Records of the Interscholastic Yacht Racing Association (Coll 221)


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Overview of the Records

History of the Interscholastic Sailing Association

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Records

Overview of the Records

Repository: G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport
Creator: Interscholastic Sailing Association
Title: Records of the Interscholastic Yacht Racing Association
Dates: 1930-1997
Extent: ca. 550 items
Abstract: Correspondence, race records, and materials relating to awards given by the organization.
Identification: Coll. 221

History of the Interscholastic Sailing Association

The Interscholastic Sailing Association (originally known as the Interscholastic Yacht Racing Association, abbreviated as IYRA, now as ISYRA) was founded in 1930 by a group of eastern preparatory school headmasters in order to give schoolboys a chance to develop their yachting interest, just as college men had been doing. Every spring since then, with the exception of the World War II years, member schools have competed for the trophy presented by Clifford D. Mallory.

There have been significant changes in the course of the Association's 50-year history. Girls have entered the ranks of competitors, and high schools have become members. In 1963, the Association became incorporated legally, and subsequently it has qualified as a non-profit, charitable organization. Thus gifts to the Association qualify for tax exemption under federal laws.

In an effort to encourage secondary school sailing throughout the United States, in 1973 the Interscholastic Yacht Racing Association changed its emphasis to become more of a national body overseeing regional associations. At present there are ISYRA member associations in New England, the Middle Atlantic States, the Southwest, Southern California, and Northern California.

Traditionally, the annual Mallory Trophy Regatta has been sailed in larger boats such as Atlantics, USNA Knockabouts, Ravens, Shields, and 210s. However, responding to the popularity of small-boat racing among youthful sailors, since 1973 the regatta has been in 420s, Flying Juniors, and Interclub dinghies. Each ISYRA regional association is entitled to send school teams to the Mallory regatta in New England.

In February 1992 the organization changed its name. It is now known as the Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA).

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Available for use in the Manuscripts Division.

Restrictions on Use

Various copying restriction apply. Guidelines are available from the Manuscripts Division. See also: Mystic Seaport's copyright notice.

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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the G. W. Blunt White Library. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Mallory, Clifford Day, 1881-1941

Corporate Bodies (Including Vessels):

Interscholastic Yacht Racing Association

Subjects:

Preparatory schools--United States--Societies, etc.
Sailboat racing--United States
Sailing--United States--Societies, etc.
Sailing clubs--United States
School sports--United States
Yacht racing--United States
Yachting--United States--Societies, etc.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Coll. 221, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

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Detailed Description of the Records

