The Neuse Yacht Racing Association

NYRA is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the sport of sailing. Our mission is to promote and administer international, national and regional sailing events in the Neuse River and the coastal waters of Eastern North Carolina, as well as provide educational opportunities for sailors of all ages and skill levels .

.Upcoming Events:

2017-18 NYRA Winter Series (Race Day #5 – Saturday January 20)

Racing for Saturday January 20 (Winter Series Race Day #5) is on! It’s still wicked cold and wintery white today, but the forecast for Saturday indicates global warming is on the way!   Finally – a Saturday for sailing!   The social this weekend is hosted by Ed and Evie Thompson. Spiral ham, chicken pot pie, potato and roasted veggie sides, with a salad – all provided by our hosts!. Dessert is a sheet cake for all January birthday people (which includes host Ed). There will also be a keg of beer on tap(IPA), plus the not quite unlimited supply of beer and wine supply by NYRA. The address is 6010 Booty Lane in Fairfield Harbour, and festivities will begin 5ish. With that much on the menu, not much is needed in the way of sides – come and enjoy, even if you can’t get out on the water!

The next 2 months are busy ones for NYRA, important things to remember include:

Jan 1 – Renew your NYRA Membership, or Join for the first time!  $25 crew, $50 full membership, $100 sponsor membership – not only do you support racing on the river, you receive a $5 discount on all NYRA races, clinics, and a $10 discount per couple on the Commodore’s Ball.  NYRA also supports youth sailing through ETYSA and the Maritime Museum – Join or renew Now thru the link above, or by clicking HERE.

Jan 20 – Winter Series Race Day #5

Feb 3 – Winter Series Race Day #6

Feb 24NYRA’s Commodore’s Regatta and Commodore’s Ball Annual Awards Dinner -Registration for the Commodore’s Ball Regatta and Dinner is up on NYRA’s online Regatta Network page. February 24 is the date, and hopefully the weather will be much better! Snow or shine, the Awards Ceremony, NYRA’s one and only dress up event of the season, will be held. This year the venue will be the New Bern Golf and Country Club overlooking the Trent River. Awards include Boat of the Year, Sportsman of the Year, Crew of the Year, Commodore’s Ball Regatta, and the 2017-18 Winter Series Regatta. More info on the web page on the tab above, or click directly for registration for the Commodore’s Regatta and the Commodore’s Ball Annual Awards Dinner.

Mar 3Racing Rules of Sailing Seminar presented by Jerry Thompson:  Jointly sponsored by Blackbeard Sailing Club and NYRA, this seminar will provide info on the rules for all sailors.  Discounts for members of NYRA and BSC, as well as preferred early registration.  $15 for members, $20 for non members, includes informative rules booklet, coffee and lunch.  Space is limited – click HERE to register now!


Oct 28 – February 3 – 2017-18 NYRA Winter Series Regatta (includes the Halloween Regatta on October 28, 2017)

(New – Click Here for Current Winter Series Regatta Results)


Saturday Oct 28, join us for the 2017-18 NYRA Winter Series Regatta, starting with the Halloween Regatta!


Six Regular Race Days are scheduled for the NYRA Winter Series and one Makeup Race Day is scheduled. Racing will occur on the Makeup Race Day just as it does on Regular Race Days if, and only if, there have not been 8 or more races scored in the Winter Series (including the Halloween Regatta) after the completion of racing on Day 6. If, due to cancellations of any kind, only 7 or fewer races have been scored after the completion of racing on Day 6, racing will continue in the same manner on the Makeup Day.

Race #


Social Location
(specific directions will be provided prior to the event)

Day 1

Saturday, October 28, 2017 Halloween Regatta

Eddy & Jennifer Parker – Shrimp

Day 2

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Ed & Joanne Doughety – Turkey

Day 3

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Mike & Joy Evans – NYRA Annual Meeting Chilli Party

Day 4

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Bill & Tinka Talbert

Day 5

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Ed & Evie Thompson

Day 6

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Jeff Thomas & Jenny Hamilton

Makeup Day

Sunday, February 4, 2018


The First Warning Signal for all race days is scheduled at 10:55am.

Socials will begin about 5:00pm on every race day, even if racing is canceled. The social location will be announced on the NYRA website.


Results are in! – Click on title for more information:

ODC’s CrokerFest Regatta

ODC’s Hope Clinic Regatta

ODC’s Dragon’s Breath Regatta

FHYC’s Oar Race

NYRA’s Beer Stein Regatta

NYRA’s Cinco de Mayo One Design Regatta

BSC’s ETYSA/Soundbank Regatta

August 26-27 – BSC’s One Design Regatta

Sept 2-3 – SJ 21 Eastern Nationals – Lake Norman Yacht Club

Sept 16-17 – Oriental Cup Regatta

Sept 23 – NYRA’s Free! 4th Saturday Fun Racing

Sept 30 – BSC’s Blackbeard Cup Regatta

Oct 7 – ODC’s Solo Cup Regatta


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