South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association


2019 - Charleston Yacht Club

 Catie Yeager, Katie Mallory, Sarah Schaill Colarusso, Kate Weller




 Women's sailing is alive and well in SAYRA!  9 boats participated in the 1st annual SAYRA Women's Championship. ChYC and JIYC finish tied in points with ChYC breaking the tie breaker!

Thanks to all the ladies for participating and clubs for supporting their participation! 


Thank you for all the visionaries that helped make this event a reality - Naomi Van den Bergh, Patrick Chisum, Guy Mossman (PRO), Joe Wilson (Trophy Base),  Merrick Early (Metal art on top of trophy), Pricilla Parker, Dan Valoppi (photos) and Bill Wiggins (video/RC).  Women's Sailing in SAYRA is alive and well - Thank you!  Ladies rally your teams for 2020! 


Geechee Sailing Club
Carolina Yacht Club
Lake Norman Yacht Club
Charleston Yacht Club
Lake Lanier Sailing Club
Charleston Community Sailing

Hobcaw Yacht Club  







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We are sailors and one design boat racers from Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. We welcome all yacht clubs, sailing clubs, one design fleets, college and high school sailing teams, racing /cruising associations, dinghy sailors, big boat sailors and crew, and individuals to join. We sponsor races, clinics, regattas, championships, provide certified race officials, offer training in race management and other sailing activities.  



Commodore's Notes

Greetings from your Commodore....

When I was in high school and college back in the 70’s, the Commodore of SAYRA might begin this column with a comment about “the start of the racing season.”  Fact of the matter is, with the advent of technical gear, racing season is just about yearlong now, so the summer isn’t really the start of racing.  However, it does focus attention on a number of SAYRA open regattas sponsored by our member clubs.  Traveling “the Circuit” is always a ton of fun for the Key family – a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make new ones.  Those of us who have done it over the years know what I’m talking about. Continued... 


Annual Meeting Info

Thank you to everyone that participated! Please find summary of all the documents shared at this LINK.

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 Annual Meeting - Thank you!

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Welcome Sailors - Join us! Don't miss out on any of the SAYRA News - from training, events, socials, regattas and more. You will not know unless you become a SAYRA member!