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.
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 16Â¿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.
June 9, 2009
Olive Millicent Maxwell 1922-2009 It is with deep regret that we have to announce the passing of Olive Millicent Maxwell, nee Hagen. Olive was born April 20th 1922, in England, to Carl and Winnifred Hagen nee Holland. Dear sister of Joan Crowch, nee Hagen, deceased. Ronald Hagen, now residing in New Zealand. Kenneth Hagen, deceased. Winnifred Clarke nee Hagen, residing in England, and Maurice Hagen, deceased. Olive is survived by numerous nieces and nephews residing in, Great Britain, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
July 22, 2006
Even the deepest pockets can't buy an advantage in the Governor's Cup. Except for their names, the racing sailboats used in this year's Governor's Cup are exactly alike. All 12 custom-made boats are identical in design, have the same pristine white hull and have spent precisely the same number of hours on the water. Keeping the boats as similar as possible ensures that this race is all about skill. "They are very equal," said Balboa Yacht Club member Karin Buxton, whose 17-year-old son, Wade, is racing in the competition.
March 29, 2003
SPECIAL EVENTS COOL IN THE FURNACE St. Andrews Presbyterian church will present "It's Cool in the Furnace," a concert featuring the Chorister Choir at 7:30 p.m. Friday. There is no charge. The church is at 600 St. Andrew's Road in Newport Beach. LENTEN CHORAL EVENSONG The Lenten Choral Evensong concert, the traditional evensong service, will be performed by St. Michael's choir and soloists at 5 p.m. April 6. It's the seventh concert in the 2002-03 Friends of Music "First Sundays at Five" Series.
September 6, 2008
Michael Cooke The United States Tennis Association (USTA) recently announced that Robert Duesler of Newport Beach, CA has been selected to play tennis for the USA Jack Crawford Cup team at the 28th ITF Seniors/ Super-Seniors World Team Championships being held October 12 – 18, in Antalya, Turkey. The United States will be defending championships in six of the 19 divisions at the Men’s and Women’s Senior & Super-Senior Championships. The American teams finished 1st or 2nd in 12 of the 19 divisions last year.
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.
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.
January 13, 2010
NEWPORT BEACH — One of Kaleigh Gilchrist’s friends lugged her around in front of the Newport Harbor High bleachers. Fans cheered every time the friend lifted Gilchrist in the air. Well, it was a life-sized cardboard cutout of Gilchrist in a wetsuit. The real Gilchrist was in the pool playing in a crucial Sunset League girls’ water polo match against Edison. Surfing wasn’t in the plans Wednesday night. The senior still wiped out the Chargers. Gilchrist recorded four of her five goals in the first 7 1/2 minutes, allowing the Sailors to cruise to a 9-3 home victory.
September 6, 2002
Bryce Alderton The outlook for Newport Harbor boys water polo this season is a bit brighter that last year because Sailor second-year coach Jason Lynch doesn't have to worry about losing 10 seniors from the previous season as he had to entering 2001. "We should be pretty good, we have a lot of guys returning," said Lynch, of this year's team. "Last year was my first and kind of a rebuilding year after (Newport Harbor) won the title in 2000. We lost 10 seniors from that year, so last year we had all juniors and three seniors in the program."