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Papers and Records; 1930-1989
Box Folder
1 1 Papers; 1930-1933
2 Papers, "Participants"; 1934
3 Papers, "Early Spring & Non Participants"; 1934
4 Papers; 1935
5 Papers, "Applications"; 1935
6 Papers; 1936
7 Papers; 1937
8 Papers; 1938
9 Papers; 1939
Box Folder
2 1 Papers; 1940
2 Papers; 1941
3 Papers; 1948
4 Papers; 1949
Box Folder
3 1 Papers; 1950
2 Papers; 1951
3 Papers; 1952
4 Papers; 1953
5 Papers; 1954
6 Papers; 1955
Box Folder
4 1 Papers; 1956
2 Papers; 1957
3 Papers; 1958
4 Papers; 1959
Box Folder
5 1 Papers; 1960-1961
2 Papers; 1962
3 Papers; 1963
4 Papers; 1964
5 Papers; 1965
6 Papers; 1966
7 Papers; 1967
8 Papers; 1968
9 Papers; 1969
10 Papers; 1970-1979
11 Papers; 1980-1983
12 Papers; 1984-1991
13 Material; Undated
Miscellaneous Files; 1930-1990
Box Folder
6 1 Papers re. Mallory Trophy; ca. 1940-1951
2 IYRA Race Results; 1957-1961
3 Registration Forms; ca. 1957-1972
4 Treasurer's Reports; 1978-1985
5 Miscellaneous photos and snapshots
6 "Interscholastic Yacht Racing Association, 60th Anniversary; 1930-1990
Volumes; ca. 1932-1991
Volume
1 Regatta Information & Records; ca.
2 Regatta Information & Records; ca. l951-1974
3 IYRA Guest Register; ca. 1937-1948
4 Checkbook (IYRA); ca. 1932-1940
5 Checkbook (IYRA); ca. 1940-1948
6 Checkbook (IYRA); ca. 1948-1951
7 IYRA Journal of Receipts & Expenditures; ca. 1936-1949
8 Reports, Minutes, Records; ca. 1953-1986
9 Reports, Minutes, Records; ca. l987-1988
10 Reports, Minutes, Records; ca. 1988-1991
ISYRA Artifacts;
Box Folder
9 1 ISYRA Artifacts
Interscholastic Sailing Association; General Files; 1993-1997
Box Folder
10 1 Officers and Directors, ISSA; 1993-1996
2 Minutes Board of Director and Annual Meetings; 1994-1995
3 Newsletters, ISSA; 1993-
4 Correspondence, Lawrence White; 1988-1996
5 Clippings, Regatta Info, Bill Wakeman bio, and ISSA News; (Recorded 1994 Dec 9, 1996 Feb, 1996 Oct, 1997 Mar
6 Fastnet International Schools Regatta; 1993, 1994, 1996
7 Annual Championship Information; 1994-1996
8 National School Sailing Association (England), Information; ca. 1992-1994
9 Proposed Amendments to ISSA Procedural Rules; 1996
10 Newsletters, Other Sailing Associations; 1996
Box Folder
"American Sailor" - US Sailing; 1996 Sep
"LNSS Telltales" - Lake Minnetonka Sailing School; 1996 Winter
"The Bulletin" - San Francisco Yacht Club; 1996 Jul
"Pacific Pipeline" - United States Sailing Center; 1996 Spring
"The Viking Saga" - Student Newspaper of East Lyme High School; 1996 Nov 18
"Marktrap" - Newsletter of the United States Racing Association; 1996 Apr
"Tabor Sailing" - News for Tabor Academy Sailors; 1996 Feb
ISSA Publications
Box Folder
11 "Simplified Race Management of School Sailing and Inshore Boats, 1st ed.; 1992 Apr
"Simplified Race Management of School Sailing and Inshore Boats," 2nd ed.; 1993 Aug
Box Folder
11 "Starting Your Own High School Sailing Team," 4th ed. (Related video available in G. W. Blunt White Library) 1993 Nov
"Starting Your Own High School Sailing Team"; 1997
"Simplified Race Management for School Sailing and Inshore Boats, " 2nd ed.; 1993 Aug
"Coaching a High School Sailing Team "; 1994
"A Directory of High School Sailing"; 1995
"Official Procedural Rules of Interscholastic Sailing Competition"; 1993-1996
Interscholastic Sailing Association; General Files; 1974-1998
Box Folder
12 1 Newsletters, ISSA; 1997-
2 Bulletins, ISSA; 1997-
3 Membership Card and Decals, ISSA
4 Correspondence, Lawrence White; 1997-
5 Clippings, Regatta Info; (Recorded 1998 Apr)
6 Newsletters, Other Sailing Associations;
Box Folder
"Junior Sailing Association of Long Island"
"Sound Newsletter"; 1997 Jun 20
"Blue Jay Banter" 1997 Fall
"Grin"; Newsletter, Vol. 1, Issue 1
"American Sailor", US Sailing; 1998 Feb
7 Board Meeting Correspondence, Rosters, and Minutes; 1974
8 Board Meeting Correspondence, Rosters, and Minutes; 1987
9 Board Meeting Correspondence, Rosters, and Minutes; 1988
10 Board Meeting Correspondence, Rosters, and Minutes; 1989
11 Board Meeting Correspondence, Rosters, and Minutes; 1990
12 Board Meeting Correspondence, Rosters, and Minutes; 1991
13 Board Meeting Correspondence, Rosters, and Minutes; 1992
14 Board Meeting Correspondence, Rosters, and Minutes; 1993
15 Board Meeting Correspondence, Rosters, and Minutes; 1994
16 Board Meeting Correspondence, Rosters, and Minutes; 1995
17 Board Meeting Correspondence, Rosters, and Minutes; 1996
18 Board Meeting Correspondence, Rosters, and Minutes; 1997
19 Board Meeting Correspondence, Rosters, and Minutes; 1998
Interscholastic Sailing Association; General Files; 1992-1997
Box Folder
13 1 Canceled Checks and Deposit Slips; 1992-1994
2 Canceled Checks and Deposit Slips; 1995-1997
3 Bills and Receipts; 1993
ISSA National Championships; 1996-1998
Box Folder
14 1 National Championships; 1996
2 National Championships; 1997
3 National Championships; 1998
Trophies; 1990-1997
Box Folder
15 1 ISSA 60th Anniversary Open; 1990
2 Mallory and Baker Trophies; 1990
3 Cressy Trophy; 1990
4 Mallory, Cressy and Baker Trophies; 1997

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