Competitors from across the globe will be participating in the event. In addition to California teams, groups from Australia, England, New Zealand, Annapolis and New Orleans will partake.
Teams from Balboa Yacht Club and Newport Harbor Yacht Club are guaranteed spots every year to promote friendly cross-town competition.
"It's like the Super Bowl to them, especially with foreign teams," Strang said. "We're very proud of it, and it means a great deal to them to be chosen at this level."
The juniors will be racing Governor's 21 Yachts, which were designed by Balboa Yacht Club member Alan Andrews three years ago and paid for by contributions from club members.
The boats reach a maximum of five to seven knots upwind and seven to 10 knots downwind, Strang said, so viewers can expect good, competitive sport. Each race will be a quarter-mile to a half-mile depending on wind conditions.
The cup has changed a little over the years.
"It's always been a yacht club challenge, but not with international teams," said Andy Rose, winner of the 1969 and 1970 Governor's Cups.
Rose is still active with the annual regatta because, he said, he wants to give back to the event that brought joy to his youth.
The Governor's Cup was the first junior match sailing race to be introduced to the world. Match races are one-on-one competitions among teams.
Long Beach Yacht Club introduced the first match sailing race, called the Congressional Cup ? which is still raced today ? but it was not for youths.
All those involved with the Governor's Cup agree that it offers a great opportunity for juniors.
"I think it's a wonderful event for the young adult sailors," said Pinky Greene, registrations coordinator for the event.
Rose said he is pleased to see that the junior regatta has carried on over the years.