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Originally delivered on 12/29/2021 10:31 am

SUBJECT: SAYRA Annual Meeting 2022 12/29/2021

SAYRA Annual Meeting Update 12/29/2021

SAYRA Exec Leadership will be met on 12/28/21 to review the options for our Annual Meeting originally scheduled for Sunday, January 30th. Similar to US Sailing our primary concern is the safety of our SAYRA family.  

With all things considered and with safety in mind, we are moving our ANNUAL Meeting to Saturday January 29th - VIRTUALLY, starting at 9am. We will have a full update from all the committees and review the SAYRA business for 2022 followed by our ever-famous Helen Hanley Fundraiser! We encourage you to participate from home!

Please review the full schedule of VIRTUAL MEETINGS HEREand the ZOOM login links will be added early January. 

We hope you make plans to participate.

Tuesday, Jan 18thJunior Committee Meeting


2022 series, Jr. Info

Wednesday, Jan 19thRegional Sailing Association Update


Treez Decker & Dan Machowski

Thursday, Jan 20thClub Champs/PHRF Series Update

5:30 pm

Patrick Chisum

Thursday, Jan 20th2023 Annual Meeting Planning 


Plan 2023 Annual Meeting

Tuesday, Jan 25thBudget Meeting


Fran Boyd

Tuesday, Jan 25thCommodore/Leadership 
Best Practices Round table

7:30 pm

Pete Marriott, SAYRA Commodore

Wednesday, Jan 26th

Race Management

Race Officials Update


Chip Till & Jerry Thompson

Wednesday, Jan 26th

Race Management

JUDGES Roundtable


Ken Gorni

Saturday, Jan 29th

Virtual Annual Meeting

9:00 am **VIRTUAL**
Saturday, Jan 29th

Helen Hanley Fundraiser

11:00 am till **VIRTUAL**

FINAL reminders for 2021.... 

  1. Check out the SAYRA 2022 Event Calendar - submit event dates to 
  2. Renew membership dues for 2022. Individual/Family/Jr and Club membership OR go online to renew at
  3. Consider an end of year donation to the Helen Hanley Fund 501c3! 

The SAYRA leadership wishes everyone a very happy and safe New Years! 

Pete Marriott, SAYRA Commodore 

US Sailing Instructor Courses

Classes are being scheduled in or near SAYRA, courses being added weekly:


  • James Island YC - April 9-10
  • Florida YC - May 28-29
  • Friends of NC Maritime Museum - June 4-5


  • Davis Island YC - January 18-19

LEVEL 3 - Head Instructor Course **ONLINE**

  • Starts Jan 14th or March 4th 


Course Calendar gets updated often CHECK HERE

Submit a HOST A COURSE Application

Remember Helen Hanley Training Grants are available for those eligible. 

US Sailing NSPS 2022 Update

US Sailing Press Release December 21, 2021: 

It is with great disappointment that US Sailing has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2022 National Sailing Programs Symposium (NSPS) in Savannah, GA. 

The postponement is out of an abundance of caution due to Covid-19 surges across the country currently and those anticipated after holiday gatherings. The decision was made in conjunction with US Sailing Leadership, current CDC recommendations and best practices utilized by similar sports and entertainment organizations throughout the US.  

Our primary concern is the safety and wellbeing of attendees and participants of NSPS, and we look forward rescheduling the symposium once we return to a manageable state of public health and feel confident bringing our community together safely for one of our favorite events of the year. 

Please visit the NSPS FAQ page, to be updated regularly.

2022 SAYRA Calendar

Get your Club OPEN events in the SAYRA schedule. Check out the current list HERE and submit dates/events to

Upcoming Events
Saturday, January 8
Neuse YRA - Winter Race Day 5
Tuesday, January 18
7:30p SAYRA Junior Committee Meeting *Virtual*
Wednesday, January 19
7:30p SAYRA Regional Sailing Association Update *Virtual*
Thursday, January 20
5:30p SAYRA Club Champs/Offshore Series Meeting *Virtual*
7:29p SAYRA 2023 Annual Meeting Planning *Virtual*
Saturday, January 22
Neuse YRA - Winter Series Day 6
Tuesday, January 25
5:30p SAYRA Budget Meeting *Virtual*
7:30p SAYRA Commodore/Leadership Best Practices Roundtable *Virtual*
Wednesday, January 26
5:30p SAYRA Race Management - Race Officials Update *Virtual*
6:30p SAYRA Judges Roundtable *Virtual*
Saturday, January 29
9:00a SAYRA 2022 ANNUAL MEETING **Virtual**
Saturday, February 5
Neuse YRA - Winter Race Day #7
Saturday, February 19
Neuse YRA - Commodore's Ball Regatta
Saturday, March 19
Geechee Sailing Club - 43rd Annual St. Patrick's Regatta
Sunday, March 20
Geechee Sailing Club - 43rd Annual St. Patrick's Regatta
Saturday, April 2
BYSC - Santa Elena Regatta - Jean Ribaut Cup
Sunday, April 3
BYSC - Santa Elena Regatta - Pedro Menendez Cup
Thursday, April 28
Charleston Race Week 2022
Friday, April 29
Charleston Race Week 2022
Saturday, April 30
Charleston Race Week 2022
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