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US Sailing's Youth and Adult Championships 2017 (brochure)

posted Jan 1, 2017, 1:00 PM by DIYRA Administrator

US Sailing’s Championship series are an opportunity to meet and compete with sailors from around the country.

With fleet, match and team racing opportunities, there is something for almost any sailor in your sailing organization or yacht club

Experience them and create memories to last a lifetime!

Learn more at

Highland YC Spring Regattta May 16-17

posted Apr 1, 2015, 7:29 PM by DIYRA Administrator

Highland Yacht Club will hold its Spring Regatta May 16-17...

One Day Race Management Seminar at Percy Priest Yacht Club, 4/25

posted Feb 16, 2015, 8:21 PM by DIYRA Administrator   [ updated Feb 16, 2015, 8:26 PM ]

4/25/2015   -   4/25/2015 
Enroll Now 
There are 16 available slot(s) left (as of 2/16/2015)

Percy Priest Yacht Club
3090B Smith Springs Road
Antioch, TN 37013

  Contact: Iain Montgomery 

Instructors:   Tim Rumptz
Seminar Fee: $45. Registration will close on Saturday, 4-18-2015. Please contact host/organizer for walk-in policy. Meals are included in seminar fee.


Best wishes,
Paul Latour

DIYRA Meeting - Noon-3PM, Saturday, January 24th @ PYC

posted Dec 27, 2014, 11:07 AM by DIYRA Administrator   [ updated Dec 27, 2014, 11:30 AM ]

DIYRA Members:

Due to a scheduling conflict with Privateer Yacht Club (PYC) we have moved the date for the 2015 DIYRA Meeting to Saturday, January 24, 2014 from Noon to 3pm.  

DIYRA Commodore, Paul Latour, suggests you "bring your race calendars for DIYRA consolidation planning if you want to meld with other clubs."  Also on the agenda will be discussion of the DIYRA Championships.

If your Club is going to be represented at the meeting could you simply "reply back" to let us know?  It will be helpful to have an idea of the number of attendees.

Privateer Yacht Club (PYC) is located at:  
4713 Privateer Road, Hixson, Tennessee  37343
(423) 877-9411

Directions to PYC from 1-75 in the Chattanooga area:  

  • Exit off of I-75 to US-153 North (Cross over Chickamauga Dam)
  • Take Lake Resort Dr and Gann Store Rd to Privateer Rd

Sandra Ford-Johnson

Notice of Race - 52nd Little America's Cup (Helen and Nolan Richards) Regatta @ MSSC 10/25-10/26

posted Oct 3, 2014, 9:59 AM by DIYRA Administrator   [ updated Feb 3, 2015, 8:30 PM ]

Muscle Shoals Sailing Club
October 25th and 26th 2014
Wilson Lake, Alabama

On October 25th and 26th, MSSC will stage the 52nd Little America’s Cup (LAC) Regatta. This was the first regatta ever held in the United States using the locally developed, then adopted by DIYRA and finally by the U. S. Sailing’s Portsmouth Yardstick. Robert Kibby, then commodore, donated the trophy. The first regatta in 1962, was held off the mouth of Shoals Creek and was won by Floyd Davis in a Windmill.

Over the years. the trophy has been won by large cruisers (30 feet) and small boats (12 feet) and many in between different boats.

The full "NOR" doc is attached to this post. Click here for the Muscle Shoals Sailing Club website.

US Sailing Regional Leadership Symposium @ Charleston YC, Fri Nov 14 (1 day)

posted Aug 22, 2014, 8:15 PM by DIYRA Administrator   [ updated Feb 3, 2015, 8:31 PM ]

The Regional Symposium (RS) provides an opportunity for organizations to share ideas and concerns about sailing education and programming within the various regions throughout the country. All are welcome regardless if you’re from a Community Program, Commercial School, Yacht Club, High School/College program, an instructor or from any other organization (sailing specific or not). 

The event is set in a roundtable format designed for productive exchanges between participants.

US Sailing provides the moderator to facilitate discussion and offer a national perspective on some of the issues that face our industry.

