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 Posted On Monday, June 12, 2017
Gulfport to Pensacola Race to start Friday 
GULFPORT, Miss. - Gulf Coast sailors will gather this Friday for the 2017 edition of Southern Yacht Club's signature offshore race. The event is run in conjunction with the Gulfport and Pensacola yacht clubs. Click thru for more information and to follow the live race tracking.
 Posted On Monday, June 05, 2017
Annapolis to Newport record falls 
NEWPORT, R.I. - Stephen Murray's Volvo 70 WARRIOR has set a second course record in as many events. WARRIOR finished the 473 nm course in just over 40 hours. The record for Annapolis YC's biennial blue-water classic had stood for sixteen years. Click thru for more links.
 Posted On Wednesday, May 17, 2017
WARRIOR sets Antigua to Bermuda record 
BERMUDA - Stephen Murray Jr.'s modified VOR70, WARRIOR (ex-CAMPER), has set the monohull course record for the Antigua Bermuda Race hosted by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Squadron. UPDATE: Warrior placed first in both the IRC and CSA (Caribbean Sailing Assn.) handicap divisions. Click on title for video and more.
 Posted On Thursday, May 04, 2017
Jackson Cup Team Race Regatta 
SYC was well represented last weekend in Marblehead at Boston Yacht Club's Jackson Cup Team Race Regatta. SYC tied for first until the final series, and came home with third place trophies.
 Posted On Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Team SOUTHERN readies for Invitational Cup 
Team SYC, consisting of Marcus and Andrew Eagan and Jackson Benvenutti, routed the competition last September in New York Yacht Club’s Resolute Cup to earn SYC a place in the 2017 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup for the first time ever. Now the hard part begins...
 Posted On Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Leukemia Cup Regatta 
IBERIA BANK LEUKEMIA CUP REGATTA | Regatta/April 1-2, 2017 | VIP Cocktail Party/ April 1, 2017 5:00-6:00pm | Post Race Party/April 1, 2017 6:00-10:00pm
 Posted On Friday, March 24, 2017
Southern Nichols Cup Regatta 
It took from 2006 to the last race of the last series in 2017 for Southern Yacht Club to lose the Southern Nichols Cup team regatta. But it finally happened the weekend of March 18-19, when St. Francis Yacht Club came from behind to win the seventh race of the gold series and take the first-place trophy someplace besides SYC.
 Posted On Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Ladies Decorating the Club 
A spirited group of ladies gathered Monday after Thanksgiving to continue the tradition of decorating the club for Christmas. Obviously, a good time was had by all, and there were no casualties.
 Posted On Sunday, November 27, 2016
Thomas Kerrigan wins the 2016 USODA Midwinter Championship 
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.
 Posted On Wednesday, November 16, 2016
New Harbor Plans Unveiled 
On Tuesday, the City of New Orleans and MYH Management Commission unveiled Phase 1 of the plans to rebuild the harbor and docks. Click on the image to view the presentation.
 Posted On Monday, November 14, 2016
Cardwell Potts Warms-up for Viper Worlds 
UPDATE: Potts and crew eventually took 5th place in the Viper International Championship. BERMUDA - SYC member Cardwell Potts, sailing with his wife Jennifer, Ted Ferrarone, and Kendra Emhiser, a quartet of Viper 640 sailors from Larchmont (NY) Yacht Club, won the Viper 640 International Championship Warm-up Regatta. Held November 13-14 and sailed on Bermuda’s Great Sound, 26 Vipers competed in the Warm-up with the fleet expanding to 42 Vipers for the International Championship. Click on photo for Sailing Scuttlebutt article.
 Posted On Friday, November 11, 2016
College of Charleston Wins Soiland Cup Team Race 
Eight teams enjoyed ideal weather conditions for the Southern Soiland Cup, SYC's premier annual team racing event. PRO Nathan Adams' Race Committee got off two full round robins (fifty-six races!) before finishing the regatta with a mini gold series of the top four teams, and a mini silver series. St. Francis Yacht Club defeated SYC in a sail-off for third place, while College of Charleston Yacht Club won first place in a sail-off over San Diego Yacht Club. More coverage of the regatta to come in the next Tell-Tale.
 Posted On Tuesday, November 01, 2016
SYC Sailors Place in Harvest Moon Regatta 
PORT ARANSAS, Tex. - SYC member Cran Fraser finished second In ORC Class C and First in the Beneteau Class in the annual sprint down the Texas Gulf Coast from Galveston Island to Port Aransas. With a SSE wind from 8 knots at the start to between 14 to 20 knots during the race made it a rhumb line race for WHISTLER II, a Beneteau First 38.
 Posted On Thursday, October 13, 2016
Reinvigorated Coco Seemann Regatta 
Coco Seemann was an active racer for many years, both on the Lake and the Gulf Coast. She led SYC to four Knost Regatta victories and qualified as a skipper for SYC’s 1952 Lipton team, placing 2nd in her cup race. She was also the first sailor from our area to qualify for the Francis Adams Trophy, the US Sailing Women’s Championship in 1954, sailed in Riverside, CT. See full story in November Tell-Tale.
 Posted On Thursday, September 15, 2016
SYC Wins Resolute Cup 
NEWPORT, R.I. - SYC skipper Marcus Eagan and crew, Andrew Eagan and Jackson Benvenutti, brought a metaphorical gun to the knife fight that was NYYC's Resolute Cup. The self-proclaimed Corinthian Championship of U.S. Yacht Clubs accepts 28 entries to determine which three U.S. clubs are invited to participate in NYYC's Corinthian "re-imagining" of the America's Cup: The Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup. Eagan's secret weapon was his notable experience - and success - in the Melges 20 class.
 Posted On Thursday, September 08, 2016
Harbor Study to FEMA 
As part of the process to rebuild the harbor, FEMA mandated that the Municipal Yacht Harbor Management Corporation conduct a feasibility study. Southern Yacht Club assisted by developing our own survey among members and non-members about what boaters want to see in a new marina. Our findings were used by the Moffatt & Nichol firm in their final report. The feasibility study has been accepted by MYHMC and is available by clicking the image above.
 Posted On Monday, September 05, 2016
SYC Places at GYA Liptons 
MOBILE, Ala. - The SYC Lipton Team (1-2-10-2, 15pts) had their best regatta since winning in 2003, with a second place at the GYA Interclub Challenge hosted by Buccaneer YC. Pass Christian YC (5-1-1-1, 8pts) sailed an excellent regatta for a solid victory. Bay-Waveland YC (3-4-3-6, 16pts) ended their four-year winning streak with a third place. This is the penultimate year for the venerable Flying Scot as the GYA's Interclub boat will change to the Viper 640 sportboat for the 2018 season.
 Posted On Monday, August 29, 2016
Lipton Team Set 
The Lipton Eliminations were held this past weekend and the winning skippers are John Loe, Baker Potts, Commo. Scott Sonnier and Dwight LeBlanc IV. The alternate skipper is Christian Gambel and John Alden Meade is the team captain. The GYA Liptons will be held over Labor Day weekend at Buccaneer YC in Mobile. Click on the image for photo gallery.