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Originally delivered on 7/17/2019 12:35 pm

SUBJECT: SAYRA July E-Newsletter

July E-Newsletter

SAYRA Notes July 2019

Thank you to everyone who is out supporting sailing this summer... volunteering on shore, on the water, supporting our youth programs, hitting the regatta circuit, sailing at your local club and most of all just enjoying sailing.  

 Teaching & Coaching Fundamentals Online

Created through a partnership project with the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, Teaching and Coaching Fundamentals Online (TCFO) is a free, online course that merges the worlds of teaching and coaching. Launched this past spring, it's being implemented in a number of US Sailing instructional courses in 2019. All Race Administration Seminar Leaders, Instructors, Coaches and Instructor Trainers and Safety at Sea Seminar Leaders must have completed TCFO by December 31, 2019. or at their earliest re-certification point-- whichever comes first -- in order for their certification to remain valid.  CLICK HERE


US Adult Sailing Championship for the Mallory Trophy
SAYRA has endorsed a team organized and skippered by John Mellnik, of Lake Norman Yacht Club.  John and his team have not been actively campaigning in recent years, but are all excellent sailors anxious to get back to championship sailing.  (John has sailed in the Mallory twice, and his only over-30 crew was his skipper back in 2007, when John was 16.  Liz Chambers, also 16 at the time, sailed on the SAYRA team in the Adams that year.) John's team includes: - John Mellnik, Lake Norman Yacht Club, Mike Mergenthaler, Lake Norman Yacht Club, Elizabeth Chambers, SAYRA (formerly LNYC), Elisabeth Whitener, SAYRA (formerly LNYC), Carter Little, SAYRA. The Adult Championship will be sailed from Beverly YC, Marion, MA, Sept. 5-8, using J/80s. 
Good luck TEAM SAYRA! 


Go sailing or be a part of the volunteer team! 

Charleston YC Open Regatta July 19-21 CLICK HERE

Carolina YC Open Regatta July 26-28 CLICK HERE

Carolina YC NC Open Regatta August 2-4 CLICK HERE


SAYRA Club Championship Sept 14th- Countdown is on to see what club will top the leaderboards for 2019!  4 teams have registered - Lake Lanier SC, Lake Norman YC, Carolina SC, Augusta SC, LaserD12! More information HERE

Congratulations to Carolina YC NC - here come the Laser GIRLS!

CYCNC will be the proud host of the 2020 US Junior Women's Singlehanded Championships in Radial/4.7 Lasers.  This is a huge honor and the first time this event has been hosted in SAYRA. Thank you to CYCNC for stepping up and submitting an application. SAYRA Youth ladies - get those boats ready - you have 1 year before the event!  If your club is interested in hosting a US Sailing Championship, let us know! Check out the 2019 program for event details, HERE



 2020 Sailing Leadership Forum

Registration is now open for the Sailing Leadership Forum.  The SLF will be held Feb. 6-8, 2020 at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa.  Clubs should consider sending a representative to this conference, where there are many opportunities for networking, best practice sharing, and valuable information about what is happening with sailing in the US.  "Instructors, coaches, race officers, program directors, class/fleet leaders, yacht club management, organization leaders, and volunteers will find key takeaways from this pioneering event."  Find information and register at .

Do you have something to present or discuss that you think would be of use to attendees at the SLF?  US Sailing is looking for presenters;