LYRA Organization

LYRA is an association of yacht clubs on Lake Ontario, eastern Lake Erie, the upper Saint Lawrence River, and the Finger Lakes. LYRA’s most visible activity is the annual regatta, which is hosted by one of the member clubs. LYRA promotes the sport of sailing at both the junior and senior levels, and contributes to goodwill among sailors on both sides of the Canada-United States border.

Joining LYRA offers a variety of benefits for both yacht clubs and individual sailors. Member clubs qualify as potential hosts for both the Annual LYRA Regatta and the LYRA Junior Regatta. Boats from LYRA member clubs receive a reduced rate on entry fees at the Annual Regatta and qualify for over 50 coveted trophies awarded each year. LYRA also awards the prestigious LYRA Boat of the Year Award to a member yacht that distinguishes itself in the Annual Regatta and other competition on LYRA waters.

Membership in LYRA is open to all active yacht clubs on association waters. Yacht clubs may join as full members or as associate members. Other sailing organizations such as fleet associations may join as affiliate members.

For a list of LYRA member clubs and organizations, click button 3d red2
LYRA is managed by an Executive Committee which is elected by the members at the Annual General Meeting in November. The members of the 2012 LYRA Executive Committee are listed button 2  3d red

Member clubs are entitled to send three voting delegates to the AGM. Associate members and Affiliate Members may send one voting delegate. LYRA delegates not only represent their organization’s interests at the AGM, but are also encouraged to act as a two-way communication channel between LYRA and their organization throughout the year.

Delegates should arrive at the AGM with a letter of introduction from an officer of their organization. All sailors from member organizations are welcome to attend the AGM but only accredited delegates may vote.

LYRA activities are governed by its constitution, which can be found button 2  3d red