July 21, 2013 - FINAL DAY
Sam Gilmour and his team from Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club came on strong, winning the second, third and fourth races for best of five, taking first place. Chris Steele of Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron won the first race but was unable to beat RFBYC again. The two teams were very competitive throughout the Regatta. Then RFBYC was the first team to beat Steele near the end of the Round Robin on the second day of racing. Then in the Quarter Finals, RFBYC lost to RNZYS’s Chris Steele. Since he was undefeated in that round he started the final knockout in first place. View Press Release
July 20, 2013 - Day Four of Racing at 47th Governor's Cup
An Aussie team will compete against a New Zealand team for the first place on Sunday. Sam Gilmour, Chris Smith and Adam Negri of Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Perth, Australia, were able to defeat the host team from Balboa Yacht Club by winning three races in a row. RFBYC will be racing against Chris Steele, Scott Barnes, and George Brasell of Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Auckland, New Zealand. Chris defeated AJ Reiter of San Diego Yacht Club in a close fought series of five races. SDYC had surprised everyone by ending up in fourth place after the Quarter Final Round Robin even though they had lost all of their races on the first day of racing. AJ said that they had some advice from Nevin Snow who won the 2011 Gov Cup. They changed their mind set and began to work together well. View Press Release
July 19, 2013 - Day Three of Racing at 47th Governor's Cup
The day started with heavy overcast and very light winds. The course was set up north of the Newport Pier with observers on shore and on the pier. After one round of six races, the committee chose to wait for wind. The racers enjoyed their lunches while waiting. The wind came up a bit to about five knots. The changing wind directions meant moving marks between races. Despite the limited winds, sixty races were completed and the Semi-Finals results are ready. By the end of the day the wind increased enough that the sailors were able to sail back to Balboa Yacht Club. View Press Release
July 18, 2013 - Day Two of Racing at 47th Governor's Cup
Day two brought south west winds of 8 to 13 knots at noon with a temperature in the low 70’s. There was heavy chop when the racers were towed out at noon. This was the day when the three teams with no losses had to race against each other. The first to be defeated was the home team from Balboa Yacht Club. They won their first race of the day but then they lost to Chris Steele’s team from Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in the ninth round. In round 11, the last round, Chris Steele lost for the first time since arriving. Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, with Sam Gilmour at the helm was victorious in that round. In the tenth round RFBYC lost to BYC. The standings at the end of the day are listed below. RFBYC and RNZYS are tied for first with 10 wins each and only one loss. View Press Release
July 17, 2013 - Day One of Racing at 47th Governor’s Cup
Three teams are unbeaten at the end of the first day of racing. Each has yet to compete against any of the other two in the first round robin. There are four more rounds to be held tomorrow before moving on to the quarter finals. The top teams include the host team of Balboa Yacht Club, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s men’s team, and Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club. Each of those teams also did well in 2012 with RNZYS placing second, while Sam Gilmour of RFBYC placed 5th and Ryan Davidson of NHYC placed 6th. RNZYS has a new skipper this year with Chris Steele at the helm. View Press Release
July 16, 2013 - Great weather for the 47th Governor's Cup
Practice day for the Gov Cup teams brought 8 to10 knots of wind, low 70’s temperature and a casual afternoon. All the teams checked in, got to renew friendships and make new ones. Many of the racers had been here before and/or competed against each other in a variety of events throughout the world. Some of the parents have arrived as well, including John Eastman and Richard Novak from Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club. They mentioned that the young sailors at their club look forward to the Gov Cup, competing during the year to be selected to represent RPNYC. Coaches were able to go out with the teams today to help them get acquainted with the Gov Cup 21, if they were new to the boat. View Press Release
July 2013 - Racers Arrive for the 47th Governor’s Cup
The Teams will be arriving in Newport Beach by Tuesday to compete from a variety of locations and experiences. The longest trips are for most of the three Australian and three New Zealand teams. However, the all women crew from Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron spent last week racing in Oakcliff, New York at the NY Women’s Invitational, a part of the Inaugural 2013 Women’s International Match Racing Series. They are now tied for 7th in the WIMR ratings. View Press Release
June 23, 2013 - Buckstaff, Lynch and Shay Win 2013 Rose Cup
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June 18, 2013 - US Sailing Partners with Sail Sheboygan for National Youth Match Racing Event
SOUTHPORT, CT (June 18, 2013) - US Sailing has partnered with Sail Sheboygan to organize the 2013 Rose Cup, a national youth match racing event to be held on June 19-23, at the Sheboygan Yacht Club and U.S. Sailing Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The event, founded by the Newport-Balboa Sailing & Seamanship Association, is the fourth running of the Rose Cup and the second by US Sailings Match Racing Committee, who look to build this event into a US Sailing youth national championship in the near future. View Press Release...
May 17, 2013 - Governor’s Cup International Junior Match Race Event Chooses Six International, Two US Teams; Remaining US Teams To Be Selected At Rose Cup
The Selection Committee for the 47th Annual Governor’s Cup International
Junior Match Race Championship has completed work on selection of the twelve international and US
teams that will compete in this year’s regatta which will be held at Balboa Yacht Club from July 16-21 in
Newport Beach, California. View Press Release...