About Team Sirena
Sirena, skippered by Steven M. Loeb of New York, NY, is a
custom 43 foot masthead sloop built in New Zealand by Yachting Developments, Ltd
(NZ). She was launched in July of 1998.
Sirena was designed by the well known naval architect Bill Tripp of the Tripp Design firm, to be a state of the art IMS cruiser/racer with a very high level of fit and finish. Sirena is built of kevlar and has a carbon fiber rig and rudder.
The Team races under the flags of the
and the Stamford Yacht Club
Sirena is actively campaigned in Long
Island Sound in both around the buoys and distance races primarily under the IMS
handicap system. The Team is a charter member of the
Team Sirena is one of the most successful IMS programs in the nation. The
Team won the IMS 40 Season Trophies in 1999, 2000,2001and 2002. Team
Sirena was also the IMS YRA of Long Island Sound Season Trophy winner in
1998,1999,2001 and 2002.
The Team's results are reported in detail on the Results page.
Prior to July of 1998, the Team campaigned a 44 foot fractional rigged sloop of the same name with great success. The former Sirena, now known as Impulse, has retired from the racing scene.
With the 44, the Team won the Windigo Trophy, the YRA of LIS season's distance racing trophy in the years 1994 through 1997. In addition, in 1996 the Team won the second place Gitana Trophy, the season's around the buoys racing trophy, and in both 1996 and 1997 the first place Gitana Spring Season trophy.
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