Newport Harbor wins inaugural team race invitational

Published on February 24th, 2014

Newport Harbor Yacht Club’s team beat New York Yacht Club 2-0 in the finals to win the inaugural Balboa Yacht Club Team Race Invitational, held February 22-23 in Newport Beach, CA. Six teams competed in the 3 vs 3 format using the Governor’s Cup 21s which were designed and built for the BYC Governor’s Cup International Youth Match Racing Challenge. Racing was held in the ocean near the Balboa Pier.

Although New York beat Newport Harbor in their prior match during the round robin, Newport Harbor decisively won the best of three final. In the second race, Newport’s team finished first, second, and third to clinch the regatta. The winning Newport Harbor team was Brian Bissell/ Robbie Radar/ Brooks Clark; Justin Law/ Mikee Anderson/ Tommy Leach; and Caleb Silsby/ John Fuller/ Kayla McComb

In the consolation round, Balboa Yacht Club beat San Diego Yacht Club to finish third and fourth, respectively. The other teams involved were California Yacht Club (5th) and Annapolis Yacht Club (6th).

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Report by Nancy Mellon

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