Newport Harbor Yacht Club member Chris Segerblom, who won the Governor's Cup in 2007 and the recent High School Dinghy Nationals, will be among the locals competing in the 44th annual Governor's Cup International Junior Match Racing Championship regatta scheduled July 20 through 25 in the waters off the Newport Pier.
The event will feature top match racers from all over the world.
Segerblom will be the helmsman for one Newport Harbor Yacht Club entry after earning an automatic berth by virtue of winning the inaugural Match Race Clinic & Regatta in May at the Balboa Yacht Club.
Segerblom's crew will consist of Connor Bathen and Kieran Chung.
Also representing the Newport Harbor Yacht Club will be a team including helmsman Andrew Mason as well as crew Peter Kinney and Brooks Clark. The trio finished second at the 2009 Governor's Cup.