Posted on 8/11/2019
NEWPORT, R.I. — The National Sailing Hall of Fame has announced the class of 2019, which will include Southern Yacht Club's first honoree, G. Shelby "Buddy" Friedrichs Jr. Friedrichs, 1941–1991, is best known for winning the Olympic Gold Medal at the 1968 Mexico games, in the Dragon Class. His Olympic crew included Barton Jahncke and Gerald "Click" Schreck. The NSHOF induction ceremony will be held at Seattle YC on November 9, 2019. Click image for press release.
Posted on 7/18/2019
NEWPORT, R.I. — Skipper Andy Lovell and the Team SYC crew have won the most competitive test yet of the brand new IC37 Class commissioned by New York YC for their prestigious Invitational Cup challenge. Twenty-one of the Melges-branded IC37's were on the line; only twenty will compete in the Invitational Cup, itself. Team SYC, the defending champions, will certainly be the team to beat come September. Click thru for full report.
Posted on 7/15/2019
NEWPORT, R.I. — Team SYC (to leeward in photo) practices on Narragansett Bay while waiting for the next race at the Sail Newport Regatta July 6–7. Skippered by Andy Lovell, Southern Yacht Club took a strong second in the IC37 Class, overcoming a black flag DSQ in the third race. Team SYC owned Sunday with finishes of 1-1-3 and placed second, only two points out of a win.