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Undefeated home team at Junior Match Race Championship

Published on July 15th, 2014

Corona del Mar, CA (July 15, 2014) -The 48th edition of the Governor’s Cup got underway today, with winds from 8-15 knots allowing for six flights to be completed in this International Junior Match Race Championship. Undefeated after day one is the home team led by Christophe Killian, racing in the event for the first time, with crew Harrison Vandervort and Jack Martin.

The twelve teams include many who have raced in the event in previous years. New to the Gov Cup is the team from Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. It is the first Canadian team to compete in the Gov Cup. Led by Richard Minielly, with Connor MacKenzie, the team includes the only female, Nichole Johnston. They have raced against each other in many events in Canada and the US, but have joined forces for this experience.

After the first round robin of eleven flights is completed, the top eight teams will continue to race against every other team in that group. After the round robin raced by those 8 teams, the top four will go to the Semi-Finals. Meanwhile, the bottom four will sail in a triple round robin for the Silver Flight.

Racing will continue through Saturday.

Results after 6 flights of the round robin
BYC – Christophe Killian, 6-0
SDYC – Nevin Snow, 5-1
CYC – Will Holz, 4-2
RFBYC – Sam Gilmour, 4-2
RPNYC – Adam Middleton, 4-2
BYC – Ryan Davidson, 3-3
RNZYS – Geoge Brasell, 3-3
StFYC – Antoine Screve, 3-3
PYC – Charlie Lalumiere, 2-4
NHYC – Sean Segerblom, 1-5
CYCA – Murray Jones, 1-5
RVYC – Richard Minielly, 0-6

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Photo by Susan Kenney

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