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.
The petit finals for third place pitted Southern against the
host New York Yacht Club team, which had been seeded first after the round
robins but lost to eventual winner St. Francis Yacht Club in their semi-final
Southern defeated New York 2-1 in the best of three series
to take third place.
St. Francis won the Hinman Masters after finishing second
the last two years. The St. Francis team defeated Noroton Yacht Club 3-2 in the
finals, charging back from a 0-2 deficit to win three consecutive races and the
Hinman Masters trophy.
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