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Balboa YC hosting two major youth match racing championships this summer

Chris Snow  and his San Diego YC team winning the 2016 Governor's Cup over  Sam Gilmour (AUS). Photo: Mary Longpre

[This story by the esteemed AP sports writer Bernie Wilson (San Diego) hit the wires tonight after BYC issued a detailed press release this afternoon, which we will post separately tomorrow morning. Note for youth match racers still interested in applying for the 2017 GovCup – the deadline for applications is this Friday, May 12. Details at –TFE]

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Balboa Yacht Club will host two major international youth regattas this summer.

After hosting its 51st annual Governor’s Cup International Youth Match Racing Regatta from July 17-22, BYC will then hold the fourth edition of the World Youth Match Racing Championship from July 30-Aug. 5.

World Sailing, the sport’s governing body, selected Balboa Yacht Club to host the world match racing championship based on its history of running the prestigious Governor’s Cup, an invitational that is the world’s oldest youth match racing regatta.

Nevin Snow of San Diego, currently ranked No. 13 by World Sailing, beat No. 5 Sam Gilmour of Australia in the Governor’s Cup final last year.

The Governor’s Cup and Worlds will be sailed in BYC’s GovCup22 sloops first used in 2016.

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