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Originally delivered on 1/29/2022 1:00 pm

SUBJECT: SAYRA Annual Meeting 2022 WRAP UP

Thank you from the Commodore

Thank you to everyone that participated in the Virtual Commitee Meeting and also the Annual General Meeting on January 29th. While we all miss the in-person opportunity to get together there were productive meetings and great information was shared. You will find below the presentations and AGM recording for your review. 

I want to thank all the clubs and supporters that stepped up to support the Helen Hanley Memorial Fund during the Bloody Mary Party on Saturday, we had a record number of pledges received with over $17,220 recorded. This is amazing support for our sailors and training in our region. Thank you. It is not too late to contribute - look below for details. 

Just as a final reminder - please renew your individual dues ($25 family, $15 individual and $5 junior) it goes a long way to support the operational costs the SAYRA organization has. Membership Information.

Again, thank you and as we kick off 2022 - looking at the calendar of events we are all ready for some amazing sailing in the SAYRA region. 

Save the date - SAYRA AGM 2023 January 27-29 at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Commodore Pete

SAYRA Award Recipients

Thank you for all the outstanding nominations for awards in 2021 there were many deserving candidates! We would like to recognize these individuals for their outstanding contributions in SAYRA and to our sport!

  • SAYRA H. Willard Davis Service Award - Edith Collins Lake Lanier SC
  • SAYRA Sportsmanship Award - Rich Horton Columbia SC
  • Brotherhood of Intl Mark Boat Operators - Steve McCarthy Savannah YC and David Nance Carolina YCNC
  • John Bonds Service Award was not presented this year. 

For more information on the SAYRA Special Awards: South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association - Awards ( 

SAYRA Individual Membership

SAYRA Individual membership is just as important as our Club memberships to support our overall operation costs - trophies, insurance, website and more. Dues are low but value is great - Support SAYRA today $25 family, $15 Individual or $5 Junior. It will keep the newsletter coming direct to your email. OR PDF Form

SAYRA Membership ONLINE (Login - goto My account - select forms)

Nor sure or having problems - email 

US Sailing Instructor Courses

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

LEVEL 1 **Must take Level 1 ONLINE portion PRIOR to in person class**

  • Lake Lanier Sailing Club - April 9-10
  • Columbia Sailing Club - May 7-8
  • Carolina Yacht Club NC - May 7-8
  • Lake Norman YC - May 29-30
  • Friends of NC Maritime Museum - June 4-5

LEVEL 3 - Head Instructor Course **ONLINE**

  • Starts Jan 14th or March 4th 

ONLINE REACH (STEM) Educator Course Starts February 11th and April 8th 

  • The Online Reach (STEM) Educator course prepares you to teach STEM concepts using sailing as a learning platform. Over the course of 10 days, you will participate in live webinars, engage in meaningful discussion groups, and view Reach in action through videos from events, student sessions and more! Don't miss the opportunity to expand your skill set and start using Reach at your sailing program. The next course starts February 11th! 

Course Calendar gets updated often CHECK HERE

Submit a HOST A COURSE Application

Remember Helen Hanley Training Grants are available for those eligible and cover up to 50% of the course costs. 

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 29
9:00a SAYRA 2022 ANNUAL MEETING **Virtual**
Saturday, February 5
Neuse YRA - Winter Race Day #7
Tuesday, February 8
12:00p SAYRA JR Program Lunch & Learn - Instructors
Friday, February 18
LMYRA - Spring Skippers Meeting
Saturday, February 19
Neuse YRA - Commodore's Ball Regatta
Saturday, March 5
LMYRA - Race Island 1
Saturday, March 12
LLSC - J24 Atlanta Cup
LMYRA - Race Bouy 2-3
AYC - Super Saturday ILCA
Sunday, March 13
LLSC - J24 Atlanta Cup
Saturday, March 19
Geechee Sailing Club - 43rd Annual St. Patrick's Regatta
AYC - Y Flyer Midwinters
Sunday, March 20
Geechee Sailing Club - 43rd Annual St. Patrick's Regatta
AYC - Y Flyer Midwinters
Monday, March 21
AYC - Y Flyer Midwinters
Tuesday, March 22
AYC - Y Flyer Midwinters
Friday, March 25
Columbia SC - Nor'easter Regatta (Ensign & J24)
Saturday, March 26
Columbia SC - Nor'easter Regatta (Ensign & J24)
Sunday, March 27
Columbia SC - Nor'easter Regatta (Ensign & J24)
Saturday, April 2
BYSC - Santa Elena Regatta - Jean Ribaut Cup
LLSC - Dogwood Regatta
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