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The Gulf South has quietly produced some of this country’s strongest sailors, and while New Orleans is known as a great regional regatta destination – well, the times they are a changing. New Orleans’ West End is the ideal venue for a national caliber OD regatta. With our facilities, exceptional GYA RC, ideal seasonal weather and our joie de vivre – stand back America, because Mardi Gras Race Week has arrived.


  • February 12: Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday)
  • February 13: Recovery/Arrivals
  • February 14: Practice Races
  • February 15: OD Racing
  • February 16: OD Racing & Capdevielle
  • February 17: OD Racing & Capdevielle
  • February 23: PHRF Racing
  • February 24: PHRF Racing


Mardi Gras Race Week consists of a GYA Capdeville event as well as multiple classes of one-design racing. All classes will be considered as long as a minimum of 6 boats pre-register and advanced entry fees are received.

One Design: Viper 640, VX, Melges 32, Melges 24, Finn, MOTH, J-22, J-24, J-30, J-80, Hobie 33, Snipe, Corsair (mixed tri’s),  Club 420, Thistle, Open Flying Scott, R-19, V15, Fish Boats, Sonars, Laser, Sunfish, Optimist, etc.

PHRF racing will be held one week later.


* Minimum 6 boats required constituting a class except for Capdevielle

GYA Capdevielle – 5 Races will be scheduled in accordance with the Optional Alternate Format as described in Appendix G of the GYA Regulations for Sanctioned Events.

One Design Classes – To Be Announced at Skippers Meetings

Thanks and we hope to see you out on the water next February!