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Originally delivered on 11/3/2020 10:01 am

SUBJECT: SAYRA e-newsletter November 2020


SAYRA e-newsletter Nov. 2nd, 2020

US Sailing RSA (Regional Sailing Associations) Representative Update - Treez Decker

As you may have noticed through US Sailing and SAYRA communications throughout this year, the very positive thing that has come out of 2020 is the wealth of information now available online, for both youth and adults.  If you have already done so, take some time to visit, and browse the Starboard Portal, One Design Central, Youth Racing Central, and Cruising & Chartering Resources--all new resources this year.  A great way to stay up to date and informed is to subscribe to a channel, or a newsletter, etc. 


Of necessity, a number of US Sailing courses have also moved partially or completely online this year, including Level 1 Instructor/Trainer (3 days online, 2 days in person), and Basic Race Management and Club Judge seminars. See below for links to calendars and more information. Take advantage and plan your winter courses. 

Having SAYRA’s own Martine Zurinskas serving as Secretary on the US Sailing Board the past couple of years has further strengthened SAYRA’s already strong relationship with US Sailing.  As part of her responsibilities, she has provided a summary of board meetings.  Here is the summary for October LINK.

US Sailing’s Annual Meeting and Town Hall are scheduled for this Saturday, November 7 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM; you can join by following the link on the Starboard Portal.  


Developing the Racing Rules of Sailing for 2021-2024: An interview with US Sailing Race Administration Director, Matt Hill

Want to know how the new Racing Rules of Sailing for 2021-2024 all came together? Learn more about all the work put in by US Sailing committee volunteers and staff to make this happen every four years in this discussion with US Sailing Race Administration Director, Matt Hill. LINK

For those that want a head start on the new rules... CHEK IT OUT HERE!

Thanks Matt and team at US Sailing! 


US Sailing Instructor COURSES

ONLINE Level 3 Course starts Dec 4 LINK

ONLINE Level 1 Course PART 1 several to chose from

IN PERSON Level 1 PART 2 (2 day in person) CLICK HERE for available courses



US Sailing Race Management Class ONLINE Zoom Class

 Classes being added often HERE

Get a head start on the 2021 RC Season!

 2020 US Sailing Annual Appeal

TOGETHER WE Make An Impact

GROW Youth Sailing  STRIVE for US Sailing Team Success  ACHIEVE Greater Opportunities for Women  BUILD Access for New Sailors

Your contribution helps US Sailing develop innovative and dynamic programs like the Starboard Portal, Reach Education program, Youth Advisory Board, the Skill Up app, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, Adaptive Sailing initiatives, single-gendered training courses, essential initiatives for women, and support our resilient US Sailing Team athletes training efforts for the Olympic Games.

Your generosity is indispensable to the success and growth of sailing around the country. TOGETHER WE are a community and your impact as volunteers, donors, and members extend to all levels of sailing.

More information HERE



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