NEWPORT BEACH, CA — On the finish of July, the oldest and most prestigious youth match racing regatta returns to the coast of Newport Seashore.
DISC Sports activities & Backbone Middle would be the title sponsor of the 2021 Governor’s Cup regatta, teaming with the Balboa Yacht Membership to assist the Worldwide Youth Match Racing Championship for the second time in three years. Founding director Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr. has pledged to proceed his function as “fleet surgeon,” helping with member well being and advising the Membership on COVID security and different protocols making the occasion doable.
The GovCup, as it’s affectionately identified to space sailors, will happen July 26-31. The inaugural GovCup occasion was held in 1967. GovCup alumni, who hail from 16 international locations and 5 continents, are among the many most well-known and profitable worldwide sailors.
DISC has lengthy been a champion of aggressive crusing and its notable skippers and strategists, counting such prestigious names as America’s Cup winners Jimmy Spithill and Tom Slingsby among the many sufferers the middle has helped return to sport.
Bray mentioned being a part of this historic racing occasion for an additional yr.