: Lakewood Yacht Club (LYC) and the Bay Access Foundation are excited to announce that Gulf Coast Mariner Magazine will be the Presenting Sponsor for the
2019 Heald Bank Race on June 28-29.
This offshore regatta will take place on the Gulf of Mexico with Spinnaker yachts sailing a triangular course of approximately 90 NM. Non-spinnaker boats will sail a two-leg course of approximately 60 NM. Sailors can also choose to participate in the more casual "Pirate Pursuit" option which will race Saturday on Galveston Bay.
The required fee for the $80 for the overnight offshore race. A $60 fee is required for the casual Saturday race. U.S. Sailing members will receive a $5 discount, and entry fees are payable by credit card or reciprocal club charge. Entry fee includes one Pirates' Pig Roast wristband and two drink tickets. This year's live entertainment will be provided by
Jerry Diaz & Hanna's Reef
"Last year's Buccaneer Bash sold out, so we are expecting another great turnout for the race and party this year," says Race Chair Bob Hunkins.
Race sponsors include the City of Seabrook, Gulf Coast Mariner Magazine, K.O. Sailing, Little Yacht Sales, Davis Marine Electronics, Kevin E. Severance Insurance, Hayes Rigging, Sea Lake Yachts, Faron Daigle-REALTOR, Bay Area Houston Magazine, Blackburn Marine, True North Marine, Texas Coast Yachts, Upstream Brokers, Texas Navy Rum, and Pelican Insurance.