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Originally delivered on 10/17/2019 11:01 am

SUBJECT: SAYRA e-newsletter October


SAYRA e-newsletter October 2019

FALL Sailing in SAYRA

The sailing season keeps on rolling in our area.  Looking at the calendar for October and November things don't seem to slow down, in fact it seems to be a race to 'get it all in'.  As you plan your frostbite series and winter racing calendars - don't forget to send those dates on to for inclusion on our calendar. Full calendar listing HERE
Beyond sailing, consider hosting a Race Management training session or your own Club Basics 101. For those clubs considering hosting an US Sailing Instructor course for 2020 - host details are below and we recommend you sign up early. Another idea - enlist those High School kids to help make mini-videos on topics such as: Where to find the RC Gear? Proper Club Boat tie up? Even Club Kitchen details. Short video series can help ensure successful events/equipment operation/safety at any club. 
As your club or organization plans and prepares for 2020, SAYRA Executive team hopes that you will consider sending your leadership team to the SAYRA Annual Meeting January 24-26 in Hilton Head. We are planning sessions that will be beneficial to many and opportunities for you to share/learn/engage with others in our area. To help NARROW our topic focus, we would like to here from you.  Take this 2 question survey - LINK HERE.  We thank you in advance and look for more complete details in November. 

2019 Nominations for the SAYRA Special Awards are now being accepted till December 1st

Annually SAYRA recognizes those that go above and beyond supporting our sport in our region. Please take a moment and reflect on who in your organization or group is deserving of this nomination. To Submit your nomination please email it to the email listed below. SAYRA will recognize these award recipients at the Annual Meeting in January 2020.  Complete details HERE. Complete listing of awards to share with your leadership... HERE   Please take a moment and recognize your nominee. 


J24 SAYRA takes on the WORLD!

Good luck to several SAYRA teams headed down to Miami for the J24 Worlds!  One of these boats, Women’s Team Charleston USA1829, was granted the Women’s Berth for the United States through the United States J/24 Class Association. The team is comprised of six female sailors from Charleston, SC who are actively involved in participating in and promoting local nonprofit Charleston Community Sailing’s Women on the Water Program. Keep up with all the action at FB @J24WomensTeamCharleston or Follow the event website:

US Sailing PHRF Rating Lookup
As the 2019 season winds down are you thinking of a new boat for next year? As you consider your new ride, check to see what the PHRF rating might be so you know how you stack up against the fleet.
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Jr Grand Prix is down to the final event Midlands Columbia SC (registration links below) and updated results will be posted HERE soon.  

Thank you to the more than 200 youth sailorsthat have participated in the events so far. Thank you to all the sailing organizations for supporting these youth sailors to travel and participate. 


SAYRA PHRF Offshore Champs

Only 1 event is left... 

Nov 9 - CHYC Big Boat Regatta & Oyster Roast


Lots of great PHRF Sailing going on in SAYRA! More details click here

 Upcoming area events....  

Savannah YC Leukemia Cup        Nov. 16




      Lake Lanier Halloween Regatta

PHRF, Portsmouth, Megles 14 Southern Champs, MC Regatta, GA State Laser Champs, 1 day Jr Champs Opti/C420/Bic

October 26-27



Columbia SC Midlands Regatta Nov. 1-3



The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020

When it comes to The Racing Rules of Sailing for 2017-2020, US Sailing has you covered. From printed paper rulebooks and waterproof versions to mobile device apps, US Sailing makes the rules available, whenever and wherever you want. LINK HERE for more details!



Instructor Courses 2020

SAYRA CLUBS - time to schedule your US Sailing Level 1 and 2/3 Instructor Courses. Get your summer staff certified early, during school breaks and ready for the camp season! Course information HEREIf you are interested in hosting a course at your location, please complete a Host a Course request form.  US SAILING Instructor Highlight VIDEO HERE


Save the Date!

Save the date to attend the beautiful Sonesta Resort at Hilton Head Island!  More details in November but please clubs, save the date, encourage participation and come ready to have fun! Great learning and networking opportunity for all involved. 

Quick Topic Survey CLICK HERE


Sailing Leadership Forum... 

Make plans now to attend... Check out the topics list from 2018... lots of great content planned for 2020!  

Click HERE for 2018 Schedule


Register today for a discount!

Help needed - RTP HS Sailing Program

RTP High School Sailing Program in Raleigh, North Carolina.  We are undergoing a large expansion of new sailors in our program this fall.  We are in urgent need of used 420 sailboats with sails, both in good condition.  Please let me know if your Club or if you know of other Clubs in your area that may have any boats for sale. Alan Backus – Coach, RTP HS Sailing Program or 919-606-1299


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