Here is the official announcement from the TCDYC officers:
We will continue to monitor Rita - which is likely to reach Hurricane status in the next few hours and is currently projected to make landfall at West Galveston island on Saturday afternoon (although Hurricane prediction this far out is subject to average errors measured in hundreds of miles).
On Tuesday afternoon we will review the latest forecast information from the National Hurricane Center and make one of three decisions:
(1) Defer the regatta to the weekend of October 15th
(2) Delay our decision by no more than 24 hours (Wed pm)
(3) Decide to go ahead with the regatta (looking unlikely based on current information).
Keep watching http://texascitydike.com
for the latest information.
Commodore, Texas City Dike Yacht Club [Fleet 8]