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:

October 1, 2022

The 2022-23 NYRA Winter Series Regatta 


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NYRA Invitational Regatta
March 26-27, 2022

Winners of the weather shortened event who braved gusts over 30k:

Spinnaker:  1st place -Anathama – Tom McKnight

2nd place – Bad Fish – Ed Doughtey

Non Spin:   1st place – Orion – Margaret Alexander

Cruising:     All boats retired; Joan Wilson skippering her boat, Lattitude Adjustment, did cross the start line

Full results can be found here:

The annual awards dinner after racing was enjoyed by over 50 attendees, much thanks to Blackbeard Sailing Club for hosting and allowing for a beautiful evening!

Awards went out to the 2021-22 Winter Series winners (full results here:

Spinnaker A:  Badfish – Ed Doughtey

Spinnaker C:  Blue Note – Mark Brennesholtz

Non Spin:  Silent Pursuit – Dave Whitney

Fun Class:   Dutch Wind – Joan Wilson

And, while no Boat of the Year trophy was awarded this year due to event cancellation (COVID-19 was the winner), recognition went out to the following:

Sportsman of the Year – LuAnn Parrins

Race committee – Bill Jarvis, Ray Redniss, Skip Byrum, Richard Schotz, Jackie Moniak, Stephanie Davies, and the many others that volunteer time and boats throughout the year!




Results – 2021 NYRA Invitational

2021 NYRA Invite results






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

2021 NYRA Invitational

2020-21 NYRA Winter Series

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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