For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Foy Curley
Membership Director
281-474-2511, ext. 217
Bay Access Sailing Foundation Opens Registration for the 2019 Harvest Moon Regatta
Don't miss the 33rd Annual Offshore Regatta from Galveston to Port Aransas!
Seabrook, TX: Lakewood Yacht Club will host the 33rd Harvest Moon Regatta ® Oct.10-13.

This annual regatta is a fun-for-all occasion. From highly competitive racers to those who just want a reason to cruise down the Gulf Coast under the bright orange moon, HMR is a highly anticipated regatta. Non-sailors rendezvous in Port A on their powerboats, RVs, cars and motorcycles to enjoy the spectacular Bacardi-sponsored rum party at the Port A City Pavilion.

The race entry fee is $200 plus a City Marina Docking/Rafting Fee based on the overall length of your vessel. U.S. Sailing members will get a $10 discount off the race entry fee.

The Bacardi Welcome Sailors Rum Party, BBQ dinner and awards party will be Saturday night, Oct. 12. Wrist bands for the BBQ dinner and Bacardi Rum Party will be available for purchase Aug. 1 along with this year's merchandise offerings.

The Early Registration Deadline is Friday, Aug. 2. Entries received by this date will receive two complimentary Harvest Moon Regatta T-Shirts valued at $50.

Register here . The Notice of Race can be found at under the Race Information tab.

Important dates to remember
  • Early registration deadlineFriday, Aug. 2 
  • HMR Safety Day, Saturday, Sep. 14 at LYC
  • Standard entry deadlineSunday, Sep. 15
  • Skippers' Meeting, Friday, Oct. 4 at LYC
  • Race StartThursday, Oct. 10 in Galveston
  • Bacardi Welcome Sailor Rum PartySaturday, Oct. 12 in Port A.

Bay Access is the organizing authority. The 2019 race sponsors include Title Sponsor Bacardi Rum, City of Seabrook, Bay Area Houston Magazine, Gulf Coast Mariner Magazine, Insurance Navigators, Davis Marine Electronics, Upstream Brokers, Texas Coast Yachts, Faron Daigle Realtor, Little Yacht Sales, Pelican Insurance Agency, Y.E.S., True North Marine, Sea Lake Yachts, Thomas Bates Accessories, Hayes Rigging, Coast Guard Foundation, Marine Max, TMCA,, Mantus Anchors, Optima Marine, Ocean Navigator, Pleasure Pier, Boaters' Retail Shop of Texas, Life is Good Magazine, and West Marine.

For additional information, contact Harvest Moon Regatta® Chair Duane Guidry via email at or contact the Principal Race Officer, David Comeaux at or 832-993-5933.

For Sponsorship opportunities, contact

Harvest Moon Regatta is a registered trademark of Lakewood Yacht Club.
2018 HMR Photo by Steve Fitzgerald
About Lakewood Yacht Club
Lakewood Yacht Club is the only yacht club on Clear Lake and has one of the best marinas in the Greater Houston and Galveston communities. LYC is a private, member-owned club with great amenities. Located on 38 beautifully landscaped acres in the NE corner of Clear Lake, LYC provides its members with an exceptional environment for social, boating and other water activities.