We Are South Jersey Sailing
Mid-Atlantic Yacht Racing Association
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MAYRA, which has recently become a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, was originally formed as the South Jersey Yacht Racing Assn. in 1940. With the addition of member Yacht Clubs beyond South Jersey, the name of the organization was changed to the Mid Atlantic Yacht Racing Assn. in 1984.
With the United States Sailing Assn. (US SAILING,) the governing body of the sport in this country, MAYRA is one of 36 Regional Sailing Associations (RSA's.) Similar to many of these RSA's, MAYRA is composed of a cadre of volunteers from its member Yacht Clubs who join together for the purpose of coordinating and supporting the various sailing activities within a defined geographic area.
Officially, MAYRA's boundaries are described as follows: "The northeast border is in line with NJYRA from Beach Haven Heights northwest to Trenton along the Delaware River to Easton then west across Pennsylvania along the latitude 40 degrees 45 minutes to about Altoona then south to the southern Pennsylvania border then east along the Pennsylvania state border and the West Virginia, Maryland and Delaware bordersto the Delaware River then southeast on the northeast side of the river around the end of Cape May and up the east coast and the Atlantic Ocean to Beach Haven Heights."
Like other RSA's, MAYRA is formally organized with officers and directors, has established by-laws that define its purposes, its organizational structure, the duties of officers and committee chairs, and membership and voting requirements. These by-laws are compatible with and support the US SAILING by-laws and regulations.
In the capacity of the RSA, MAYRA provides representation to US SAILING for sailors within its purview, runs quarter-final eliminations for national championships sanctioned by US SAILING, and provides an Appeals Committee to hear and decide appeals involving racing rules.
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As a 501(c)(3) organization, MAYRA is a tax-exempt charitable organization. Funds donated to MAYRA enable the organization in our efforts to promote sailing in South Jersey and the surrounding region. All donations to MAYRA are completely tax deductible.