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Southern Yacht Club

New Orleans, Louisiana

Organized in 1849, the Southern Yacht Club is one of the nation’s oldest yacht clubs. With an annual “Race to the Coast” that dates back to 1850, this club has exhibited endurance during wars, yellow fever, and natural disasters that caused many others to fade into history. The club’s strength and vitality have been demonstrated over each generation of sailors, with many notable Olympians, America’s Cup competitors, and world champions among its ranks.

Skipper Andy Lovell is an accomplished dingy and keel- boat helmsman.  He was a two time All American Sailor at the College of Charleston, and in 1992, was named ICSA Sailor of the Year.  Lovell has been active in many on- design classes. He also finished two Olympic campaigns as the runner-up, placing second in the 1996 and 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials in the Laser and Star, respectively.  More recently, he has sailed a Melges 32 of which he is part owner and is a past national champion.  Tactician Dwight LeBlanc is a lifelong New Orleanian with extensive one-design experience, both as a junior sailor and more recently in the Flying Scot and J/22 Classes.  He served as Commodore of SYC in 2010 and 2011.  Crew John Killeen is a product of SYC’s junior program, and has an extensive one-design resume that includes multiple victories in the Flying Scot, 470, and Tornado classes, among others.  

Skipper: Andy Lovell
Tactician: Dwight Leblanc
Crew: John Killeen



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