BAY SAINT LOUIS, Miss.—SYC ended a fifteen year drought at the GYA Lipton Regatta with a thrilling wire-to-wire victory in the first year sailing the Viper 640 class yachts. The regatta was remarkably close with four different clubs winning the four races and five clubs entering the final race within three points of first place. Click thru for more.
NEWPORT, R.I.—SYC's team racers wrapped-up the 2018 season at New York YC's Harbor Court with a second place finish in the NYYC Grandmasters event. SYC's best prior finish in this event was third. SYC came from behind to defeat Newport Harbor YC in the semifinals 2–1, but fell to host NYYC 3–1 in the finals. The skippers were Marc Eagan, John Dane & Benz Faget. Click thru for more.
NEWPORT, R.I. — After 14 attempts spanning 17 years, SYC team racers have finally won the New York YC's prestigious Hinman Masters Invitational Team Race. SYC's John Alden Meade recounted their path to victory, "Sunday was super windy, and we were faster and had better boathandling. We were able to get the error rate down low enough to barely make it into the final four [as the #4 seed], and then went the distance against the #1 seed Seawanhaka Corinthian YC (2–1), then in the finals against #2 seed Noroton YC (3–2). Came down to the final race. It was thrilling." Click thru for more.
PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. — SYC won the 2018 GYA Knost Regatta in rare form with a clean sweep of six bullets in the six-race event, hosted by Pass Christian YC. This "perfect" team consisted of skippers Katy Lovell, Jeanne Herman, and Kaity Potts and crew Clerc Cooper, Miia Newman, Julie Wilson DiColo, Hartley Meric Crunk, Caroline Meric, Claire Housey, and Marguerite Christman. This was the first year sailing the new GYA Capdeville Viper 640 yachts. Click image to enlarge.
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