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Southern Yacht Club
SYC wins record seventh consecutive Challenge Cup

GYA Offshore Challenge Cup, PYC - Jun 26-29, 2014

Come to the club on Tuesday, July 1 at 1900 to celebrate the team's victory.

Photos Day 1  |  Photos Day 2  |  Photos Day 3  |  Photos of Trophy Presentation

PENSACOLA, FL (June 29, 2014) - Regardless of what happens in Sunday's final race, SYC has secured it's seventh straight Challenge Cup victory. Besides the team sealing the deal with one race to go, two of the team's boats, ROUGAROU and BRUJA, have secured first place in their respective classes. The team will meet back at SYC to re-hang the banner in the bar.  The SYC team consists of Andy Lovell skippering ROUGAROU (Melges 32, Burt Benrud/A. Lovell), Vice-Commo. Scott Sonnier on REVOLUTION (Melges 24), Norman Vallette, Jr. on DEMITASSE (J/27, B. Benrud) and Cardwell Potts, skippering SYC's own BRUJA (Soverel 26).  See for results.

Pensacola Fleet to give chutes a workout

Gulfport to Pensacola Race - June 19-21, 2014


LIVE RACE TRACKING | Event SiteEntry List

GULPORT, MS - The Gulfport to Pensacola fleet awoke to an unusual forecast this morning: a light northerly at the start, clocking to the west and building throught the night.  After several years of upwind conditions, this edition may see spinnakers the whole way!  The Pensacola Yacht Club will be open all night and, indeed, thirsty sailors may be arriving in the wee hours!

SYC to host Junior Liptons

GYA Junior Litpon Challenge - July 19-20, 2014

Regulations and Registration  |  NOR  |  Hotel Reservations

Division A rules Race to the Coast

RESULTS | RACE TRACKING | Event Site | Video by New Orleans Sailing | photos by Mike Jones

GULFPORT, MS - Light winds early and a building breeze in the Mississippi Sound favored the faster-rated boats in the 2014 edition of the Race to the Coast.  The fleet was lucky through the bridges, as not one boat reported Bridge Time for the event.  Almost all of the fleet finished between 730p and 830p.  Read more for awards.

Adult Sailing Classes Information
Adult Sailing Summer Program  |  Adult Summer Sailing Program Registration
Junior Lipton Elims Results
The 2014 SYC Junior Lipton Team was determined over the weekend with a double round robin series, no throw outs and the skippers rotating while the crews remained with their respective boats. Winning the series and earning the title of Team Captain was Dustin Brennan. Rounding out the team was Jonathan Pottharst and Pierce de Boisblanc with Davis Friend as alternative skipper. Kevin McKee and Michael Haupt also competed and had some great races.The crews were composed of Patrick Adams, Max Bell, Langston Goldenberg, Miller Goldenberg, Connor Housey, John Kemmerly, Kale Killeen, Amelie Lagarde, Nick Lovell, Harrison Mensezer, Phineas Thompson and finally Dwight LeBlanc IV, who greatly assisted by crewing.
Defender Cup - Memorial Day 2014

Defender Challenge Regatta - May 26, 2014defcup.jpg

U.S. Coast Guard wins Defenders Cup for the third year 

The annual Defender Challenge is hosted by SYC to honor - and entertain! - our local military sailors and their families.

RESULTS | Photos by Chris Bennett  |  Flag Ceremony Photos

Juby Wynne OD Regatta 2014

juby_logo.pngCommo. Juby Wynne Memorial One-Design Regatta - May 24-25, 2014

Event Site  |   Register on line   |   Who's Sailing   |  NOR  |  

Trophy Photos

SYC hosts new Junior Team Racing event

Inaugural SYC Junior Team Racing Championship - May 16-18, 2014


RESULTS | PHOTOS | Event Site | NOR | Teams

Southern Yacht Club and Allstate Sugar Bowl cordially invite your Optimist Team to attend the Inaugural Southern Yacht Club Junior Team Race Championship Regatta, May 16-18, 2014. We look forward to having you in New Orleans for two days of Optimist Team Racing.

Boats & sails will be provided for this event. Please refer to the NOR or contact Duff Friend This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it should you have any questions.

Regata al Sol

Regata al Sol XXVII - May 7-15, 2014

RESULTS | Event Site | Live Race Tracking | Read more... for Commo. Wilson's report

Old Timers' Regatta

old_sailor.jpg 2014 SYC Masters Regatta - Sat, May 10 

PHRF RESULTS  |  Trophy Photos


SYC hosts GYA Opening Regatta

Gulf Yachting Association Opening Regatta - May 3-4, 2014

SYC Commo. Ewell C. "Corky" Potts, III will be presented as GYA Commodore.

