For Immediate Release
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Foy Curley
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Lakewood Youth Seahorse Sailors Wrangled in Four Trophies at Junior Lipton Challenge
Seabrook, TX:  Lakewood's youth sailors competed at the 73rd Gulf Yachting Association's Junior Lipton Challenge hosted by Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans July 20-22, where they managed a fourth-place finish just seven points out of first.

The Junior Lipton Cup is sailed by youths eighteen and under in a six-race series with each skipper limited to driving in two races. This was the first year that the LYC kids sailed Viper 640s instead of Flying Scotts.

Sailing in this regatta for the first time, the LYC team of Dutch Byerly, Stephen Helm, Cade Morrell, Matthew Morrell, Asher Zittrer and Noah Zittrer did well, racing fierce competition against nine other teams on Lake Pontchartrain in winds up to 18-20 knots.

The kids brought home two first-place trophies and a third-place. Additionally, Asher Zittrer skippered his crew of four to a win for the bullet in the last race of the series to earn the coveted Uncle Roy trophy, named after Roy A. Troendle, Sr., a perpetual trophy that will hang in the LYC Clubhouse for the next year. 

A complete results listing can be found at www.regattanetwork.com .

Lakewood offers its thanks to Pass Christian Yacht Club for chartering the boat to our kids, is grateful for the training that Olympian John Dane provided the two days before the race and applauds Southern Yacht Club for hosting such a enjoyable, top-notch regatta.

The Gulf Yachting Association has been around since 1901, was reorganized in 1920 and raced its first Lipton Cup in 1941. GYA's original six clubs has grown to more than 30.

LYC has a full-time, professional coaches who teach sailing to youths 7-18. Learn more about the Club or its sailing programs by emailing waterfrontdirector@lakewoodyachtclub.com .
Photo of team LYC for the last race by Elizabeth Morrell: L-R - Cade Morrell, Dutch Byerly, Asher Zittrer, Noah Zittrer, Stephen Helm & Matthew Morrell
About Lakewood Yacht Club
Lakewood Yacht Club is the only yacht club on Clear Lake and has one of the best marinas in the Greater Houston and Galveston communities. LYC is a private, member-owned club with great amenities. Located on 38 beautifully landscaped acres in the NE corner of Clear Lake, LYC provides its members with an exceptional environment for social, boating and other water activities.