Mission & People

The Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association is a not-for-profit, charitable corporation formed to act as an amateur athletic organization to promote yacht racing, including international yacht racing, in the ocean waters of the Gulf of Maine.

GMORA is a welcoming community where members enjoy a variety of racing activities, learn from one another, and cultivate a rich and proud legacy of sailboat racing. GMORA encourages members at every stage of life to partake in membership opportunities to socialize, build skills, and make friends with other members who love the water.

Board & Committee Members

The primary mission of the Gulf of Maine Ocean Racing Association (GMORA) is to foster high levels of race management, sportsmanship, fairness, and participation in sailboat racing in Maine.

In support of that mission, GMORA has assumed the responsibility of PHRF-New England handicapping for the Gulf of Maine Fleet (GOM), sponsors US Sailing Association (USSA) race officer training programs to increase the number and availability of certified race officers in Maine, conducts informative and instructional racing seminars, and introduced a novice/new racer mentorship program. When asked, GMORA members and directors have been race officers, judges, and race management teams at sanctioned GMORA regattas, MS Harborfest, Junior Olympic events, and the International Atlantic Cup Class 40 Regatta, among others.


  • President – Brent Sullivan

  • Vice President – Katie Drake

  • Treasurer – Bill Richards

  • Secretary – JM Payne

  • Boothbay Fleet Representative – Absent

  • Casco Bay Fleet Representative – Absent

  • Eastern Regional Fleet Representative – Absent

  • Penobscot Bay Representative - Graham Fitch

Committee Members

  • Scoring Committee – Don Logan

  • Handicapping – Don Logan

  • Communications Committee – Absent

  • Yearbook Committee – Nicole Barna

  • Awards/Banquet Committee – Absent

  • Shorthanded Fleet Rep – Justin Andrus


Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Meeting Items are sent out to our members via email. We welcome any suggestions and attendance is encouraged. Board meeting are scheduled on the first Monday of the month, and the venues rotate between participating clubs.


Past Meetings Minutes

Meeting minutes are sent out via email to the membership, and past minutes may be requested by emailing info@gmora.org