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 Posted On Sunday, September 17, 2017
Resolute to the End, Southern Yacht Club Claims 2017 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup 
NEWPORT, R.I. — The morning may have dawned with dense fog and little breeze on Narragansett Bay, but by mid-afternoon the sky had cleared and the same could be said of any ambiguity regarding which was the best team at the 2017 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. In today's single race, the Southern Yacht Club was as sharp as they had been in the previous 11 races, starting strongly and never wavering.
 Posted On Monday, September 11, 2017
SOUTHERN wins Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup 
NEWPORT, R.I. — (9/16/17, 5:30p CDT) In an extremely gratifying, if somewhat anticlimactic, starting sequence in the final Race 12, SOUTHERN held a solid leeward position as Royal Sydney YS struggled to find the front row. SYC extended to the left was able to cover RSYS from several places ahead for the entire race. Despite keeping an eye solidly in the rear view mirror, SYC posted yet another second place on a remarkably consistent scoresheet. RSYS finished in 8th place. SYC is the 2017 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup champion! Click thru for past updates.
 Posted On Thursday, July 27, 2017
Fledgling cat program hits the big time 
CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. - Four teams of SYC catamaran sailors traveled to the 2017 U.S. Sailing National Youth Championships this month. This was by far the biggest test yet for these juniors, as they have only been sailing their Nacra 15s since spring. Team dads Johnny Lovell and Sid Charbonnet, who won the Youth Nationals together in 1984, have been shepherding the SYC Junior program back towards the national stage. Click thru for video and more.
 Posted On Monday, July 17, 2017
SOUTHERN gets up to speed 
NEWPORT, R.I. - SYC's entry in the Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup, SOUTHERN, has placed third in the Swan 42 National Championship, sailed over five days last week. This was skipper Marcus Eagan and Team Southern's first true one-design outing with the boat. The ten-boat fleet included other Invitational Cup teams and also serves as part of NYYC's intra-club selection series for the upcoming international event. Click image for results.
 Posted On Thursday, June 29, 2017
SYC wins 10th straight Challenge Cup 
PENSACOLA, Fla. - SYC has extended its winning streak at the GYA Offshore Challenge Cup with an unprecedented tenth straight overall win. This year's event saw the return of some true offshore racing with a long steeplechase course which sent the fleet out of Pensacola Bay to a rounding mark in the Gulf. Click thru for more.
 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 Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Team SOUTHERN readies for Invitational Cup 
Team SYC, consisting of Marcus and Andrew Eagan and Jackson Benvenutti, routed the competition last September in New York Yacht Club’s Resolute Cup to earn SYC a place in the 2017 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup for the first time ever. Now the hard part begins...
 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 Sunday, November 27, 2016
Thomas Kerrigan wins the 2016 USODA Midwinter Championship 
Congratulations to Thomas Kerrigan of Southern Yacht Club, winner of the 2016 USODA Midwinter Championship! 265 Optimist sailors competed over Thanksgiving weekend from around the country as well as Canada, Peru, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the Virgin Islands. Emily Alfortish finished 15 overall and several of our SYC sailors had top ten finishes! Great job to Team SYC and special thanks to coaches Diego and Foco! Thanks also to our Regatta Committee, the SYC Board and Staff, and Allstate Sugar Bowl for continuing a great tradition at Southern Yacht Club.
 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.