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FaceBook Group - Come one, come all

posted Mar 10, 2017, 7:04 PM by DIYRA Administrator

So, we have an open group on FaceBook. All members of the group can freely post. Join up! I'll approve any reasonable facsimile of a DIYRA member club member, or just sailors in the region in general. You can make announcements there, do events and all that great FaceBook-y stuff. 

See ya there!

Dues for 2017 Waived

posted Mar 10, 2017, 7:00 PM by DIYRA Administrator

Good news! No dues for 2017. We've got enough money in the bank, and we're being kind of low-cost these days, so (as the car salesman used to say): EVERYBODY RIDES!

Have a GREAT day!

2017 RRS Seminar Available

posted Mar 10, 2017, 6:58 PM by DIYRA Administrator

Hey folks! Would you like a seminar covering the changes and updates to the RRS for 2017? Our very own Edith Collins, Senior Judge, puts on a really good show - and it's available for no cost. OK, there IS some cost - YOU have to buy the donuts for your attendees.

Contact or go to and use the "Contact Us" page to reach out.

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 

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