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Originally delivered on 7/16/2020 10:00 am

SUBJECT: SAYRA July e-newsletter

July e-Newsletter

Be safe and be LOCAL

So many of our favorite open events have been cancelled this year (sad not see our friends and catch up post race stories) but now it is the time of social distancing, safe sailing and thinking local. Stay home, wear a mask, stop the spread and participate in your local events (socially distanced of course). Are you a sailor with some talents both on the water or on shore? Now is the time to give back and support the grass roots sailing. Consider teaching a social distancing rigging clinic to your local fleet or volunteer to help your junior program as a guest coach/speaker mask on, teach others how to operate a scoring program... or just spend some time organizing your clubs RC equipment closet (everyone has one that needs a mid-season clean out/up)!  Find a way to pitch in and give back to our sport in your own way! It is a great time to strengthen our sport at the grassroots level (socially distanced & masked of course).... so when the restrictions lift we can encourage more to join us out on the water. 

Reminder... for all those businesses that have contributed to your youth sailing fundraisers or as regatta/event sponsors, now is the time to support them back. 

Throw back Thursday! Check this old SAYRA newsletter from 1962  1962 Newsletter 

 Thursday, July 16 at 2pm EDT

Live Drill Training with First Responders featuring Liam Faudree and Jessica Jones

US Sailing #membershipmatters 

  Club Race Officer Training now ONLINE

A Club Race Officer is expected to be able to properly run any race normally conducted at his or her local sailing organization, including organizing the race committee, writing sailing instructions and scoring the event. This is a 3 x (2.5hr) session program that provides Q&A, study material and resources to be a better sailor and race official. Race Management Class NOW ONLINE


Let's see what hidden talent you've got! We're hosting a Virtual Junior Olympic Festival and the hidden talent is just 1️⃣ of 4️⃣ challenges you can take part in! Register today (it's FREE for US Sailing members - not a member? join or renew and get a festival t-shirt!) All the details - here:

Get all the scoop here - great activities for sailing programs! CLICK HERE



  • August 8-9th, CORA is having their annual Savannah Cup, an overnight race from Charleston Harbor to Savannah River Channel marker. The race is followed by a small social at the Westin in downtown Savannah. Dockage is available at the Westin and special room rates will be available. Contact CORA Rear Commodore for more info:
  •  August 22nd Low Country Hook Race, an offshore race from Harbour Town in Calibogie Sound to the Landings in the Wilmington River. This short offshore day race is great fun and is expecting 15 plus boats to participate.  Discounted dockage at the Harbour Town Yacht Basin and the Landings is available. For more information reach out to Douglas Powelson at or visit   
  • SYC’s Wassaw Cup August 29th-20th Weekend. This is a 2-day around the buoys and government mark fleet racing regatta. This annual event is one not to be missed as you can enjoy the finest aspects of big boat river racing. Contact SYC’s Adam Young,,  and Charlie Usher,, for more information.