Welcome

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A very happy 2020 to one and all!

It’s been a relatively quiet four months for superyacht racing but that’s about to change as the 2020 racing season kicks into high gear.

March’s back to back events in Antigua and St Barths will follow the 2020 opener: New Zealand’s Millennium Cup. You’ll find more on these regattas and the upcoming Med racing in the winter newsletter.

The Superyacht Challenge Antigua and St Barths Bucket are preparing for some epic racing. The J Class is back in action at these events and the improved ORCsy VPP will get a comprehensive real-world test. The 2020 rule changes are highlighted by new scoring wind ranges and a revised sail accountability policy.

We look forward to seeing you in the Caribbean next month and again in Porto Cervo or Palma later in the Spring. SYRA’s Annual General Meeting is Wednesday, March 18th in St Barths and I hope you will plan to attend. The agenda, exhibits and minutes will be posted on the Member Meetings Page of the website in the weeks prior to the AGM. The topics outlined in the AGM agenda and supporting material in the various exhibits will provide a meaningful summary of the issues and discussion items for the SYRA in the near term.

The latest edition of the ‘SYRA Newsletter’ will be emailed to members in early February and will be posted here. We welcome your feedback as we produce what is designed to be an informative and interesting update for all those involved in superyacht racing.

The core mission, first crafted in May of 2011 has been refined periodically and remains most relevant
today. The association will continue to focus on this mission, with more SYRA members participating in
discussions and contributing through the committees and working groups.

I look forward to seeing and hearing from our members during the 2020 regatta circuit. If you have any
questions or feedback, please reach out: peter@superyra.org.

Peter Craig
SYRA Executive Director