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Governor’s Cup:

NHYC tries for repeat

SAILING: Local junior team will attempt to join seven other two-time champs in the Cup’s 42-year history.

July 12, 2008

From Western Australia, the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club will be represented by Peter Nicholas and his team of experienced youth and open match, dinghy and fleet racers.

The United Kingdom sends a team from the Royal Yachting Assn. led by 18-year-old Andrew Shaw.

Shaw has won UK youth match racing series and is an active dinghy and team racing competitor. The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron is also back for 2008 and hopes to add a fifth Governor’s Cup title to its previous championships. The New Zealand team is led by Bradley Farrand who has extensive match racing experience in New Zealand, Australia and as far as Malaysia.

The Cup is sailed in Newport Balboa Sailing and Seamanship Assn. Governor’s Cup 21 boats, designed by Newport Beach resident and Balboa Yacht Club member Alan Andrews, built in 2003 through donations to NBSSA by Balboa Yacht Club members.

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The schedule includes a day for registration and practice, three days of round-robin competition, followed by semifinal and final matches on the fourth day.

The selected teams include:

 Balboa Yacht Club, Corona del Mar

 Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Darling Point, New South Wales, Australia

 Iate Clube Do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 Mission Bay Yacht Club, San Diego

 Newport Harbor Yacht Club, Balboa

 Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Auckland, New Zealand

 Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Cottesloe, Western Australia

 Royal Yachting Association, Southampton, United Kingdom

 San Diego Yacht Club, San Diego

 Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans, LA

 St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco

 St Thomas Yacht Club, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

— From staff reports


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