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 .
June 22, 2019
Racin’ and Raftın’ on the Neuse (and Trent) this weekend!Free! 4th Saturday Fun Racing!Post race social and raft up off New Bern’s Union Pt to watch the Great Trent River Raft Race!
Click HERE to Register
Summer has arrived with a vengeance this week, but Saturday looks to be a beautiful day, with a bit of relief from the heat of the week – a perfect excuse to join us out on the river! The breeze looks to be a bit light, so we have set a fairly short, 7.3 mile course. Slow boat starts at noon at marker 2 in the mouth of Broad Creek (the Broad Creek off Blackbeard Sailing Club). We’ll then proceed across the river to marker 17, take a left downriver to 15, turn around and head back upriver towards New Bern to finish at marker 26. First boat there wins! A picture version of this journey is set out below, and is also posted in the documents section of the 4th Saturday event website (http://www.regattanetwork.com/event/18636#_docs)
as are the tentative start times for registered boats (subject to change if we get a late boat registration with a higher PHRF than Hittner’s 279).
For post float fun, plan to continue the cruise on up to New Bern, where the plan is to anchor and raft up off Union Pt to listen to music and watch the flotsam drifting by in the Great Trent River Raft Race! Certain to be a fun time! BYOB and some snacks to share! We’ll monitor Channel 69 on the radio, call for any questions on the raft up.
Info on what to expect with this year’s Great Trent River Raft Race can be found here: https://thegreattrentriverraftrace.com/spectator-information/
See ya on the water!
Results are in! – Click on title for more information:
August 26-27 – BSC’s One Design Regatta
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