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Originally delivered on 3/15/2021 2:00 pm

SUBJECT: SAYRA e-Newsletter March 2021


SAYRA e-newsletter March 2021


Greetings from the Helm,
It was a year ago that I participated in my last Covid Free Regatta… new words that are now used… social distance; mask on; zoom competitors’ meetings; the new normal.
Today there is a lot of positive news on opening back up; vaccine rollouts; regattas and club commissioning are happening. We have learned a lot which I think will make us stronger, how to market and have conversations via zoom, strong family, and local events. Make sure you get your events on the SAYRA Calendar and look to see what get things are happing in our area.
I would like to thank Windy Key for taking on the head of the Helen Hanley Fundshe takes over from David Reddaway; thank you David for your service to SAYRA!
Stay safe, if I can do anything for you, or your club please reach out to me.
Pete Marriott, SAYRA Commodore

    Did you miss the Lunch-n-Learn? We taped!

   Becoming the BEST Organizing Authority you can be!

Lunch-n-Learn 3/3/21  

 Presentation 3/3/21

U.S. Coast Guard announces new law requiring use of engine-cut off devices.


2021 US Offshore Championship

September 24-26 @ Naval Academy

The U.S. Offshore Championship is a fleet racing competition in offshore keelboats on a closed course except for one long-distance race.

Teams representing each of the US Sailing Areas are seeded through Area eliminations or by sailing resume, plus one U.S. Naval Academy team. Each team must have competed in at least five regattas in IRC, ORC, ORR, PHRF, Offshore One Design, Offshore Level Class Racing, or Portsmouth Numbers rating systems in its respective Area during the current season

Application Information

2021 SAYRA PHRF Offshore Series

Ready for a great year - check out the schedule and NOR online HERE.


USA Sailing Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals are the spark that ignite a lifelong love for racing


Every year 4,000+ young sailors join in the fun and excitement of Junior Olympic Sailing Festivals.  These events improve racing skills, connect young sailors with new friends and serve as a gateway to future opportunities in the sport. A JO event at your club can energize your youth program through a mix of competition and fun sailing activities for sailors at all levels. Junior Olympic Sailing is coordinated by US Sailing and sponsored nationally by Sperry and New England RopesHOST A JO in 2021

Chubb U.S. Junior Championship

Eastern Yacht Club, Marblehead, MA, August 10-13

Area D Semi-Finals June 24-26 Fairhope Yacht Club, AL–

Singlehanded Qualifier (sailed in Laser Radial BYOB)

Doublehanded Qualifier (sailed in Club 420 BYOB)

Quadruplehanded  Qualifier (sailed in Vipers)

Questions - Area D Coordinator for Chubb U.S. Jr  Champs: Dan Machowski  843-343-7141  cell


CAMP SEA GULL October 8-11

Type of Event: Invitation Only - APPLICATION GUIDE

2020 Fleets: 29er, International 420, Laser, Laser Radial, Nacra 15, iQFoil

Competitors shall not reach their 20th birthday by December 31, and must be eligible to compete per the Notice of Race.

Coaching is provided for all competitors by US Sailing’s Youth National Coach and team of Fleet Coaches


U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship

Rochester Yacht Club, Rochester, NY

June 23-27




Cruising and Chartering Resources – includes videos like “How to Anchor a Sailboat” and “Using a Windlass”, but also contains information on 10 Reasons to Sail a Catamaran, Bareboat Cruising, Planning Your Cruise, How to Remain Aboard, Weather Forecasting, and Sharing the Seas

International Proficiency Certificate© (for bareboat chartering in the European Union)

Use your US Sailing membership for access to these great discounts.


US Powerboating VIDEOS

Check out these VERY helpful videos to use in your programs, clubs or to prepare those instructors for their Level 1 testing.  Share this link with your parents and students that will be taking Level 1 in the next 2-3 years. OR use it with your membership as a skills refresher weekly tip. Might help limit the embarrassing docking moments! Important they start working on their skills sooner verses later!



Deep South Regatta - Savannah Yacht Club, Savannah, GA

March 26-27

Notice of Race and On-Line Registration Link
Note that there is NO day of registration for the Deep South. On-line registration closes Sunday, March 21, 2021. 


Charleston Race Week 2021

A Regatta unlike ANY other! 

April 8-11, 2021 

Event Details

Thank you to all the SAYRA Volunteers and sailors for making this premiere event so popular in our SAYRA back yard!  

Helen Hanley Funding AVAILABLE 

Don't forget sailors - The HH Fund is available to support SAYRA participation in US Sailing regional and national championships, US Sailing training programs, and national level USODA events. You must apply for these grants to ensure the eligibility requirements are met. More details and how to apply HERE

And thank you to all the generous clubs and SAYRA supports who continue to make this fun available! 


SAYRA Job Posting Page


Share with your certified instructors who might still be looking for work this summer!   Lots of clubs still are looking for help with programs for summer camps! 


2021 SAYRA Calendar is packed!

CHECK to see if your club open events has been loaded. If not, send them to 



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