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:

NYRA’s Free! 4th Saturday fun Racing – starting April 28, 2018!

-fun, pursuit start racing in the Neuse, every 4th Saturday from April through September!

-no racing experience necessary – start times assigned based on your boat’s “PHRF” rating (slower boats start first) – first boat to the finish wins!

-social after each race – meet other sailors and learn more about sailing!

-more information and register online HERE!

The 2018 Cinco de Mayo One Design Regatta – May 5, 2018


2018 Cinco de Mayo One Design Regatta
Blackbeard Sailing Club – May 5, 2018

Schedule of events: Saturday:
9:30 am – Competitors meeting – BSC Clubhouse deck
11:25 am – First Starting Sequence – Neuse river or Broad Creek
5:30 pm – Fiesta Shore party – bsc clubhouse

May 5, 2018
Blackbeard Sailing Club
1215 Barkentine Dr, New Bern,NC  28563
 Register for the 2018 Cinco de Mayo Regatta HERE

Coming up Saturday, May 5-


The Cinco de Mayo Regatta is a one design regatta offered for multiple one design classes

the Neuse Yacht Racing Association is the organizing authority

The Regatta will be governed by the 2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing. All boats shall comply with N.C. Wildlife Commission and U.S. Coast Guard safety regulations.

Expected One-Design classes. (SJ21, Sunfish, FJs, Tanzers, 420s, Ensigns, etc.) will race either in Broad Creek just off Blackbeard Sailing Club, or on the Neuse River just outside the mouth of Broad Creek. Multiple races are planned.

Fleets. A minimum of three boats will constitute a Fleet. Each fleet may be broken into multiple classes, including division into spinnaker and non spinnaker classes, depending on interest and the number of entries. Divisions will be made at the sole discretion of the Principal Race Officer.

Awards. A valuable prize will be given to the winner of each Fleet, or if a fleet is divided into classes, to the winner of each Class within A Fleet. Additional awards May be given based upon boat turnout in each Fleet. A fiesta is planned as a participation prize for all racers and their guests as soon as practical after racing is completed.

Disclaimer of Liability. Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See Rule 4, Decision to Race. The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during or after the regatta. Each participating boat shall either self insure or carry adequate third party insurance to cover their liability.

Launching: Blackbeard Sailing Club offers 2 boat ramps and a beach area for dinghy launching.

To receive a discount on this seminar, all NYRA races in 2018, and to support sailing on the Neuse – join NYRA now, and consider volunteering to help!
2018 NYRA memberships are available online by clicking HERE:
Membership not only supports racing on the river, and gives you a $5 discount on every NYRA race, but also supports youth sailing (ETYSA and Maritime Museum) and gets a $10 per couple discount on the annual Commodore’s Ball Dinner and Annual awards ceremony. Please! Renew your membership today, and CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING TO HELP!  We need volunteers (racers and non racers) to help in all aspects of promoting sailing on the Neuse – race organization, social planning, marketing, promotion, web design, race management – all talents welcome!  contact the NYRA board at if you are interested in helping TODAY!

Space is limited – click
HERE to register now!


(New – Click Here for Winter Series Regatta Results)




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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