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Guidelines for SYC Spring 2021

If you go on club property to launch your boat or to take in the views, please adhere to Governor Raimondo’s rules of “Social Distancing” that are currently in place. It is up to each of us to adhere to these guidelines. You will be using the Club at your own risk while we do not have any cleaning procedures in place.

As the weather improves and as we enter Phase One (read more here) we will all be tempted to gather and socialize but we must do our part to help keep our members’ safety and health our top priority.

Tennis Courts

While the courts do appear to be ready to use, we are following the guidelines put in place by USTA. For a full description please read the link to USTA Guidelines for Phase 1 (scheduled to begin May 8). These will evolve as we move to Phase 2.

For example, in Phase 1 USTA recommends only playing singles unless all doubles players are within your household or those you know to be low-risk.

If the courts are damp, please stay off as they are still soft from winter.

Please do not go on the courts if puddles are present or if they are soft under foot as you could cause serious court damage. Please remind your children to take care as well!

Please be sure to remove everything that you bring – all tennis balls must be removed after play. Please leave the upper gate by the clubhouse slightly propped open to avoid having to lift the latch. The doors to the lower court will remain closed.

Sweeping of the courts after play: As of now, we will not have the sweepers or line rollers on the courts. We will maintain the courts after hours.

For now, the courts are only open to current SYC tennis members.

Please be mindful of limiting time on courts if others are waiting to play.

Thank you for your cooperation!

SYC Junior Sailors Racing for their High Schools

Nine of our SYC Junior Sailors
participated in two major high school regattas this past weekend.
We are so proud of them!

Cecilia Adams (Staples HS, Westport, CT)
Payton Canavan (The Prout School)
Elsa Kincaid, Marina Barzaghi, and Addie Sutton (North Kingstown HS) 
represented their high schools on Saturday, April 29

at the Herreshoff Qualifier,

a  women’s only regatta, that was held at the US Coast Guard Academy.
Thirteen schools participated in the competition. The championship will be held at Moses Brown/Brown University May 6-7.
Addie Sutton, Ryan Soucy, Payton Canavan, Elsa Kincaid, Aidan Naughton, Christian Moffitt, Mikey O’Flaherty, and Marina Barzaghi
North Kingstown HS and The Prout School
at the O’Day Championships held at MIT on Sunday, April 30

Narragansett Bay Junior sailors take note!
The Saunderstown Yacht Club Sailing Program is a force to be reckoned with!

Congratulations to all!

SYC Junior Sailers honored at NBYA Awards Dinner

FullSizeRender-3At the NBYA Awards Dinner held at the Bristol Yacht Club on November 19, it was announced that SYC Juniors Ellie Bishop and Avery Canavan were both 2016 season award winners for Optis.  Ellie came in fourth in the white fleet for the season and Avery came in fourth for the season in the red fleet. The season results are compiled from the scores of all the day regattas and race week added together to produce a final overall result.

Congratulations to Ellie and Avery on these impressive results. We are very proud of you!



Victorious 420 Sailers

At the “Halloween Howl,” a regatta sponsored by Sail Newport, the Saunderstown Yacht Club team of Marina Barzaghi, skipper, and Elsa Kincaid, crew, (pictured right, 2015 photo) earned championship honors in the 420 class, placing first out of 33 boats from all over New England.

Congratulations, Marina and Elsa!
We are so proud of you.


This team, pictured left in 2012, has been sailing together for quite a long time!!

Our Nonagenarian Tea

On Saturday, August 13th, the SYC celebrated its nonagenarian members and former members. We honored them for their longevity and for their constancy with the Saunderstown Yacht Club. What wonderful role models they are:

Betty Aschman
Jean Edwards
Frances Hatch
Alice Nalle
Posey Randall
Jane Rhein
Shirley Sheldon
Irving Sheldon
Anna Templeton-Cotill
Chris Waters
and former members
Jane St. Coeur
Helen Zimmermann

Above are honorees (left to right) Jane St. Coeur, Shirley Sheldon, Alice Nalle (with her daughter), Jane Rhein, Posey Randall, Jean Edwards, and Anna Templeton-Cotill.

Below is former Commodore Irving Sheldon enjoying some cake (with lots of blue frosting)!


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