Twenty-four teams in Optimist Team Race Championship:
Pensacola, FL (July 20, 2018) – With six days of racing to determine the 2018 Optimist US National Champion and 2018 Optimist Girls US National Champion in the books, the sailing marathon on the blue waters of Pensacola Bay continued today with the first of three days of Team Racing on the menu. The 2018 Optimist Team Race US Championship officially opened.
Twenty-four teams took to the water this afternoon and racing got underway at about 1:30p on two courses with 12 teams on each. In the Stage 1 Round-Robins each course will sail 66 races, if all goes as planned. Then the top six teams on each course will move into the Gold Fleet Qualifying Round-Robins, the bottom six go into…
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Semi Finals begin at Governor’s Cup:
Newport Beach, CA (July 20, 2018) – Though the four semifinalists were mathematically decided yesterday, the fourth day of the 52nd Annual Governor’s Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship saw the 12 teams complete the second round robin series to finalize the ranking order going into the knock-out stage of the competition.
Harry Price (AUS, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia) chose local favorite and Newport Beach native, Christophe Killian (USA, College of Charleston YC), the GovCup defending champion, as his semifinal opponent, surprising many experienced Cup watchers. But it proved a smart decision, as tonight he is up 2-0 over Killian in his first-to-win-three-rac…
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