Texas Youth Race Week began in 1991 from the Galveston Bay Tri-Club Regatta, but it traces its origins back to the first invitational Ragnot Regatta of 1961. TYRW was designated a US SAILING Junior Olympic event in 1997.

The 2017 Texas Youth Race Week will mark 20 years as a US SAILING Junior Olympic event.

We are working on compiling a history of Texas Youth Race Week on Galveston Bay. If you have photos or memories of this event, please contact Marie Wise at sailmom@gmail.com.


Oral History

Texas Youth Race Week oral history interview with Catherine and John Focke
Part of the Digital Scholarship Archive at Rice University’s Woodson Research Center

Daily First Shirts
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John Focke’s son, Wulf Focke with a quilt of daily first shirts through the years. July 22, 2016

With a star for each first, these shirts have a long history at Texas Youth Race Week.  The shirt design is by HYC P/C John Focke.