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Originally delivered on 5/16/2019 9:18 am

SUBJECT: SAYRA May E-Newsletter

May E-Newsletter

SAYRA Commodore's Letter May 2019

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...       

 Throwback Thursday... SAYRA newsletter from 1962 CLICK HERE Great reminder of how far we have come in 57 years! Some of the same great conversations and events are still happening today!


Hosted by the National Safe Boating Council, this annual event is a fun, educational way to heighten life jacket awareness. Snap a picture while at work on May 17th and share on social media with the hashtags #lifejacket2work and #safeboating.



Congratulations to GT / LLSC Sailors for winning the

2019 Lightning Boat Grant Details HERE 


SAYRA QUALIFICATION PROCESS for the 2019 SAYRA Qualification Process for the U.S. Adult Sailing Championship for the Clifford D. Mallory Trophy, The U.S. Adult Sailing Championship will be held at Beverly YC, Marion, MA, September 5-8, 2019, sailed in J/80s. SAYRA qualification infoHERE  Due JUNE 15th


 Racing Strategy Seminar Presented by CORA and Speed & Smarts™

You can’t always win the race, but you can always learn something that will give you a chance of winning the next race.”  The seminar will be conducted at Carolina Yacht Club on Saturday, May 18th, starting at 8:30 AM.  It is a full day session with lunch provided.  In addition to the invaluable insights from Dave, attendees will get a printed workbook and handouts for each of the two topics.  Registration is $40 for CORA members, $60 for guests, and can be done HERE via PayPal.  More information can be found on the Speed & Smarts website.  Space is limited so sign up early.  For more information, contact CORA Rear Commodore Andy Guhl.

South Carolina YC JO Festival June 8-9 - register today HERE

Summer Safety Reminders

About to kick off your program, good reminders thanks to US Sailing Burgee Program more here

Gowrie Burgee Program Information - Program info HERE
Gowrie Safety Information HERE
Emergency Action PLAN Template HERE
Corpus Christi Sustainable Event Plan Youth Worlds HERE
Boat US Foundation Safe Boating Course - FREE - HERE
Gowrie Drone Safety HERE


Thank you to South Carolina YC for hosting the last event May 4-5!