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Originally delivered on 4/20/2021 10:15 am

SUBJECT: SAYRA e-Newsletter April 2021


SAYRA e-newsletter April 2021

 Big issue with lots of content - please share with your club leadership, fleet captains and junior program coordinators! 

Celebrating 25 great years of CRW

Thanks to all the sailors, volunteers and support teams that participated on shore or on the water to make Charleston Race Week (25th anniversary) such a special event. Despite all the challenges this past year, Team CRW made it happen - thank you! With 180 boats, new protocols off the water, but the racing was pure Charleston fun (and challenges).

Special thanks to the fearless leader Randy Draftz for making this event a reality and bring large event sailing back to SAYRA (and USA) in 2021 safely. Big events can happen if planning and teamwork are first in everyone's mind.

Thank you Randy for making CRW a reality! 


Cheers to 25 and the next 25! 

2021 SAYRA Women's Club Championship

Women's Club Championship is back for 2021 scheduled on June 13th, Hosted by SAYRA using the CofC J22s.  Thank you College of Charleston for your support to help make this event possible! CLUBS get your best female teams ready and head down to Charleston for a great day of sailing!  Registration & Details

2019 EVENT Participation

 FEMME FATALE Charleston Ocean Racing Association is hosting it’s annual Femme Fatale on June 12, 2021. This event requires a female skipper for each boat that competes. SAYRA encourages all those who are participating in the Women’s Club Championship to consider also sailing in this event. If you are interested in sailing, whether it be in a J22 or joining a local Charleston boat. Please visit www. for more information.

  US Sailing/SAYRA

by RSA Treez Decker

 Have you ever checked out My US Sailing at  The full US Sailing site can be rather overwhelming, but My US Sailing contains links to a lot of information in a less confusing format—and information that is specific to you.  Once you log in as a member, there are quite a few useful links and actions available; here are just a few:
  • Update your personal information (click “My Account”, or )
  • Calendar – access to the US Sailing Calendar, where you can search for regattas, classes, meetings and more
  • My Races & Results – Access your race results for events that use Regatta Network, including US Sailing Championships in which you have sailed
  • Sailflow Weather – quick access to wind forecasts wherever you are getting ready to sail
  • Find a Place to Sail – heading out on a trip, and want to sail while you’re there? Use this tool to locate and get contact information for a club, community sailing program, sailing school, or camp, as well as one design organizations, PHRF organizations, and others
  • My Certs & Courses – concise listing of certifications and completed US Sailing courses
  • My Discounts – over 2 dozen businesses that offer discounts to US Sailing members – including $15 off a purchase of $100 or more at West Marine, 15% off IHG hotels, qualified access to Health Insurance, 10% off other lines offered by Gowrie, just to name a few
  • PHRF Handicaps Book – Quick link to PHRF information

Again, this is just a sampling of the information available through My US Sailing; check it out the next time you’re online!

Have a question about US Sailing or SAYRA (our regional association, the South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association)?  Feel free to e-mail me!



#2 SAYRA PHRF Offshore Series

The Fourth Race of the CORA Offshore Series Challenge will be the QuickSilver Cup race to Race to Port Royal Sound. This race is the Second Race for the SAYRA 2021 PHRF Offshore Championship. Classes A, B, C and D will be started per the 2021 CORA Uniform Sailing Instructions and 2021-24 RRS 26.  Scoring will be done via the PHRF Time-on-Time method. The start on Friday the 23rd will occur at approximately 1800 at the Carolina YC dock.  The Sailing instructions will be posted not later than three days before the event. MORE DETAILS


2021 Windmill Harbor Regatta and DDS&A Cup Regatta for Harbor 20 Class Boats

#3 SAYRA PHRF Offshore Series

April 30-May 2, 2021

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

South Carolina Yacht Club is the Organizing Authority

Notice of RACE

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Daniel Island Yacht Club - May 1-2 (9 spots 4/19)
CYC NC - May 15-16 (8 spots on 4/19)
Little Washington SC - June 5-6 (6 spots on 4/19)
Beaufort Community S&B - June 5-6 (2 spots left on 4/19)
Western Carolina SC - June 26-27 (6 spots available on 4/19)

Championship information: Chubb U.S. Junior Championship

Eastern Yacht Club, Marblehead, MA, August 10-13 (Radial, C420 and RS21)


Area D Semi-Finals at Fairhope Yacht Club, Fairhope, AL

June 24-26 – Singlehanded Qualifier (sailed in Laser Radial BYOB)

June 24-26 – Doublehanded Qualifier (sailed in Club 420 BYOB)

June 24-26 –  Quadruplehanded  Qualifier (sailed in Vipers)


SAYRA Quaterfinals for the QUADRUPLE HANDED EVENT- JUNE 5th at CofC J22


Questions - Area D Coordinator for Chubb U.S. Jr Championships: 

Dan Machowski  843-343-7141  cell



Atlanta Yacht Club

JO Event

May 1st  





Carolina Yacht Club SC


Charleston, SC

May 15-16




Check out these great resources being updated weekly!

COVID-19 Resources - US Sailing


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