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Invitational Cup title defense proves to be a tall order

Posted on 9/14/2019

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.

Buddy Friedrichs to Hall of Fame

Posted on 8/11/2019

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.

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