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:


The Racing Rules of Sailing Seminar –

Presented by Jerry Thompson, US Sailing Race Manager & Judge

March 3, 2018
Blackbeard Sailing Club
1215 Barkentine Dr, New Bern,NC  28563
 Register for Racing Rules Clinic HERE

Coming up this Saturday, March 3-

NYRA and Blackbeard Sailing Club will be hosting a Racing Rules Seminar this year on March 3 at BSC.

Racing Rules of Sailing Review 0900-1230
2018 BSC/NYRA members – $15
Non members – $20
ETYSA Jr. Members – complimentary upon recommendation by ETYSA board •

A discussion of the 2017-2020 racing rules of sailing • Instructor = Jerry Thompson (US Sailing Certified Race Manager and Judge) • Includes 44 page color booklet explaining the rules • Rules demonstrated using colored boats on large screen • The low fee includes: -An entertaining and informative program -Plenty of coffee, pastries, and refreshments -pizza lunch following the seminar Come and learn about the rules that affect you and others on the race course – improve your sailing!

Registration is now open and available online via Regatta Network. Click the link ABOVE to begin your registration

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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