Southern Yacht Club




 Regattas & Events


January 10
 Junior Awards
March 5
 Junior Gala
April 1-3
 Dave Perry Team Race Clinic
April 7
 Dave Perry Tactics in Crowds
April 16-17
 Leukemia Cup
April 29-May 1
 Leiter Clinic
May 28-29  
 Juby Wynne One-Design Regatta
October 1-2  
 Cressy Qualifier (HS)
November 11-13
 USODA National Team Practice
November 19-20  
 Great Oaks Regatta (HS)
November 24-26  
 USODA Midwinter Championship
December 3-4 & 30-31  
 Sugar Bowl Regatta (HS, IC)


April 1-2
 Leukemia Cup
April 28-30
 Leiter Clinic

 Optimist Team Racing


May 28-29  
 Junior Team Race Championship

 Junior Activities

Southern Yacht Club’s junior activities program has been hugely successful at generating talented young sailors, a number of whom have gone on to win national and international competitions, both while in school and as adults. More importantly, however, it has introduced countless children to the lifelong joys of sailing. The Junior program also offers a competitive swim team and a popular summer day camp.

Junior Activities Chair
  Andy Lovell
Sailing Director 
  Jim Brusgard
Swim Team 
  Brady Cunningham & Elizabeth Ehrensing 
Laser/Club 420 
  John Lagarde 
High School Sailing 
  Yvonne Pottharst 
  Christian Gambel
Junior Gala Co-Chairs 
  Kelly Alfortish & Katy Lovell 

Latest News

Fledgling cat program hits the big time

Posted on 7/27/2017

CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. - Four teams of SYC catamaran sailors traveled to the 2017 U.S. Sailing National Youth Championships this month. This was by far the biggest test yet for these juniors, as they have only been sailing their Nacra 15s since spring. Team dads Johnny Lovell and Sid Charbonnet, who won the Youth Nationals together in 1984, have been shepherding the SYC Junior program back towards the national stage. Click thru for video and more.

Thomas Kerrigan wins the 2016 USODA Midwinter Championship

Posted on 11/27/2016

Congratulations to Thomas Kerrigan of Southern Yacht Club, winner of the 2016 USODA Midwinter Championship! 265 Optimist sailors competed over Thanksgiving weekend from around the country as well as Canada, Peru, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the Virgin Islands. Emily Alfortish finished 15 overall and several of our SYC sailors had top ten finishes! Great job to Team SYC and special thanks to coaches Diego and Foco! Thanks also to our Regatta Committee, the SYC Board and Staff, and Allstate Sugar Bowl for continuing a great tradition at Southern Yacht Club.

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