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By Brad Roach, Special to the Daily Pilot | March 6, 2013
Local youth sailors from Balboa Yacht Club and California Yacht Club recently joined 14 teams of talented youth sailors from around the world to compete in the HARKEN Youth International Match Racing Championship 2013 at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Teams from Sweden, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, along with three teams from the United States came together in Auckland, New Zealand, to battle it out for the HARKEN Cup. The BYC team came in seventh place, and the teams from the Portland, Maine, and Chicago yacht clubs came in fifth and 10th, respectively.
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Daily Pilot Staff Reports | July 26, 2010
The Royal Zealand Yacht Squadron defended its title this weekend, winning the 44th annual Governor's Cup race at the Balboa Yacht Club in Newport Beach. The Kiwis bested a field of 13 teams in the annual junior racing regatta. William Tiller, Harry Thurston and Shaun Mason won the final two races for the title on behalf of Royal New Zealand. A round-robin format decided the winners. The New Zealand team was followed by the Newport Harbor Yacht Club, which finished second with a team made up of Chris Segerblom, Connor Bathen and Kieran Chung from Newport Harbor Yacht Club.
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December 2, 2004
Bill and Pat Manning Pat and Bill did the shot! If you're going to New Zealand, be sure to include the wild jet boat ride on the Shotover River in Queenstown. Both of us say it's a thrill of a lifetime, and you will get wet as well. A Disney ride, only for real. The driver of the high-powered, 12-passenger jet boat executed 360-degree turns through narrow gorges with lots of close calls but nary a scrape. We met quite by chance several months after our spouses, Allen and Kay, had passed away.
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By Elizabeth Broedlow | April 26, 2007
A 16-day tour of New Zealand brought together my husband, Ted, and I, our friends Ray and Jennifer Woolsey of Lake Forest, and Jack and Linda Seelhorst, formerly of Newport Beach who now live in Sisters, Ore. We flew into Auckland, and our first full day was spent with a Maori guide hiking the hills of Mt. Eden, learning about Maori history and the early days of New Zealand. We spent the next day on Waiheke Island, one of the many islands off the coast of Auckland, which we reached via the local ferry.
SPORTS
December 19, 2007
Judy Louie took in some sightseeing in New Zealand recently. But that wasn’t the extent of her trip. The Corona del Mar resident also helped a U.S. women’s tennis team to a bronze medal. Louie won three doubles matches with her partner Carol Clay of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., as part of the Americans’ third-place finish in the Alice Marble Cup, an international tournament for 60-year-old women in New Zealand. Louie’s team, a group from the United State Tennis Assn.
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October 11, 2007
Standardizing lifeguard ranks and training methods dominated the discussion when Newport Beach lifeguards hosted the annual California Surf Life Saving Assn.’s board of directors meeting Thursday. About 75 representatives from 28 lifeguard agencies from Santa Cruz to San Diego gathered in the Balboa Pavilion. Three Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguards were honored at the meeting for their work saving a friend who suffered a major neck injury in the surf of San Onofre. Kylie Cuccinotti, Paige Bisson, and Carley Zylsta were honored for assisting a Junior Lifeguard who seriously injured her neck.
SPORTS
July 15, 2006
The Corona del Mar High girls' water polo A team won the bronze medal at the 2006 Panasonic Pan Pacific youth tournament in Auckland, New Zealand. Over the course of the five-day event, completed July 10, the CdM A team posted a 7-2 record. The girls lost an early-round game to eventual champion Marist Red, 5-1. Corona del Mar lost a 5-4 heartbreaker in the semifinals when its opponent scored the game-winner with no time left. Corona del Mar then won the bronze medal game, 8-4. The team has been training and playing against national and club teams in Australia and New Zealand since June 30. The Corona del Mar B team was sixth with a 2-5-1 record.
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By Steve Virgen | December 26, 2009
In the stands on the pool deck at Newport Harbor High there was a life-size poster of Kaleigh Gilchrist for the girls’ water polo home opener last week. It wasn’t a cutout picture of Gilchrist shooting into a cage. Instead, the poster — made by her friend Chris Craib — was of her with a surfboard, signifying her prowess as a surfer. Gilchrist juggles her schedule with the ocean waves and the tussling in the waters of the pool. She’s about to improvise some more next month.
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By Alan Blank | August 11, 2008
A pirate-clad ukulele player and a septuagenarian celestial navigation buff sit down at a dinner table. What do they talk about? How do they pass an entire night together? It’s almost a rhetorical question given the improbability of this pairing, but about a dozen people now know the answer thanks to a transpacific sailing expedition that recently ended in Newport Beach. The Alaska Eagle, a 65-foot aluminum sailboat that just returned from a yearlong, 20,000-mile trip to New Zealand and back, was staffed by a motley crew of sailors, and they didn’t just eat one meal together.
