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Originally delivered on 3/24/2021 11:01 am

SUBJECT: SAYRA Junior Program News March 2021


SAYRA Jr Program News

March 2021


US Sailing Instructor Courses

Thank you to all the clubs supporting these training courses in SAYRA. Augusta Sailing club kicked it off this weekend and has 11 newly certified instructors! Upcoming courses scheduled.  PLEASE SHARE with your local college sailing teams, HS sailing team and club sailors that might be interested. Don't forget to apply for the SAYRA Helen Hanley Fund GRANT to help offset the costs!


LEVEL 1 Small Boat Instructor 2 day in person class

(must complete online portion first)

1 spot at Hobcaw YC April 10-11
0 Spots at Atlanta YC April 17-18
0 spots at Lake Norman YC April 17-18
5 spots at Privateer Chattanooga TN May 5-9
7 spots at Little Washington NC June 5-6
5 spots at Beaufort Community Boating June 5-6
2 spots at Beaufort NC June 5-6
7 spots at Florida YC June 5-6
6 spots at Western Carolina SC Anderson SC June 26-27

8 spots at Florida YC April 10-11
10 spots at Hobcaw YC May 22-23

course starts April 16th

SAYRA Helen Hanley Fund Grants

Grant funding for US Sailing Championships, US Sailing Training Programs and USODA National Championships is available. Please review the eligibility requirements and details to ensure you qualify!

GO to link above to APPLY.

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

Do your boats have them?

Do your instructors use them?


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 OnlyAPPLICATION 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



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!



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 



South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association
PO Box 12493    Charleston, SC 29422