December 18, 2012 in GLORY
GLORY exists to provide a voice for gays and lesbians in the sport of sailing and to encourage and assist individual sailors, clubs and teams.
May 10, 2013 in Uncategorized
A nice report from the first Gay Games Sailing Regatta by Jim Provenzano of the Bay Area Reporter in San Francisco.
It includes mention of the creation of GLORY during the regatta. Full text here.
“No other more visually showcases the geographic beauty of Sydney than sailing. With Sydney Harbour Bridge and the skyline in the background, a dozen San Franciscans and various other sailors enjoyed watching the first leg of sailing’s first time inclusion…….
…..Since the Games, sailors have formed an international gay and lesbian sailing group to promote and support gay sailors, and to lobby for the inclusion of the event at future Gay Games.”
We’ve come a long way since!
March 13, 2013 in GG9
Tartan Marine Company just signed a Sponsorship Agreement to supply Gay Games 9 with 20 new 26-foot Tartan One Design for the sailing regatta.
Tartan has become one of the first platinum sponsors and major sponsor for sailing.
Detailed plans and specs of the boats are due on or before May 1.
Congratulations to all involved in getting this agreement signed.
March 11, 2013 in Uncategorized
3 out of the 5 cities bidding to host the Gay Games in 2018 have included sailing. They are London, Limerick and Paris. The other bidders are Amsterdam and Orlando.
The bid books from all of the bidders can be found at 2018.gaygames.org
The bidders have all indicated that the sailing regatta will take place at nearby fresh-water lakes or reservoirs with sailing facilities. However, while the websites for the regatta venues indicates that they can run the event – none of them would seem to have enough identical boats.
They all have a number of 2-person dinghies for rental (catamarans for the Paris venue) but they don’t have enough identical boats to be able to accommodate the number of competitors expected, nor do they have enough spinnaker boats for the Competitive division.
Also, the Red Book for sailing suggests that 3-4 person keelboats are preferred to dinghies as these allow a wider range of participants to take part.
GLORY has asked them to clarify the type and number of boats they expect to provide.
The registration for sailing at Gay Games 9 Cleveland+Akron 2014 is now open!
The CrewFinder system will be available on glorysailing.org very shortly enabling skippers to find crew and crew to find skippers.