Top eight teams advance to Quarter-Finals

Published on July 18th, 2013

Corona del Mar, CA (July 18,2013) –   The second day of the Governor’s Cup, the 47th Annual International Junior Match Race Championship, 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.

The top 8 teams from the round robin segment advance to the quarter finals, while the other 4 teams will have a consolation round to decide their finishing places. They are the teams from Newport Harbor Yacht Club, Portland Yacht Club, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s girls team and Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club.

The teams came in early today to give the racers an opportunity to be a part of the Beer Cans big sailboat racing in the harbor. The Beer Cans are a long standing tradition at BYC.  The boats are keel boats with large crews that race throughout the beautiful Newport Harbor. They must leave their spinnakers below to keep their speeds down.  It is quite a sight to see the many sails traveling through the harbor. Typically there are thirty big boats involved. After racing, they enjoy BYC’s buffet and entertainment.

Standings after completed round robin
Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Sam Gilmour – 10/1
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Chris Steele – 10/1
Balboa Yacht Club, Ryan Davidson –  9/2
Chicago Yacht Club, Will Holz – 6/5
Cruising Yacht Club, of Australia Henry Kernot – 5/6
Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club, Adam Middleton – 5/6
San Francisco Yacht Club, Scott Buckstaff – 5/6
San Diego Yacht Club, A J Reiter – 4/7
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Newport Harbor Yacht Club, Jack Thompson – 4/7
Portland Yacht Club, Charlie LaLumiere – 4/7
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Claudia Pierce – 3/8
Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Malcolm Parker – 1/10

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The 2013 Governor’s Cup is proud to announce the addition of several new sponsors as well as the continued support of Sterling BMW as our Title sponsor. CR&R a leading Southern California Waste Management company returns as well and is joined by HOM Sotheby’s International Realty and Vanetik International providing significant financial support.

We are pleased to have David and Deborah Lake and Faucet Depot returning as valued TEAM sponsors and this year they are joined by a host of new companies including Skyline Resources, Pretend City Children’s Museum, The Smith Group, Island Marine Fuel, Barney and Barney and The Hartford insurance agencies. Support also comes from the generous people at Armite, DMI, California Sunset Escrow, Law offices of Lemkin, Barnes & Row, Preferred Dental Care and Trenton Rhodes.

Levendi Winery, Ullman Sails, the OC Register, Vineyard Vines and The Hill Family Corporation are providing what they do best, wonderful products and services to help the Governor’s Cup maintain its fleet of boats, wonderful wine for the event, shirts for the participants and accessories for the competitors and unparalleled advertising.

The Governor’s Cup Committee and the Balboa Yacht Club wish to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all those who have contributed to one of the major sailing events of the  year that shapes young people into premier sailors of the future. Without your generosity none of this would be possible.

Up to date information will be available before, during and after the racing at www.balboayachtclub.com as well as on Gov Cup pages on facebook and twitter.

Contact:  Nancy Mellon, 714-998-0917, cell 714-292-3664

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