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LeBlanc wins Melges 24 Gulf Coast Champs

Posted on 5/21/2018

FAIRHOPE, Ala. — SYC's Dwight LeBlanc III and his team aboard TRIPLE D's has won the 2018 Melges 24 Gulf Coast Championship. Click thru for report.

Regata al Sol XXX results are in

Posted on 5/17/2018

ISLA MUJERES, Mex. — ATLANTIC UNION II, a Beneteau First 44.7 owned by Paul & Rachael Gillette of Pensacola YC has won the racing and monohull divisions of the 30th Regata al Sol. Ryan Finn's 36-foot custom proa, JZERRO, was first-to-finish and took the overall and multihull wins. Robert Kiegel's Pearson 424, ACADIA, topped the cruising division. Click thru for results and race replay.

Warrior smashes own record in Antigua Bermuda Race

Posted on 5/14/2018

HAMILTON, Bermuda — Stephen Murray's heavily modified Volvo 70, WARRIOR, broke her own course record by nearly a full day in taking line honors in the Royal Bermuda YC's Antigua Bermuda Race. Click on image for video, click thru for more info.

Mexico Racer Distmasted by Waterspout

Posted on 5/13/2018

GULF OF MEXICO (May 12, 2018) - Yesterday, Maria Perez and Lisa Johnson's Beneteau Oceanis 41.1, CLOUD 9.1, was dismasted by a waterspout in a squall, 125 miles from the finish line in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. All on board are fine, but the rig was cut away and dropped overboard. Besides Johnson, the crew of eight includes Benz Faget, Rod Steiffel and John F. Dane.

Team Lovell sails GYA Opening

Posted on 5/9/2018

MOBILE, Ala. — SYC junior sailor Reed Menszer joined the Lovell family of Nick, Katy and Johnny to sail in the GYA Opening Regatta at Mobile YC, where the team tied for third in the 14-boat Capdevielle Viper 640 class. This was just the second Capdevielle event to be sailed in Vipers following the retirement of the venerable Flying Scot. Gulfport YC won the event with Pontchartrain YC and St. Andrews Bay YC completing the podium.

Regata al Sol to Start May 9th

Posted on 5/4/2018

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Eighteen entries will cross the Mexican Gulf in SYC's biennial blue-water sprint to Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Patrick Waring's shiny new J/121 offshore speedster, HOT PURSUIT, will make her deep-water debut in the event. Click thru for event site with live race tracking.

WARRIOR tops Round Antigua Race

Posted on 4/29/2018

ANTIGUA – Stephen Murray's WARRIOR took both line and fleet honors in this year's Peter & May Round Antigua Race, while besting the previous course record by over forty minutes. Click thru for more.

Harbor construction set to begin in May

Posted on 4/19/2018

The Municipal Yacht Harbor has just released their most recent presentation of the plans to rebuild the harbor (click image above). It is of great interest to all SYC members as the disruption to the parking area outside the club gate will reduce the available parking by 75% for 11 months (120 spaces lost). While the East Marina construction is only expected to last from May to December, the East Entry and Comfort Station construction will continue until April 2019. The Board is working to find alternative parking options and will keep the membership informed.

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