-race activities include the not-to-miss, Saturday afternoon W elcome Sailors Bacardi Rum Party, sponsored by original race sponsor Bacardi Rum. Camaraderie over catered bar-be-que and refreshing beverages, followed by a lively awards ceremony make for a fun and memorable evening. 

Aside from title sponsor, Barcardi Rum, other annual sponsors include City of Seabrook, Bay Access, Blackburn Marine, Davis Marine Electronics, Little Yacht Sales, True North Marine, OJs Marine and  Upstream Brokers

Learn the ins and outs of offshore racing at HMR 101: Intro to Offshore Sailing, which will take place at LYC August 12th. This class is highly recommended for anyone who hasn't sailed HMR or an offshore race before.

Contact HMR Race Chair Paul Dunphey for information at or call Principal Race Officer Dwight Bengtson at 832-457-5154.
Start of 2016 Harvest Moon Regatta by LYC member Jimmy Rogers
Media Contact:
Foy Curley 
Marketing & Membership Director
Lakewood Yacht Club
Lakewood Yacht Club Drive
Seabrook, TX 77586