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Southern Yacht Club


New Orleans, La.

Founded 1849


Southern Yacht Club traces its history back to the club's founding in the Gulf Coast resort townof Pass Christian, Miss. in the year 1849. Only the venerable New York Yacht Club can document an earlier founding date. As such, SYC is proud to bear the mantle of the second oldest yacht club in the United States. Over the years, Southern Yacht Club sailors have won four Olympic medals and numerous national and international championships. Through more than 160 years of prosperity and adversity, the Southern Yacht Club has maintained a tradition of keen competition, sportsmanship and eponymous hospitality.


Skipper Zachary Fanbery has been sailing for over a decade, competeing in the United States Men's Sailing Championship for the Mallory Trophy, J/22 World Championship, and most recently the Baldwin Cup Team Race. Tactician Andrew Eagan placed first in the 2011 Flying Scot North American Championship. In 2009 won the U.S. Men's Sailing Championship for the Mallory Trophy and in 2011 won first place for the U.S. Championship of Champions. Crew member Kaity Potts was a  Women's Collegiate All-American four years in a row. She place first in the 2012 Soiland Cup Team Race and second in the 2013 Halloween Team Race. Crew member Jenifer Potts was a 2010 Collegiate All-American, and competed in the Hinman Team Racing Championship and 2013 Baldwin Cup Team Race. 

SKIPPER - Zachary Fanberg 

TACTICIAN - Andrew Eagan 

CREW - Kaity Potts

CREW - Jennifer Potts