Current ArticlesArchive
DateTitle - Author / Summary
 Posted On Tuesday, June 25, 2019
SYC Junior wins US Youth Champs 
BEACH HAVEN, N.J. — Sidney Charbonnet (Southern YC) and Ben Rosenberg (East Greenwich YC) won nine of fourteen races and never placed below third to dominate the NACRA 15 Class at the 2019 U.S. Sailing Youth Championship, hosted by the Little Egg Harbor YC. Charbonnet will attend College of Charleston in the fall. Also sailing at "The Youths", were the all-SYC team of Emily Alfortish and Claire Housey in the 29er Class. Click thru for photos and links.
 Posted On Tuesday, May 28, 2019
3rd Annual Brooke E. Posey Swim-a-Thon 
UPDATE: Register by June 5th to get a free t-shirt on the day of the event! Join us for the 3rd Annual Brooke E. Posey Swim-A-Thon on June 15th! Click the picture above to register.
 Posted On Saturday, February 02, 2019
SYC Junior foils into Olympic Class 
MIAMI — High school senior Sidney Charbonnet is spending this week at the 2019 Hemple World Cup Series in Miami foiling at over 27 knots in the Nacra 17 Olympic Class. Charbonnet and sailing parter Ben Rosenberg of Greenwich, Conn. have been training in the Nacra 15, an Olympic pathway boat, and have made the jump into the Olympic Nacra 17 to go head-to-head with other aspiring Olympic athletes from over 11 countries in the waters of Biscayne Bay. Click image to visit regatta website.
 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 Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Newman team wins Great Oaks 
WEST END — For the first time in recent memory, a local high school has won the Allstate Sugar Bowl Great Oaks Regatta. The team from Isidore Newman School won their division in the preliminary round and rolled on to overall victory in the final round. Despite winning six of eight races in the finals, the gritty Greenies had to stage a comeback from a mid-series stumble, retaking the lead in the very last race. The Newman team is Emily Alfortish, Ellie Menszer, Nick Combe, Thomas Kerrigan, and Jonathan Schrantz (not pictured). Click on photo for results.
 Posted On Monday, August 13, 2018
SYC Perfect at GYA Knost Regatta 
PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. — SYC won the 2018 GYA Knost Regatta in rare form with a clean sweep of six bullets in the six-race event, hosted by Pass Christian YC. This "perfect" team consisted of skippers Katy Lovell, Jeanne Herman, and Kaity Potts and crew Clerc Cooper, Miia Newman, Julie Wilson DiColo, Hartley Meric Crunk, Caroline Meric, Claire Housey, and Marguerite Christman. This was the first year sailing the new GYA Capdeville Viper 640 yachts. Click image to enlarge.
 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 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 Thursday, July 27, 2017
Fledgling cat program hits the big time 
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.
 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, 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 Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Junior Team Racers Place Third in Texas 
GALVESTON BAY, Tex. - Team SYC finished in third place in 4-on-4 team racing at the Texas Youth Race Week, winning 22 of 30 races. Congratulations!
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 Thursday, June 30, 2016
Seagulls Win City Championship 
After winning their Division Championship earlier in the week, SYC's swim team, the Seagulls, have won the GNOCCSL's 2016 City Championship. Congratulations!
 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.
 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.