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.