Sail Team Seattle
Racing took place September 3 - 6, 2014
Seattle Yacht Club was one of 22 American yacht clubs competing in the 2014 New York Yacht Club U.S. Qualifying Series for the Invitational Cup. Our team of Andrew Loe, Anthony Boscolo, Jay Renehan and Lindsay Bergan sailed consistenty well throughout the entire regatta. After the first six races (3 sailed in Sonars, and 3 sailed in J/70s), Seattle was 2nd in the Red Fleet. The top six in each fleet (Red and Blue) moved into the Gold fleet for the Championship Series. After eleven races in the Championship Series, Seattle placed 3rd overall in the Gold Fleet, which was enough to qualify for the prestigious Invitational Cup, which will be held September 12 - 19, 2015.
The New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex is a biennial event host by the NYYC in Newport, Rhode Island in September at its Harbour Court Clubhouse. The Invitational Cup is a regatta for yacht clubs from around the world and their sailors. It has become an important Corinthian (amateur) sailing competition. The racing is in NYYC Swan 42s - the eighth one-design class created by the New York Yacht Club since 1900.
As with the past three editions of the Invitational Cup, the premier international Corinthian big-boat competition, a diverse and very competitive field is expected to challenge the two-time defending champions from the Royal Canadian Yacht Club.
Please join us in supporting our team by offering your support in spirit and to help fund the effort so that our sailors can bring the Invitational Cup to Seattle!
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Meet the Team
Andrew Loe- Skipper
Andy grew up sailing in New Orleans before migrating to Seattle. As a youth, he represented the United States in numerous international events, including the Optimist World Championships and the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in 420s. At Dartmouth College, he was named an All-American Skipper and was an integral part of the top-ranked team. Since moving to Seattle and joining SYC in 2011, he has continued to team race and fleet race both nationally and internationally. Andrew successfully skipped Seattle Yacht Club to a berth in the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup.
Final 2013 Invitational Cup RESULTS
Support Sail Team Seattle
How can you support Sail Team Seattle?
1. Donations. Funding will cover race entry fees, travel and lodging for the 10-person team, and boat charter costs for the Invitational Cup and one practice event.
Click here to download the Donation Form. Please remit forms to Tanya Treat.
2. Cheer on Sail Team Seattle in person. It is anticipated that there will be a full social schedule in Newport for all of those who attend, including VIP boats, on-the-water spectating, libations at Harbour Court, and social events with the crew and your fellow SYC members. Please find Newport transport, accommodations, and other details in the "Newport Logistics" document below.
This section contains downloads of useful documents, most in PDF format.
Last updated Monday, September 08, 2014