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.


 

Upcoming Meetings

Upcoming Meeting Items will be posted here. We welcome any suggestions and attendance is open. Board meeting are scheduled on the first Monday of the Month and the venues rotate between participating clubs.

The Board is currently on hiatus for the summer of 2017 and will reconvien

Past Meetings Minutes

Meting minutes will be posted here for everyone.


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), sponsored a US Sailing Association (USSA) race officer training program to increase the number and availability of certified race officers in Maine, conducted informative and instructional racing seminars, and introduced a novice/new racer membership program. When asked, GMORA members and directors have been race officers, judges, and race management teams at sanctioned GMORA regattas, such as in 2006 when GMORA race officers assisted/conducted the 2006 Centerboard Yacht Club, Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club, the Camden-Castine, and the MS Regattas.

Officers

  • President – Matthew Minson    matthew.minson85@gmail.com
  • Vice President – Sam Maloney
  • Treasurer – JP Bilodeau
  • Secretary – Rob Meharg
  • Fleet Captains – Josh Biermann
  • Fleet Captains – Graham Fitch
  • Fleet Captains – Bill Hunt

Committee Members

  • Scoring Committee – Bill Duggan
  • Handicapping – Don Logan
  • Communications Committee – Lauryn Smith, Keith Gibson
  • Yearbook Committee – Bo Yoder
  • Awards/Banquet Committee – Peter Ocampo
  • Shorthanded Fleet Rep – Justin Andrus

Purpose

A race management (RM) committee of GMORA exists to assist member organizations in the direct planning, organization, and conduct of sanctioned GMORA regattas. This RM activity of GMORA is consistent with the notion that GMORA is a service organization for its members and member organizations and that it remains dedicated to improving the quality and participation in GOM racing.

Policies

GMORA has policies, procedures, and personnel designed to aid member organizations in regatta management. They are:

It is a policy of GMORA to provide gratis qualified race officers, judges, and other race management personnel to member yacht clubs and organizations.

It is a policy of GMORA to provide gratis race management consultation services, including sample template race documents,that may be accessed by member organizations. The race documents include the Notice of Race, the Sailing Instructions, and other miscellaneous documents in use at sanctioned regattas.

Procedures

There are no formal procedures in place for requesting race management assistance. Just ask GMORA.

Requests for assistance should be made to the GMORA president or to the committee chair. GMORA will make every attempt to support its member organizations. The ability for GMORA to respond to requests and assist member organizations may be affected by the time limitations and prior commitments of resources.