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:

July 27, 2019


and the 2019 4th Saturday Fun Race Series – July edition

Free Racing on the Neuse this weekend! Join in the fun in the FREE race/cruise/party as we head to Margaritaville (Oriental)! Bring your Parrothead gear and water cannons, pistols, balloons (with appropriate launching devices) and prepare to attack and repel other Pirates of the Neuse (and take a few water shots yourself!).  GREAT NEWS FOR 2019 Parrothead Regatta:  The Town of Oriental is again officially rolling out the Red Carpet for all Parrothead racers. The Town has reserved both public Town Dock #1 and Town Dock #2 for all NYRA racers! Limited Free DOCKAGE (no power available) for up to 48 hours Yes, this is a FREE Neuse River Race for all NC sailors, with a beginner friendly pursuit start beginning near marker #17 on the Neuse,(across from Fairfield Harbour), leaving #8 to port, then #1AC to port, and finishing at Oriental #1. It is open to all mono-hull sailboats 21 feet or longer and will be governed by the rules defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020. Those without a current NC-PHRF rating certificate (Arghh!!) will be assigned a rating by the Principal Race Officer (PRO). The scoring will be based on Time-on-Distance handicapping with each boat given a starting time at the skippers meeting. Awards will be given in each class as deemed appropriate by the Organizing Authority in its sole discretion. SCHEDULE: Saturday, July 27, 2019 9:15 AM Late registration at Blackbeard Sailing Club 9:30 AM Skipper’s Meeting at Blackbeard Sailing Club 10:55 AM First start sequence begins 5:00 PMish NYRA Raft-up/Dock Party & Awards at the Free Public Town Docks (see above) in Oriental. Please! Pre register and give us an idea of how much grog to prepare (and allow us to send out start times for all boats on the Friday before the race: fill out the online registration via regatta network, link on our website at

Click HERE to Register

See ya on the water!

June 22 4th Saturday fun race course






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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