Team Race Showcase at Baldwin Cup
Published on April 6th, 2017
Newport Beach, CA (April 6, 2016) – The tenth Baldwin Cup Team Race got underway for 12 yacht club teams from the U.S. and the U.K. With racing off of Newport Harbor Club in Harbor 20s, St. Francis YC has the early lead with San Diego YC tied for second with NHYC Lightning.
The three-day regatta showcases the talent of international and national champions, America’s Cup crew members, and collegiate All-Americans. Sailors compete in team format with four vs. four boats.
Consecutive three-time champion Team Thunder from Newport Harbor Yacht Club will be defending their title without star sailor Mike Menninger, who’s defected to the St. Francis Yacht Club team.
This year’s teams include: Balboa Yacht Club (Newport Beach, Calif.), College of Charleston Yacht Club (Charleston, S.C.), Larchmont Yacht Club (Larchmont, N.Y.), New York Yacht Club (N.Y.), Royal Thames Yacht Club (London), St. Francis Yacht Club (San Francisco), San Diego Yacht Club (Calif.), Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht (Oyster Bay, N.Y.), Southern Yacht Club (New Orleans, L.A.), Yale Corinthian Yacht Club (Branford, Conn.), in addition to two teams from Newport Harbor Yacht Club, Team Lightning and Thunder.
Source: Chris Ann Goddard