Greetings from the Helm,
The Women’s Club Championships was held this past weekend in Charleston, utilizing the College of Charleston J22s. Thank you for their assistance. Congratulations to Amy Woodard and the team from James Island Yacht Club. The clubs from Charleston Yacht Club, Hobcaw Yacht Club and Geechee Sailing Club also fielded teams and all sailed well and had fun. The Sunfish North American Championships was held at Lake Norman Yacht Club with 87 boats in attendance, after 3 days of racing in great weather and 8 races. Congratulations to all SAYRA sailors who sailed in the competitive regatta. Carolina Yacht Club, NC hosted the ILCA ACC Regatta at the end of May with 140 boats! Congratulations to CYC NC for a wonderful event! SCYC also kicked off the SAYRA Jr Grand Prix Series with their own Junior regatta. Great to see the juniors sailing regionally. We are busy sailing in SAYRA thank you to the clubs, organizations and volunteers who make this possible!
Many clubs are hosting their summer sailing camps/programs/schools; this is the life blood of our sport, get out and support these young sailors, ask them to join you as crew; you never know that might lead to a life long friendship and you will be growing our sport for the next generation!
Sail more and sail fast, if I can do anything for you, or your club please reach out to me.
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Despite record-breaking rainfall, the four teams were undeterred. We saw a 4 to 5-hour window with North winds. We decided to give it a go. The current was tough, but these women were tougher. After 4 races, the first and third teams were separated by only 2 points. Kudos to CHYC for putting up one hell of a defense and Congrats to Amy Woodard and the James Island Yacht Club team. Everyone had a great time and looking forward to next year, hopefully with less wind and less current.
It should be noted that in the short history of having two championships, Amy Woodard is the first skipper to hold both the SAYRA Club Championship (CSC) and SAYRA Women's Club Championship (JIYC).
James Island YC - A. Woodard -7pts
Charleston YC - K. Mallory - 8 pts
Hobcaw YC - E. Silcox - 9 pts
Geechee SC - A. Margolit - 12 pts
U.S. Offshore Championships
September 24-26 held at the Naval Academy, MD
Sailed in the Navy 44 MK II Sloops
NOR and Applications OPEN TILL JULY 1st
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.
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