RESULTS | Event Home  |  NOR  |  Register  |  Entry List  |  Trophy Photos

2014 SYC Wednesday Night Series Starts April 16

Spring Starlight Series, SYC/CSA - Wednesdays, April 16 - May 14, 2014

NOR  |  Event Home  |  Registration  |  Entry List  | Race 1 Results  |  Race 2 Results  |   Race 3  Results  |  

Race 3 Photos  |   Race 4 Results    |  Final Series Results 

2014 PH Spring Series

2014 Performance Handicap Spring Series - Apr 13, 19, May 18 & 31, 2014

Boats entered in Opening Regatta are entered in this series.

Event Home | Register | Entry List | Current Standings

165th Opening Day and Regatta - April 12-13, 2014

2014_opening_parade.jpg RESULTSPhotos  | Video by New Orleans Sailing  |  Photos by Chris Bennett  |  Drone Video by Sam Vasquez

Photo: The SYC officers aboard Guy & Dale Williams' CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, a vintage Broward 52.

HS Sailors to host Friday racing mixer

Friday Twilight Racing and Mixer - May 9, 2014

See attached flyer.

2014 SEISA Mallory and Baker Quals

SEISA District Qualifying Regattas

Mallory - Apr 5

WEST END - 8 High School teams sailed 16 races in windy, overcast conditions. Clear Falls High School of Houston, TX advances to the National HS Doublehanded Championship in San Diego, CA.  Mallory RESULTS | Video  |  Photos by Yvonne Pottharst

Baker - Apr 6

WEST END - Six high school teams from Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi sailed one complete team race rotation today in Club 420s. Jesuit High School advanced to the National HS Team Racing Championship in Seabrook, Texas with a perfect 5 win, 0 loss record. Congratulations to the SYC based Blue Jay team, led by Jonathan Pottharst, Devin Keister, Connor Housey, Max Bell, Michael Haupt, Nick David, and John Kemmererly.  Baker RESULTS - Photo of Jesuit Team Click on More..

Leukemia Cup Photos
Photos by Bill Meyers, M.D.
Drone video taken during Leukemia Regatta
Video taken during Leukemia Regatta by Sam Vasquez and his drone
SYC Wins 2014 Grand Masters Team Race

  Grand Masters Results

2014 Summer Sailing Camp

logogood.jpgFour Camp Sessions, between June 2 and August 1

Program Description  |  Schedule and Fees 

Frequently Asked Questions  |  Online Registration

LPWSA Spring events

lpwsa_logo_2012.jpgRoundtable discussion with Margaret Bonds Podlich of Boat U.S. - March 8, 2014

Femme Fatale Christening Ceremony - March 15, 2014

2014 Fleur de Lis Regatta - March 29, 2014

Flying Scot Midwinters Photos
Photos by Chris Bennett
Filmed by drone
Heineken Regatta
2014 Leukemia Cup Regatta, March 22, 23

dsc_7714.jpg NOR  |  Sailing Instruction  |   Who is Sailing? 

Photos Race 1  |  RESULTS

Flying Scot Midwinters

mw_website_logo.jpgFlying Scot Sailing Assn. Midwinter Championship Regatta - March 16-21, 2014

Fleet 96 and Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans, Louisiana welcome you and invite you to participate in the 2014 FSSA Midwinter Championship Regatta.  Click here or Read More for FSSA Web Site and entry forms.


Bards of the Bilges LIX
Photos by Chris Bennett
Spring Team Racing gets started

sm_syc_tr_logo.jpgGulf Coast Invitational - February 22-23, 2014 - NOR

Nichols Cup - March 15-16, 2014 - NOR

Grand Masters - March 29-30, 2014 - NOR

SYC hosts J/22 Midwinters

Wells Fargo Advisors J/22 Midwinter Championship - February 13-16, 2014

Southern Yacht Club and the J/22 class are proud to announce the following sponsors for the 2014 Midwinters:

Title sponsor: Wells Fargo Advisors LLC
Supporting sponsors: New Orleans Audi and Freight Management Logistics
Featured sponsors: North Sails, Quantum Sails, Ullman Sails.

SIs | NOR | Event Web Site | Entry List  |  Photos Race 4  |  Results

Junior Gala boosts SYC programs, seeks sail sponsors


Louisiana Fresh Produce is first SYC Opti Team Race sponsor

Click here for sponsorship information

Photos from the Gala | Photos played during the Gala | Gala Micro Site


2014 Master Sailing Schedule


  2014 Sailing Schedule


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