Welcome

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June 2018

Welcome

Welcome to the official website of the Superyacht Racing Association.

Two successful winter Caribbean superyacht regattas are in the books and there are more exciting regattas coming your way this spring and summer.

The 2018 hurricane season wreaked havoc on many of the Caribbean islands and as one would expect also negatively impacted the winter superyacht racing circuit. The BVI received a direct hit and consequently the YCCS was unable to host their Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta. Antigua came through unscathed and the people of St Barths showed incredible determination and resilience in bringing their island back, enabling both the Antigua Superyacht Challenge and St Barths Bucket to host memorable regattas. The commitment and support that the superyacht owners brought to the Caribbean was very meaningful and sincerely appreciated by all.

The SYRA just recently debuted their ‘SYRA News’, an email communication to members which will be produced three times year in June, October and February. The first issue has been emailed and is posted here. We welcome your feedback as we launch what is intended to be an informative and interesting periodical for those who are involved in superyacht racing.

The 2018 Annual General Meeting was held in St Barths just prior to the Bucket regatta. The minutes, agenda and exhibits are on the Member Meetings Page. The issues outlined in the AGM agenda and supporting material in the various exhibits, provide a meaningful summary of the topics and discussion items for the SYRA in the near term.

The core mission, first crafted in May of 2011, remains valid, and it has been updated to reflect expanded goals which includes fleet building to help ensure robust competition. The association will continue to focus on these important goals. Involving more SYRA members in ongoing committees and working groups will be one of the keys to success in the coming months.

We look forward to more exciting superyacht racing in 2018 and beyond.

Sincerely yours,
Peter Craig
SYRA Executive