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
New York Yacht Club    

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   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
  IMS 40 Association which encourages  racing among 39-43 foot IMS racers and cruiser/racers.


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       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.  

    If you are an experienced racer and want to find out more about the program, drop us a note.



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