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 Posted On Wednesday, September 06, 2017
Former Olympic Sailors to Lead Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup Entries 
NEWPORT, R.I. — If there’s one common thread that binds all United States yacht clubs—if not yacht clubs the world over—it’s an intense and unflagging pride in their homegrown success stories. So it’s no surprise that two of the brightest sailing talents to ever emerge from Southern Yacht Club and Shelter Island Yacht Club will be calling the shots when their teams line up on Tuesday, September 12, for each club’s first attempt at the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. Click on image for article.
 Posted On Thursday, August 24, 2017
Rhodes 19s head north for Nationals 
MARBLEHEAD, Mass. - Two teams of Southern Rhodes 19 sailors trekked to Eastern Yacht Club for the 2017 Rhodes 19 Nationals. Skippers Rocky Sanchez and Rick Mcgregor had their hands full with some stiff competition on the water, but in true SYC fashion, the crews held their own at the parties. Click thru for photo and links.
 Posted On Monday, August 21, 2017
SYC takes third at Hinman Masters 
NEWPORT, R.I. - Southern Yacht Club narrowly bested host New York Yacht Club to claim third place among ten teams in the annual Hinman Masters team regatta sailed at Harbour Court in Newport, RI the weekend of August 20. Led by skippers Johnny and Andy Lovell and Dwight LeBlanc III, the SYC team completed two round robins in second place, two wins behind New York. That was good enough for a bye into the gold knock-out series, but SYC lost to Noroton Yacht Club in the semi-finals. Click thru for more information.
 Posted On Monday, July 17, 2017
PENSACOLA, Fla. - Skipper Debby Grimm and her crew aboard HOT CHOCOLATE won the GYA Women's PHRF Championship hosted by the Navy and Pensacola YCs last weekend. Grimm and crew (3-2-1) finished strong on Sunday to nip Pontchartrain YC's Susan Danielson (1-1-5) by a single point.
 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 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 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 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 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.
 Posted On Sunday, August 28, 2016
Team Racers Place Well at Harbor Court 
NEWPORT, R.I. - SYC was well-represented in the annual Summer trifecta of team races at NYYC's Harbor Court station. Two teams, the Hinman Masters and the Grandmasters, placed 3rd in their events. The Morgan Cup team was a respectable fifth place, just missing the semifinals by one point. Read more...