October 17-20 • Gulf of Mexico (Galveston to Port Aransas)
With the focus on making Galveston Bay a beautiful, clean place to enjoy, the 2013 Annual Harvest Moon Regatta® (HMR) will be run as a “Clean Regatta” which is sponsored by the Save the Sea Foundation.
Slated for October 17 – 20 this fall, the Harvest Moon Regatta® is a 150 nautical mile off-shore race from Galveston to Port Aransas hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club (LYC). “As a new initiative, the Harvest Moon Regatta committee is asking all racers to run a clean race. So, the HMR will be doing its part in running a clean regatta,” stated Harvest Moon Regatta® Chairman Tom Frankum.
To run a clean regatta, paper less processing for the race will be employed and recycled paper will be used by the LYC staff in producing HMR documents, to name just a few examples on how HMR is working with other entities to help make Galveston Bay and other bodies of water a clean and enjoyable experience for every boater.
Other examples include HMR providing every racer with a reusable water container to be used by the crew on every race boat. In addition, HMR is providing environmentally cleaning products to every boat.
HMR sponsor Bay Access, which is a not-for-profit, charitable organization fostering amateur boating, has also agreed to join the “Clean Regatta” team and will do their part in helping to keep Galveston Bay a beautiful and clean place.
To register to race in the Harvest Moon Regatta® go to the website www.harvestmoonregatta.com. To learn more about the “Clean Regatta” please click on clean regatta to take the reader to the Save the Sea Foundation/Clean Regatta website for more information.
Racers should know that there will be a Roundtable Safety Seminar for them on Sat., Sept. 14, followed by an Early Entry Party sponsored by Bacardi Rum U.S.A. that evening at Lakewood Yacht Club’s ballroom, 2425 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, TX.