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  • 27 Sep 2017 9:43 AM | Kevin Bayes (Administrator)

    The race results for the Labor Day Regatta and the Swift Creek Cup have been posted to the GRSA Website under Racing and the Race Results.

  • 23 Jul 2017 7:49 PM | Kevin Bayes (Administrator)


    It's time to PLUNDER and PILLAGE the land and sea.

    Gather all ye Scallywags and Buckos, for we will have a real fun day of sailing and Pirate shindigs.


    11:00 am   Captain's Meeting
    12:oo pm   Battle for Swift Creek
    2: 00 pm Collecting the Treasure  
    5:00 pm Swashbuckling Social Hour
    6:00 pm Time for Grub (Dinner)
    7:00 pm Dancing

    * There will be Pirate fun on the water

    *Come as you will or dress like a Pirate

    *Music provided by Black Tie Entertainment, Dancing provided by you and the other Scallywags

    We be serving Pirate Fare

    • Hot dogs, Hamburgers, Boca burgers with all the fixings
    • Potato salad, cucumber salad, chips
    • Ice cream sundaes
    • Sodas, water and lemonade will be provided

    **Bring your own grog 

    **Ice will be provided in the large cooler. Please feel free to scoop ice into the Red Buckets provided on the tables.

    15 Doubloons for Pirates ($15 adults)

    8 Doubloons for Buckos ($8 kids)




    Cameron Richards
    GRSA Social Committee Chair


  • 06 Jul 2017 4:14 PM | Kevin Bayes (Administrator)

    Thanks to all those volunteers who helped the Social Committee make it a huge success, we could not have done it without you.

  • 06 Jul 2017 9:47 AM | Kevin Bayes (Administrator)

    Aarg Matey's
    The Pirates are landing at GRSA on August 5!!! Come as you are or dressed as a pirate, but join in the activities and dance the night away with a DJ. Details coming soon.

    The Champagne Brunch will be held August 12. The Social Committee is challenging all you nautical buffs to find a nautical Champagne flute, Bloody Mary or Mimosa glass. We will have a prize for the most creative. Details coming soon.

    Cameron Richards – Social Chairperson

  • 29 Mar 2017 9:43 AM | Kevin Bayes (Administrator)

    A Look Back at GRSA’s 2017 Chili Cook-off

    Weather was clear, yet the wind was blustery, and the temperatures were down into the 40’s.  The last race of the Frostbite was canceled due to the excessive winds of this winter season, however the Chili cook-off got the social season off to a resounding start. 

    There were 12 outstanding, stupendous, flavorful, hot, medium, and mild Chilies to sample.  There was a flavor for every pallet! 

    The winner was Marty Cookson, receiving a $50.00 gift certificate to the Grill at Waterford.  Congratulations to Marty!

    Thank You for coming out and taste testing our Club’s master chief delights.        

    Cameron Richards – Social Chairperson

  • 21 Feb 2017 4:48 PM | Kevin Bayes (Administrator)

    The GRSA Board of Directors are proposing the following amendment to the Membership section of the GRSA By-Laws. The proposed change is highlighted. The Board will vote on the amendment at the next Board meeting, Monday, March 13.

    Article IV Membership

    Section 11

    "Membership shall be limited to those persons who own a sailboat to be used upon the waters of the Swift Creek Reservoir (SCR), with the exception of the Social members as noted in section 13.  Individuals making application for membership must clearly indicate their intentions and purpose for wishing to have membership in the Association upon their application.  Persons who are granted membership contingent upon purchasing a sailboat suitable for use on the SCR shall have until December 31st of the year they are offered membership to acquire such a craft.  If they have not acquired a craft by December 31st, their membership automatically terminates.  No other non-sailing watercraft may be stored or used at the GRSA site by such members who are admitted under this article until compliance is proven to the satisfaction of theBoard or with Board approval.  Failure to comply with this article will cause the possible denial of membership renewal."

    GRSA Board of Directors

  • 19 Apr 2016 8:08 AM | Nicole Chappell (Administrator)

    Greater Richmond Sailing Association is a US Sailing MVP Club. Through our MVP Partnership, you’ll receive up to 20% off your US Sailing membership dues.  The club will receive a portion of your dues in our US Sailing MVP account to expand access to US Sailing programs:  train instructors, host seminars, purchase program materials and supplies, etc. 

  • 09 Jul 2015 12:15 PM | Nicole Chappell (Administrator)

    Our annual Pirate Battle and Party are coming up on August 15th. It’s probably the best day of the year at GRSA … and this year we have the return of a special treat. At 7:00, B2B will be plugging in and getting all you pirates out on the dance floor. The band performed for us a number of years ago … they had a great time and so did we. So make sure you block the date on your calendar. Additional info on registering will be coming to you when details are settled.

    Here’s a link to a home-made video from their last performance at GRSA. 

    And if you want to see or hear more of their performances elsewhere, visit their website here:

  • 26 Jun 2015 3:24 PM | Nicole Chappell (Administrator)

    Boats & Bow Ties Memorial Regatta & Gala

    July 25th, 2015, 12:00 noon

    This event is the first annual opportunity to celebrate life and community to benefit the Tyler Patnaude Foundation. You can register for the regatta, to be held at GRSA,  at A dinner with live music and silent auction will be held at Celebrations on the Reservoir from 6:30 to 9:30. Tickets for the gala are $35 per person, and can be purchased on the web site above. For more information, visit

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