Free to US Sailing Members & $10 for non-members

For more details, please see the attached "NewsletterWebSymposium.pdf" file.

For more information please contact: or (401) 366-3132 

NorthU Boat Speed Seminar @ HIYC Mar 8

posted Mar 3, 2014, 7:47 PM by DIYRA Administrator   [ updated Feb 3, 2015, 8:32 PM ]

DIYRA is excited to share with you and your members the North U. Boat Speed Seminar hosted by Harbor Island Yacht Club on Saturday, March 8th.  HIYC has extended an invitation to all DIYRA members - check out the information below.

We'd love for you to share with your members the new DIYRA Facebook page as well: 
DIYRA - Dixie Inland Yacht Racing Association

Sandra Ford-Johnson | DIYRA Secretary - 2014 

9453 Westland Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee  37922

865.599.0751 Cell | 865.531.3707 Home 

Advanced Race Management Seminar @ Percy Priest YC March 29-30 (2-day)

posted Feb 13, 2014, 6:28 PM by DIYRA Administrator   [ updated Feb 3, 2015, 8:37 PM ]

Percy Priest Yacht Club  2910 Bell Road ∙ Nashville, Tennessee 37217

This seminar is for experienced race officers who would like to refresh and increase their knowledge of such topics as:  organizing  an  event,  writing  the  Notice  of  Race  and  Sailing  Instructions,  RC  equipment,  race  committee preparations, setting the starting line, setting the course, starting, finishing and scoring.

If you’re interested in becoming certified by US Sailing as Regional or National Race Officer you must attend such a seminar and pass the associated test.

You must bring your own copy:
  • The Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016
  • US Sailing Race Management Handbook  (Purchase in US Sailing online store.)

Course will be held at Hamilton Creek Sailboat Marina 2910 Bell Road ∙ Nashville, Tennessee 37217 ∙ (615) 862-8472 
  • Instructor: Tim Rumptz. For questions about the training please email: 
  • Percy Priest YC Seminar Contact: Iain Montgomery

To start your registration simply click on the link below: 
Please note that the seminars are listed in chronological order.

Basic Race Management Seminar @ Lake Lanier SC March 16 (1-day)

posted Feb 13, 2014, 6:18 PM by DIYRA Administrator   [ updated Feb 3, 2015, 8:37 PM ]

Looking to learn more about Race Committee Management"? Here is the course for you. It will start at 8 a.m. and finish by 4 p.m. if not a little earlier. You can earn your Club Race Management certificate in the process by taking the online test after the course. Note you must be a member of US Sailing to take the training. You can get a $15 discount per the USS website if joining for the course. Registration is $35 with lunch included. You'll need to buy a separate Race Management book for $30 from US Sailing which you can do during registration (for the certification only). The link to start registration is at: If you have any questions about the training - contact Ted McGee at

DIYRA Meeting at Harbor Island YC on 1/18

posted Jan 12, 2014, 6:58 PM by DIYRA Administrator

As indicated in my recent email [to member clubs], the DIYRA Annual Meeting is coming up next weekend. It will be held at the Harbor Island Yacht Club near Nashville, TN, on Sat., 1/18, beginning at 10:30 AM CST with registration and a light continental breakfast. Business meeting will begin at 11:30 AM.

Allow me to emphasize the importance of this meeting. We will be discussing the future direction of DIYRA in a way that mayimpact racing events in every club in the DIYRA area. Thus, your participation is critical.

First, can you confirm to me those from your club who will be attending? We need a final count for our planning for the event.

Also, I would like to know who from your club may be interested in serving in a leadership position for the coming year. After several years of services, some of our long-term board members will be retiring and we need to have new members step up to lead this association. The specific roles we will be filling at this year's event include:

  • President

  • Treasurer

  • Secretary

  • Social Media

Even if you have not held a significant position within DIYRA previously, please consider stepping forward to help lead us in the events that will help so many across the southeast US enjoy the sport of sailing. We are considering a full calendar of events for 2014, and need your assistance and participation. In addition, we will be planning a number of Educational events held in various parts of the DIYRA area.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call (770-330-2546) or email me to discuss these positions or anything else in regards to the DIYRA meeting or plans.


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