Southern Yacht Club

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DateTitle - Author / Summary
 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 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 Sunday, August 26, 2018
Grandmasters place second at Harbor Court 
NEWPORT, R.I.—SYC's team racers wrapped-up the 2018 season at New York YC's Harbor Court with a second place finish in the NYYC Grandmasters event. SYC's best prior finish in this event was third. SYC came from behind to defeat Newport Harbor YC in the semifinals 2–1, but fell to host NYYC 3–1 in the finals. The skippers were Marc Eagan, John Dane & Benz Faget. Click thru for more.
 Posted On Monday, August 20, 2018
SYC Wins Hinman Masters Team Race 
NEWPORT, R.I. — After 14 attempts spanning 17 years, SYC team racers have finally won the New York YC's prestigious Hinman Masters Invitational Team Race. SYC's John Alden Meade recounted their path to victory, "Sunday was super windy, and we were faster and had better boathandling. We were able to get the error rate down low enough to barely make it into the final four [as the #4 seed], and then went the distance against the #1 seed Seawanhaka Corinthian YC (2–1), then in the finals against #2 seed Noroton YC (3–2). Came down to the final race. It was thrilling." Click thru for more.
 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 Sunday, November 05, 2017
San Diego YC wins Soiland Cup 
WEST END—San Diego Yacht Club started fast and ended fast to win the 2017 Southern Soiland Cup team race regatta hosted by Southern Yacht Club November 3-5 sailed on Lake Pontchartrain. Click thru for more...
 Posted On Thursday, November 02, 2017
Soiland Cup team race starts Friday 
WEST END—Eight high-level teams from all three American coasts converge on the waters of Lake Pontchartrain this weekend for the annual Southern Soiland Cup Regatta November 3-5 sailed in club Flying Scots. Click thru for more info.
 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 Thursday, May 04, 2017
Jackson Cup Team Race Regatta 
MARBLEHEAD, Mass. - SYC was well represented last weekend at Boston Yacht Club's Jackson Cup Team Race Regatta. SYC tied for first until the final series, and came home with third place trophies.
 Posted On Friday, March 24, 2017
Southern Nichols Cup Regatta 
It took from 2006 to the last race of the last series in 2017 for Southern Yacht Club to lose the Southern Nichols Cup team regatta. But it finally happened the weekend of March 18-19, when St. Francis Yacht Club came from behind to win the seventh race of the gold series and take the first-place trophy someplace besides SYC.
 Posted On Friday, November 11, 2016
College of Charleston Wins Soiland Cup Team Race 
Eight teams enjoyed ideal weather conditions for the Southern Soiland Cup, SYC's premier annual team racing event. PRO Nathan Adams' Race Committee got off two full round robins (fifty-six races!) before finishing the regatta with a mini gold series of the top four teams, and a mini silver series. St. Francis Yacht Club defeated SYC in a sail-off for third place, while College of Charleston Yacht Club won first place in a sail-off over San Diego Yacht Club. More coverage of the regatta to come in the next Tell-Tale.
 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 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...
 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 Tuesday, June 07, 2016
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 Thursday, May 12, 2016
Southern’s Septuagenarian Secret to Success wins Royal Thames' Cumberland Cup 
LONDON - Congratulations to Cardwell Potts, Zak Fanberg, Jennifer Potts, Commo. Corky Potts, Will Gammell, David Dabney, Cherrie Felder and Billy Marchal on their success at the Royal Thames Yacht Club's Cumberland Cup team race! Click on the picture to read the full article.