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 Posted On Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Junior Program looks to spark Olympic aspirations 
SYC's history in the Olympic Games spans nearly eighty years and four Olympic Medals, but it's now been ten years since Johnny Lovell and John Dane waved the Stars and Stripes at the Summer Games in China. Today there are no local campaigns in the works, but there is lots of potential. Lovell and his wife, Katy, have joined forces with several other sailing parents to develop SYC's youth sailing at all levels of competition, up to and including the Olympics. The Lovells are responsible for bringing the NACRA 15 Midwinters to SYC next month and to open that event, SYC will host the Youth Sailing Trends and Pathways seminar with three experts in youth sailing development: John Pearce, Leandro Spina, and Greg Fisher. Click image for more information.
 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 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 Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Viper 640 Summer Regatta 
MOBILE, Alabama. SYC's Clerc Cooper, Cal Herman Jr, and Miia Newman won first place in the Viper 640 Summer Regatta at Mobile Yacht Club. Congratulations!
 Posted On Tuesday, July 12, 2016
PURSUIT and the Regata al Sol 
The Regata al Sol, the 550-nautical mile biannual sailing race from Pensacola to Isla Mujeres, has a long history and tradition dating back to 1965. According to Enrique Lima who has coordinated the race since its inception, negotiations between his brother and Fidel Castro, smoothed the way for the inaugural event. (more)
 Posted On Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Junior Lipton Team decided 
The SYC Junior Lipton Team was decided by a double round robin elimination series on May 30-31. The skippers will be Boyd Housey, Langston Goldenberg and Kevin McKee.
SYC’s Decision and Pursuit win 2016 Regatta al Sol 
ISLA MUJERES, Mexico - Stephen Murray Jr’s Decision once again dominated Racing Division while Patrick Waring’s Pursuit won Cruising Division in the unusually slow Regata al Sol XXIX. Over half the fleet retired due to light winds. Full results can be found here: and look for a full report in the next Telltale.
 Posted On Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Bluebottle Trophy Team Race Series 
Competition for the Royal Navy Bluebottle Trophy resumed April 23 & 24 at the Southern Yacht Club after a break of several decades. A team of 10 sailors from the Royal Canadian Yacht Club (RCYC) in Toronto, traveled south to sail member owned J/22’s in a team race, best of 17, format. Click on the picture to read the full article.
 Posted On Monday, April 04, 2016
Harbor Mice Spring Clinic Begins! 
Our youngest sailors hit the water this weekend for the start of Harbor Mice Spring Clinic. Sunday's weather was perfect for our newest sailors to try out their skills!
 Posted On Monday, November 30, 2015
USODA Midwinter Championship 
Southern Yacht Club once again hosted the Optimist Midwinter Championship over Thanksgiving weekend. Sailors and guests were treated to beautiful weather, great racing and SYC hospitality. Many thanks to all of our volunteers and the SYC Board and Staff for another successful year. Click for photos and results.
 Posted On Monday, October 26, 2015
SYC Opti Parents Race 
Great job to our Opti Parents for surviving the Parents Race! The kids did an excellent job serving as Race Committee. Click to view slideshow.
 Posted On Monday, October 19, 2015
SYC Opti Team Sails Closing Regatta 
 Posted On Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Optimist Fall Clinic Registration Now Open! 
Opening Day: Saturday, September 12th. Late Registration fee after September 5th.
 Posted On Monday, April 27, 2015
Team SYC arrives in Miami for USODA Team Trials! 
 Posted On Thursday, March 12, 2015
US Youth Champs 
US Youth Champs Deadline Approaching - 11:59 p.m. CST on Sunday, March 15th! This is the qualifying event for 2015 ISAF Youth World Championship. Any junior sailor not reaching the age 20 as of 12/31/2015 who sails a club 420, Laser, Laser Radial, 29er, RS:X or Formula 16 can apply. July 6-10 in Bristol, RI.
 Posted On Sunday, December 14, 2014
Optimist Winter Clinic Begins 
SYC welcomes Optimist Head Coach Peri Brusa for Winter Clinic! Sailors and coaches were treated to beautiful weather for opening weekend.
 Posted On Tuesday, July 22, 2014
SYC defends GYA Junior Lipton trophy 
The SYC Juniors successfully defended their 2013 title in home waters, and won a second consecutive GYA Junior Lipton Challenge.