Sail Team Seattle

Final Invitational Cup RESULTS

UPDATE: Sail Team Seattle competes at the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup

Racing takes place September 10 - 14, 2013

Click HERE for race results, information, and to follow the races LIVE with the Virtual Eye 3D Race Viewer. The Sail Team Seattle boat is #17, "Interlodge."

Seattle Yacht Club was one of 24 American yacht Clubs competing in the qualifier for the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, presented by Rolex and sailed in Narrangansett Bay last September. Our team of Andrew Low, Anthony Boscolo, Michael Karas and Lindsay Bergan led most of the entire regatta, and finished second to qualify for the Invitational Cup against the best teams in the United States. 

Seattle Yacht Club is one of only four U.S. yacht clubs invited to compete in this prestigious international competition next September 7 - 14, 2013. The upcoming NYYC Invitational Cup is looked upon by many in the sailing world as THE premier amateur competition. Our "Sail Team Seattle" will have the opportunity to race and compete against the most serious sailing clubs from around the world. 

Please join us in supporting our team by offering your support in spirit and to held fund the effort so that our crew can bring back the Invitational Cup to Seattle! 

And do not miss this opportunity to go back to Newport and experience this unique moment in time for SYC and enjoy the sights and sounds of this famous sailing venue with other world-class sailors. 

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. 

Derek Campbell

Derek has been sailing racing for 45 years in dinghies and a variety of keelboats. He recently competed in the Melges 32 Worlds and the 505 Worlds. Derek has been an SYC member since 1997, and has raced as skipper and owner at local, national, and international regattas in many highly competitive classes, including the Melges 32. Several recent local wins include the Center Sound Series, Swiftsure and Southern Straits. 

Bates McKee

Bates is a lifelong sailor and Seattle resident, who joined SYC in 1981. He grew up in a sailing family, sailed 505s, sailed for the MIT varsity sailing team, and sailed as a member of the U.S. Sailing Team in the 49er class leading up to the 2000 Olympic Trials.

Brian Pistay

Brian grew up in a sailing family and has been a member of SYC since 2005. He has raced locally and regionally in all sizes of boats and has extensive national and international experience. He has raced aboard the Farr 40 Groovederci in the Farr 40 Worlds; the TP52 Glory at Key West, the TP52 Worlds, Key West Race Week; the Farr 30 Nationals and Worlds; the Melges 32 Worlds in 2010; sailed to bullets in six Swiftsures aboard GloryIcon and Irene, and raced in the Chicago Mac working bow on an Andrews 77.

Matt Pistay

Matt Pistay, 22, has been a natural sailor since he was born. His first sail was when he was 3 weeks old and he hasn’t looked back. Growing up in Seattle, his parents were very active sailors; his dad was a lifelong sailmaker so Matt had a pretty good head start among his age group. Matt has also been sailing with some very high profile Melges 20, 24 and 32 programs and most recently in the American Youth Sailing Force on Red Bull sponsored AC 45s. Matt joined SYC in 2004.

Scott Smith

Scott started sailing in Seattle as a young boy and never stopped. He has been competing and placing at world championships, west coast championships, and US and Canadian Nationals. When not sailing keelboats, he races small boats including 505s, I-14s, and 49ers, including an Olympic campaign and trials. His major keelboat racing includes races to Hawaii, around Vancouver Island, IOR ton, SORC and years of regional events.

Darrin Towe

Darrin has been an SYC member since 2002. He started racing at age 15. Since then has raced continually at the local level all the way to World Championship Events. His varied experiences include the TP52 Med Cup; Two TP52 Worlds events, the Melges 24 Nationals and North Americans and several Thistle class Nationals.

Teddy Weaver

Teddy has sailed as the Tactician/ Skipper of the Beneteau First 40.7 Firefly and Tactician/ Foredeck of the Wylie 46 Stardust; Foredeck/Main Trimmer on a 30 foot Custom Catamaran, all in Hawaii in 2012. He joined SYC in 2006 and was named Junior Sailor of the Year at SYC 2010-2011.

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.
Please be advised that the Newport International Boat Show takes place September 12 - 15, so book your accommodations early!

We are gathering who/what/when info of SYC Members traveling to Newport- please contact us once you have finalized your travel dates at This address will be used to relay more information about SYC Member activities in Newport.


This section contains downloads of useful documents, most in PDF format.


Last updated Tuesday, September 17, 2013