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Originally delivered on 9/15/2020 11:02 am

SUBJECT: SAYRA e-newsletter September 15th


SAYRA e-newsletter Sept. 15, 2020

 Fall is here! As we look forward to this season of sailing just want to thank all the clubs that have adjusted their normal schedule of events to adjust to the new normal during Covid19. Sailors have appreciated all these opportunities to get out and be a part of the sailing action. To those looking to attend or organize events, take the K.I.S.S. approach - keep it simple, sailor

Example #1 - BYSC Pluff Mud Invitational (limited to a few regional clubs to minimize attendance) had social distancing, limited shore side 'stuff' but did have 74 sailors and 12 races over 2 days. Great job BYSC! Results HERE

Example #2 - LLSC, Thistle Old Goat event. Again, limited everything with solid safety plan and had racing... 26 boats and 4 races! Results HERE

Example #3 - Charleston Community Sailing delivered a 12 week summer sailing program. Yes 1 - 2 weeks. While I am very certain it exhausted the staff, that is what creates sailors for life - the opportunity to sail more, often! Follow them on Instagram chscommunitysailing they have some great social media posts that will make you smile! 

So thank you to all the clubs, organizations and volunteers who continue to make our sport so enjoyable! We have truly adapted and delivered great experiences for our sailors! 

For those clubs that are looking ahead to their winter schedules... now is a great time to get your club calendar organized and encourage MORE members to take the Basic Race Management course or have your program directors take the Head Instructor Course - all offered online.  Kick start your 2021 season! Online Classes listed below. 

JIYC Y-Flyer, Waszp, Lightning & J24 Regatta

 Y-Flyer and Friends regatta out of JIYC
September 26-27
Click HERE

SCYC Ocean Challenge & H20 event

Get ready for the final event of the SAYRA PHRF Series! 

October 10-11

Click HERE


LLSC Singlehanded Sailing Regatta

Calling all MC, Melges 14 and Laser sailors... 2 days of racing at LLSC 

October 10-11



Lake Norman’s Newest Fleet - Vanguard V15 Fleet 80 - 24 boats  STRONG

 “The boat doesn’t really matter, it’s the people you’re out there with” Marcel Sloane

READ MORE HERE about how this fleet of 24 came to be and why it has reenergized the shore line fun! 

US Sailing Leadership Forum

September 15th 7pm ET

Ask Youth Sailors What They Want


Plan ahead and share with your membership! Never to early to get your club organized for some online training...

US Sailing Basic Race Management Online Class INFO

US Sailing Safety at Sea Online Course INFO

US Sailing LEVEL 1 ONLINE Portion INFO

US Sailing LEVEL 3 Head Instructor Course ONLINE NOW!! INFO

US Sailing Powerboat Instructor Course HERE

US Sailing REACH STEM Middle School ONLINE Course HERE

US Sailing Basic Keelboat ONLINE Course HERE

Please don't forget the SAYRA Helen Hanley Fund is available to offset the costs of taking these US Sailing Training courses.  Encourage your club members to get certified.  More details HERE

US Sailing Member Benefit... West Marine $15 Discount - just in time for Fall sailing!

Click here for a video tutorial to see how to get your digital member card and add your West Marine US Sailing Member Discount and use it every time you shop



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