Elite youth field for Governor’s Cup
Published on July 16th, 2018
Twelve teams will compete in Balboa Yacht Club’s 52nd Annual Governor’s Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship on July 17-21 in Newport Beach, CA. Leading the field is the world’s top ranked match racing skipper and former Governor’s Cup winner Harry Price (AUS), defending Balboa Yacht Club Governor’s Cup champion Christophe Killian (USA) and 2017 runner-up Leonard Takahashi (NZL).
To be eligible for the event, sailors must be no more than 22 years old.
Will Boulden (AUS), Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club
Crew: Alex Negri & Peron Pearse
Clare Costanzo (AUS), Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club
Crew: Jessica Angus, Hannah Lanz, & Ruby Scholten
Felix Jacobsen (DEN), Royal Danish Yacht Club
Crew: Sebastian Pieters & August de la Cour
Christophe Killian (USA), College of Charleston Yacht Club
Crew: Porter Killian & Jeffrey Petersen
Harry Price (AUS), Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
Crew: Angus Williams & Harry Hall
Jack Parkin (USA), Riverside Yacht Club
Crew: Wiley Rogers, Victoria Thompson, & Bram Brakman
Scott Sinks (USA), San Diego Yacht Club
Crew: Wade Waddell & Johannes McElvain
Leonard Takahashi (NZL), Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Crew: Josh Wijohn & Taylor Balogh
Christopher Weis (USA), Del Rey Yacht Club
Crew: Roberto Stevens & Dylan Finestone
Matt Whitfield (GBR), Penarth Yacht Club
Crew: Scott Wallis & Zak Bermon
James Wilson (NZL), Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Crew: Marco Hull & Logan Andresen
David Wood (USA), Balboa Yacht Club
Crew: Max Brennan & Catherine Reynolds
The Governor’s Cup will be sailed in BYC’s Governor’s Cup 22 sloops first used in 2016. Designed by former BYC Commodore Alan Andrews and built by Westerly Marine in nearby Santa Ana, they feature a “flat top” mainsail, masthead spinnaker, modern “T” keel and an “all up” weight of only 1470 lbs (666 kg).
Light and lively, they perform well in a wide range of wind often experienced over the course of a day of racing in the Pacific Ocean off Newport Beach. They were specifically designed to be sailed by a crew of either three or four, limited only by a total weight limit for the crews of 579 lbs (262.5 kg).