Commodores Corner


2023 is in full swing with many clubs having season opening events traditionally known as the "commissioning" marks the beginning of the sailing season. I pause to reflect on all the hard work and dedication by those that have gone before us in leadership at clubs, community organizations and SAYRA, thank you for charting our course. For a list of SAYRA Past Commodores CLICK HERE, as Commodore I look up to this group many are my current mentors, big hiking boots to fill. 


Very excited to announce the 2023 SAYRA Club Championship will be held at South Carolina YC in Harbor 20s July 22-23. This is a combined weekend of Womens Champs and Club Champs. Please organize your club teams. Who will be the SAYRA Club Champions in 2023? More information coming. Thank you to Scott and Sarah for being creative with a new location and format! Thank you to SCYC for hosting. 


2023 Jr Grand Prix Schedule (NOR and updated code of ethics) is also included in this email please encourage your junior sailors to try just one event this year, sailing at a new location can build confidence and gain new friends!


Charleston Race Week is back April 20-23, Randy and team are looking forward to a great year. I was lucky enough to sail in 2022 and helped with RC in 2019, it is bucket list must do event! Thanks to Charleston for providing the best southern hospitality.


Lots of events have been loaded on the SAYRA Calendar, please plan out your season of sailing and plan on traveling to a few! If your clubs open event is not listed, please just email to 


let me know if I can help in anyway, 

Martine Zurinskas, Commodore SAYRA



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