Americans, Aussies Advance at Governor’s Cup
Published on July 22nd, 2016
Newport Beach, CA (July 22, 2016) – The fourth day of the 50th Annual Governor’s Cup International Junior Match Racing Championship would hold the highly anticipated three final flights of the second round robin, with the day offering about five knots of wind and continued temperatures in the high 80’s. It did increase to about nine knots but it all ended by four o’clock when the wind shut off completely.
At the end of the double round robin series, San Diego Yacht Club’s team of Nevin Snow, Scott Sinks, Rebecca McElavain and Chuck Eaton were at the top of the leader board at 20-2. Joining Snow in the Semi-Finals is Harry Price, Murray Jones and Ben Robinson of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia who was next at 17-4, Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club’s Sam Gilmour, Adam Negri, and Storm Brown at 15-6, and Balboa Yacht Club’s Christophe Killian, Harrison Vandervort and Jack Martin on 14-7.
Over the run of the regatta, Nevin Snow lost only to Price and Gilmour in the first round. Snow chose Killian to race against in the Semi-Finals, pitting the two Aussies Price and Gilmour against each other to see who will advance to the Finals. The winner will be the team with the first three wins out of five.
Besides the Semi-Finals and Finals tomorrow, competitions involving the other eight teams will see the fifth place team racing against the sixth, the seventh vs the eighth, etc. Those competitions will be the winner of the first two of three races declared the winner, unless the Principal Race Officer, Don Becker, decides to shorten the competition due to lack of wind.
Gary Jobson and Chris Love will be filming events over the next two days to add to their footage for the movie they are putting together on the 50 years anniversary of the Governor’s Cup. The movie will be shown on ESPN Classic on Friday evening, August 6.
Hosted by Balboa Yacht Club, racing is scheduled for July 19-23 and is being held in the newly launched Gov Cup 22 sail boats designed by Club member S/C Alan Andrews.