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DateTitle - Author / Summary
 Posted On Monday, May 14, 2018
Warrior smashes own record in Antigua Bermuda Race 
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.
 Posted On Sunday, May 13, 2018
Mexico Racer Distmasted by Waterspout 
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.
 Posted On Wednesday, May 09, 2018
Team Lovell sails GYA Opening 
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.
 Posted On Friday, May 04, 2018
Regata al Sol to Start May 9th 
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.
 Posted On Sunday, April 29, 2018
WARRIOR tops Round Antigua Race 
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.
 Posted On Saturday, April 28, 2018
The Ten Laws of Guest Service 
On Tuesday, April 17 Christian Pendleton, General Manager of the Ralph Brennan's Restaurant Group, spoke to the SYC service staff regarding the "laws" of guest service. His talk was focused on making guests feel great about themselves and their experience. The discussion was well received and enjoyed by the staff. Click thru for details.
 Posted On Thursday, April 19, 2018
Harbor construction set to begin in May 
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.
 Posted On Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Tall Ships Gala Set for April 21st 
The Tall Ships are coming to New Orleans for a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate New Orleans' 300th Birthday on April 21st at Audubon Woldenberg Park. Click on the image for more information.
 Posted On Saturday, March 03, 2018
Good news on The Dip 
Good news for Southern Yacht Club and its members: The Dip is about to be fixed. Construction starts Monday March 5 and will last about eight months. Be on the lookout for detours as you make the turn over the levee while construction is in progress, shifting traffic in both directions to one side of West Roadway or the other. The project will replace the old drainage and utilities under the street, while the sump pump that has drained The Dip the past year will remain in place during construction. The Flood Protection Authority—East of the Orleans Levee District is funding the street repair project. This should eliminate the uncertainty of whether you can make it to the club for your favorite delicacies from Chef James or your favorite beverages at the 1849 Bar! See you at the club.
 Posted On Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Heausler & Benvenutti finish strong at VX One Midwinters 
SARASOTA, Fla.—Richard "Boo" Heausler and crew Jackson Benvenutti placed second in the VX One Midwinters sailed over the holiday weekend. The team finally found their groove in the 25-boat fleet taking two bullets on the last day, narrowly missing the overall win by just two points to the father-son team of Jeff & Emery Eiber, of Cleveland, Ohio. Click image for event site.
 Posted On Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Meric to represent GYA at Mallorys (Updated) 
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Meric and crew completed thirty-four races in 4 days at the US Adult Championship for the Mallory Trophy, hosted by the St. Pete YC. The team advanced to the final round, but did not place in the top finishers. However, the team was recognized by their peers with the Sportsmanship Award. Click thru for more info.
 Posted On Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Viper NAs kick-off in Fort Walton - Update 
FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla.—Marcus Eagan, Andrew Eagan and Jackson Benvenutti won the 2017 Viper NAs in a narrow finish, with five of the top six boats posting a Z-flag penalty during the hard-fought regatta. Patrick Ryan, with crew Norman Vallette and Langston Goldenberg, placed ninth. Click thru for more info.
 Posted On Tuesday, October 24, 2017
SYC sailors in the money at VX One NAs 
HEATH, Tex.—Skipper Boo Heausler and crew, Jackson Benvenutti, took fourth place in the VX One North Americans sailed at Rush Creek YC. The team stayed relatively clean in the 26-boat fleet, scoring one bullet and six top-ten finishes in nine races. Local ace Bill Draheim took the title. Click thru for results.
 Posted On Thursday, October 05, 2017
Storm-Related Status Updates 
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 Posted On Sunday, September 17, 2017
Resolute to the End, Southern Yacht Club Claims 2017 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup 
NEWPORT, R.I.—The morning may have dawned with dense fog and little breeze on Narragansett Bay, but by mid-afternoon the sky had cleared and the same could be said of any ambiguity regarding which was the best team at the 2017 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. In today's single race, the Southern Yacht Club was as sharp as they had been in the previous 11 races, starting strongly and never wavering.
 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.