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Len Bose | September 12, 2013
Years ago, I was a bartender, and on Monday nights, a fat lady would come in and sing "Ebb Tide" to close the night's karaoke and the bar. After watching the Kiwis dominate Oracle Team USA in three of four races last Saturday and Sunday at the America's Cup, I flashed back to those painful moments at the bar and to Monday Night Football when Don Meredith would sing, "Turn out the lights, the party is over. " Let's just hope that Team USA can win one more race so we don't go down in history losing the Cup with a negative number.
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SPORTS
July 20, 2013
NEWPORT BEACH - The best host Balboa Yacht Club can do is third place, after falling to a boat from Australia in the semifinals Saturday at the 47th Governor's Cup yacht race north of the Newport Pier. Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club of Perth, Australia won three straight races to advance to Sunday's final, in which it will compete against the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron that knocked off the San Diego Yacht Club in the other semifinal. Sam Gilmour, Chris Smith and Adam Negri topped the Balboa Yacht Club, led by Ryan Davidson, in the best-of-five format.
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By Steve Virgen | July 19, 2013
NEWPORT BEACH — As the Governor's Cup sailors came into Balboa Yacht Club Thursday evening, they rushed to dock their boats and prepared to have some fun with a traditional event. They went on the water again for a Beer Can Regatta. There are usually activities for the sailors after each day of the Governor's Cup, the prestigious junior match racing series. On Wednesday night, there was a BBQ. Chris Steele, the skipper for Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, and his countrymen also taught rugby to the Americans.
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By Steve Virgen | July 17, 2013
NEWPORT BEACH - For those who live in Newport Beach Wednesday's weather and scenery appeared to make for another day in paradise. The breezy conditions made it ideal for the sailors in the 47th annual Governor's Cup. You could say it was a perfect day for sailing. It was definitely a perfect day for Balboa Yacht Club, Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club of Australia and Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, as each went 7-0 during the opening day of the 12-team junior match racing series.
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May 18, 2013
Australia and New Zealand again dominated this year's Governor's Cup invitee list for international teams, as the Selection Committee for the 47th Annual Governor's Cup International Junior Match Race Championship has completed work on selection of the 12 international and U.S. teams. Those teams will compete in this year's regatta which will be held at Balboa Yacht Club July 16¿21 in Newport Beach. The Governor's Cup is the oldest junior match race event in the world and is known as the "Pathway for Champions" with many alumni going on to America's Cup and other worldwide sailing success including, most recently, James Spithill and John Kostecki the helmsman and tactician respectively for Oracle's 2010 America's Cup win. All competitors must be under the age of 21. The Committee chose six international teams as well as U.S. competitor AJ Reiter from the San Diego Yacht Club based on their sailing resumes.
SPORTS
April 7, 2013
Courtney Conlogue, a former Sage Hill School athlete, claimed the TSB Bank NZ Surf Festival Saturday over Coco Ho in clean two- to three-foot waves at Taranki's Fitzroy Beach in New Zealand. The dramatic final featured two of surfing's rising stars, Conlogue and Ho, on event No. 4 of seven on the ASP Women's World Championship Tour. Conlogue, a Huntington Beach resident, came out on top with 14 points over Ho's 9.27. "I put in a lot of hard work between last year and this year and I'm stoked to have it paying off with a win," Conlogue told surfersvillage.com.
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By Brad Roach, Special to the Daily Pilot | March 6, 2013
Local youth sailors from Balboa Yacht Club and California Yacht Club recently joined 14 teams of talented youth sailors from around the world to compete in the HARKEN Youth International Match Racing Championship 2013 at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Teams from Sweden, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, along with three teams from the United States came together in Auckland, New Zealand, to battle it out for the HARKEN Cup. The BYC team came in seventh place, and the teams from the Portland, Maine, and Chicago yacht clubs came in fifth and 10th, respectively.
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By Bruce Bourquin | August 3, 2012
Picture some of the most thrilling moments in sports. The buzzer-beating jump shot in basketball, the game-winning touchdown in football, the walk-off home run in baseball. Now imagine a two-person sailing team taking on grueling 20-knot winds and choppy ocean waves, along with competing against 20 teams from eight different countries over a seven-day, 21-race period. And picture that gauntlet of a week coming down to the last race, and that team winning it by the slightest of margins.
SPORTS
July 22, 2012
Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club put together a remarkable closing string of races to win the 46th Governor's Cup Sunday at courses north of the Newport Beach pier. RPNYC won six straight races over two days, in the semifinals and finals, and took down its fellow New Zealanders, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Champion RPNYC was made up of skipper Tim Coltman, middle Adam Middleton and bow James de Lisle. They dethroned San Diego Yacht Club, earning the required three wins in as many races in the semifinals.
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July 13, 2012
The Corona del Mar 18-and-under boys won the Pan Pacific Games in New Zealand on Tuesday, defeating New South Wales, 9-6, in the championship game. Corona del Mar High incoming senior Reid Chase was named the 18-and-under tournament MVP. Coach Barry O'Dea coached the Sea Kings at the tournament, which is the biggest water polo event in the Southern hemisphere. — From staff reports • Levin signs pro contract Camille Levin can now call herself a professional soccer player.
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