Champions and Championships
The Crescent, owned by the Hamilton brothers, raced in the Fourth of July regatta of 1897 at La Porte, off Sylvan Beach in Galveston Bay. After this regatta, the Houston Yacht Club was formed.
Despite the ravages of the Spanish American War and the Great Storm of 1900, regattas were held at Seabrook and Galveston in the early years as well.
In 1921, members of the Houston Launch Club arrived in Pensacola for the Lipton Fish Class challenge.
Mississippi Valley Power Boat Regatta was held in July 1927, hosted by the Houston Yacht Club in the same year that the club moved to Galveston Bay.
The Houston Yacht Club hosted the national Lipton Cup competition in 1929, only two years after moving into its home on Galveston Bay at Shoreacres.
The club would go on to host many more regional, national and international competitions in Galveston Bay. Many of the club's sailors have also gone on to compete nationally and internationally, including Olympic sailors John Kolius and Charlie Ogletree.