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 Posted On Monday, November 04, 2019
Newport Harbor wins Soiland Cup 
WEST END — SYC hosted seven teams for its premier team racing event, the Soiland Cup. Four teams faced-off in the final round robin with Newport Harbor YC taking first place over the College of Charleston Alumni, Eastern YC and Corinthian YC. Click thru for results and photos.
 Posted On Saturday, September 14, 2019
Invitational Cup title defense proves to be a tall order 
UPDATE: NEWPORT, R.I. — Team SYC wrapped up the 2019 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup with a strong closing day, placing third in the final two races. After struggling early, Southern was able to claw back to fifth place for the regatta, just one point behind fourth place. The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron was by far the most consistent team, posting just one double-digit finish to win the Cup. Second place San Diego YC was the early regatta leader and won the most number of races, but couldn't quite match the Aussies' consistency. Royal Cork YC and Royal Canadian YC rounded-out the top four. Click thru for results.
 Posted On Friday, August 30, 2019
Stage is set for NYYC Invitational Cup 
From Scuttlebutt Sailing News: Newport, RI (August 29, 2019) – For three United States yacht clubs, the figurative road to the sixth edition of the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup was significantly more challenging than the literal one. While the 17 foreign yacht clubs that will travel to Newport from far-flung ports of call were selected via resume, the American teams were required to battle their way onto amateur sailing’s grandest stage. San Diego Yacht Club, Southern Yacht Club and New York Yacht Club will make up the smallest American contingent since the initial regatta in 2009. [Click image for full article.]
 Posted On Saturday, August 24, 2019
Eagan tops Viper Worlds 
LONG BEACH, Ca. — Marcus Eagan has added another world championship to his resume with a convincing victory at the 2019 Viper 640 Worlds hosted by Alamitos Bay YC. The all-SYC crew included Andrew Eagan and Jackson Benvenutti. The team posted all top-ten finishes in the 41-boat fleet with five firsts in thirteen races. No other team won more than a single race. Click on image to view results.
 Posted On Sunday, August 11, 2019
Buddy Friedrichs to Hall of Fame 
NEWPORT, R.I. — The National Sailing Hall of Fame has announced the class of 2019, which will include Southern Yacht Club's first honoree, G. Shelby "Buddy" Friedrichs Jr. Friedrichs, 1941–1991, is best known for winning the Olympic Gold Medal at the 1968 Mexico games, in the Dragon Class. His Olympic crew included Barton Jahncke and Gerald "Click" Schreck. The NSHOF induction ceremony will be held at Seattle YC on November 9, 2019. Click image for press release.
 Posted On Thursday, July 18, 2019
Team SYC put their stamp on NYYC's 175th celebration 
NEWPORT, R.I. — Skipper Andy Lovell and the Team SYC crew have won the most competitive test yet of the brand new IC37 Class commissioned by New York YC for their prestigious Invitational Cup challenge. Twenty-one of the Melges-branded IC37's were on the line; only twenty will compete in the Invitational Cup, itself. Team SYC, the defending champions, will certainly be the team to beat come September. Click thru for full report.
 Posted On Monday, July 15, 2019
Andy Lovell skippers IC37 Team to Second Place in Newport Regatta 
NEWPORT, R.I. — Team SYC (to leeward in photo) practices on Narragansett Bay while waiting for the next race at the Sail Newport Regatta July 6–7. Skippered by Andy Lovell, Southern Yacht Club took a strong second in the IC37 Class, overcoming a black flag DSQ in the third race. Team SYC owned Sunday with finishes of 1-1-3 and placed second, only two points out of a win.
 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 Saturday, June 08, 2019
Team SYC impressed with new IC37 
NEWPORT, R.I. — SYC's Invitational Cup Championship Defense team attended their first practice regatta using NYYC's twenty newly-launched IC37s. Skipper Andy Lovell says the boat feels like a small TP52, with its broad beam and wide-open cockpit. The team had a solid start and first beat, but Lovell had to gybe away at the crowded weather mark, ultimately rounding near last place. The team rose to the challenge, grinding their way back to a second place finish! That was the best possible outcome according to the age-old rule of "Never win the practice race!" The Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup will be held on Sep 7–14.
 Posted On Friday, May 31, 2019
USCG wins Defenders Challenge 
WEST END – The U.S. Coast Guard, once again, sailed to victory in the annual Memorial Day Defenders Challenge, followed by the Marine Corps in second place, and the Air Force in third place. The winning team was ENS Rachel Burchill, CWO Jeff Weaver and skipper, LCDR Andrew Czarniak.
 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 Monday, April 29, 2019
Team Racers in Jackson Cup semi-finals 
MARBLEHEAD, Mass. — In very challenging conditions, the SYC Jackson Cup Team had a successful day on Saturday, advancing to Sunday's semi-final round where they placed fourth behind New York YC (3rd), host Boston YC (2nd), and a very strong Corinthian YC team (1st). The skippers were John Loe, John A. Meade and Cardwell Potts. The crew included Lucy Loe, Beau LeBlanc, Cherrie Felder, Dwight LeBlanc III, Nancy Claypool, Shelby Friedrichs, Jennifer Potts, Corky Potts, and Danny Sullivan.
 Posted On Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Southern wins Nichols Cup Team Race 
WEST END — Results: 1st - Southern YC; 2nd - Texas Corinthian YC; 3rd - New York YC; 4th - St. Francis YC.
 Posted On Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Members and spouses invited to Spring Town Hall 
Commodore Guy Brierre and General Manager Lee Stall will host a Town Hall meeting for all classes of members and their spouses on Tuesday, April 9th. Click on the image to find the flyer. Reservations are only required for dinner, not to attend the meeting.
 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 Thursday, January 24, 2019
SYC, SSF join forces to support Coast Guard UPDATE 
UPDATE (January 30, 2019) – SYC and the Southern Sailing Foundation raised $5,000 to support our local Coast Guard families during the government shutdown. Click thru for more info.
 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 Friday, October 12, 2018
Rick McGregor wins R19 Nationals in dramatic fashion 
WEST END – Rick McGregor survived a late charge from past class champion Benz Faget with a win in the final race to take the 2018 Rhodes 19 National Championship trophy. Click thru for report.
 Posted On Thursday, September 27, 2018
MYH updates waiting list rules 
WEST END—The Municipal Yacht Harbor Management Corporation has revised its waiting list rules while it continues to accept new slip lease applications. The changes primarily concern the requirement that each applicant must have a boat in usable condition for which the slip application is made. Those who have already completed a slip application and received confirmation do not need to re-apply. Click thru for the revised rules.