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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.

Video by Burt Benrud

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NYYC 175th Anniversary Regatta IC37 Class Champions, Team SYC
From left, front row: Clerc Cooper, Jeanne Herman, Steve Benjamin (seated); 
Standing: Jonathan Schrantz, Langston Goldenberg, Andrew Eagan, Johnny Lovell, Nick Lovell, Andy Lovell.

Saturday — Team SYC slammed the door shut with a bullet in Race 11 and then played defense in Races 12 & 13 to bring home a 15-point margin of victory.  An impressive win in the largest, most competitive IC37 regatta yet.  This is the last major warm-up before the Invitational Cup in September.

Friday, Race 10 — Aaaand, there it is!  Team SYC win Race 10 to complete the cycle on the day—3, 2, 1—and take their first lead of the regatta.   Brit, Chris Lewis, (GBR 003) held the lead all day and is just 2 points back.  Tomorrow will be a dogfight!

Friday, Race 9 — Things are getting heated at the top of the standings.  Team SYC notched another podium finish to move into second place, 3 points out of the lead.  Lovell and crew have posted more top-five finishes than any other team.

Friday, Race 8Watch this video of spinnaker sets.  Team SYC (USA 1) are the second boat to set in the video.  Compare SYC mastman Langston Goldenberg's set to all others.  Wow.  Just, wow.  Team SYC finished third in this race and moved within 5 points of the lead.

Thursday — Postponement ashore in the morning, then two races today.  It was down, then up for Team SYC, who are now effectively one point out of second and 10 points behind the leader.  After 7 races, SYC is the only team with more than one race win.

Thursday Morning — After 5 races, Team SYC sit in fourth place, 2 points out of second and 9 points from the lead.  Given the light-air forecast, the 5-day regatta is near its halfway point, but with plenty of racing left.

7/18/19 Report — Team SYC are back in action aboard the IC37 at NYYC's 175th Anniversary Regatta.  For this event, skipper Andy Lovell and crew have drawn hull #001 of NYYC's brand new 20-boat fleet.  After 5 races, Team SYC sit in fourth place, 2 points out of second and 9 points from the lead.  Given the light-air forecast, the 5-day regatta is near its halfway point, but with plenty of racing left.  Lovell and crew are tuning-up to defend SYC's Invitational Cup title in September.


Bowman Jonathan Schrantz (bow #001) checks the starting line for Team SYC