2021 SAYRA Qualification Process

for the

U.S. Adult Sailing Championship

for the Clifford D. Mallory Trophy



The U.S. Adult Sailing Championship will be held Oct. 22-24, 2021 at Texas Corinthian YC, Kemah, TX, and sailed in Sonars.

For details, visit:  https://www.ussailing.org/competition/championships/2021-u-s-adult-sailing-championship/ 


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SAYRA[1] (South Atlantic Yacht Racing Association) may submit one team for consideration to compete for the U.S. Adult Sailing Championship - Clifford D. Mallory Trophy.  The 2021 SAYRA submission will be based on resume selection, using the same criteria US Sailing will be using to make their final selections.

Submit sailing resumes to treez.decker@gmail.com  no later than August 24, 2021

  • Resume to include all expected team members’ experience
  • Teams must be comprised of sailors from SAYRA and be members of sailing organizations that are members of SAYRA, or individual members of SAYRA
  • Team members  must be current members of US Sailing
  • Sailing organizations must be current members of US Sailing
  • Championship league sailing format
  • The number of crew for the event shall be three or four, including the helmsperson
  • The total weight of the crew, including the skipper, dressed in at least shorts and shirts, shall not exceed 700 pounds

Resumes will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • 40% Sailor Criteria – How many major events have they competed in the past three years; number of races in these events, number of attendants
  • 20% - Qualified through a regatta at the Regional Sailing Association level
  • 20% Class Criteria – size, diversity, depth and activity of class they consistently sail nationally
  • 10% - sailors under 30 make up 25% of the team
  • 10% - female sailors make up at least 25% of the team
  • Bonus:   Additional 10% if a female is the helmsperson

The deadline for resume submission to SAYRA is August 24, 2021 at 2359 hours.  Teams will be notified of selection by September 5, 2021.  


The selected team must pay a nonrefundable $50 Application for Invitation fee with their application by September 8, 2021.  The entry fee and registration form are due by September 22, 2021.

If selected for the Championship, the SAYRA team will be eligible to apply for the Helen Hanley Fund to support the travel to the finals.  Financial support is not guaranteed and you must apply for this funding. 


Full eligibility HHMF details can be found at https://sayra-sailing.membershiptoolkit.com/HHchamp.


SAYRA RSA Contact:  Treez Decker, treez.decker@gmail.com  (704) 287-5254 for questions or to submit resume


SAYRA is the Regional Sailing Association (RSA) for North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.