NEWPORT BEACH, CA – Harry Price called for an early night on Wednesday. “I plan to be in bed at 9 o’clock, if not earlier,” the 21-year-old said. Whatever Price says during the 51st Governor’s Cup, his Cruising Yacht Club of Australia crew will heed his advice. And it makes sense because the skipper keeps leading the three-person boat to victory. Price and the CYCA had another perfect day on the waters off Newport Beach, going 6-0 on Wednesday. Price has won each of the 13 round-robin races, and with nine to go, the CYCA team is closing in on a berth to the semifinals. Price has made the semifinals the other two times he has competed in the oldest youth match racing regatta in the world, winning the Governor’s Cup two years ago in his first try.“We’re not here to come second. We’re here to win,” said Price, who wants to become a two-time winner, a feat seven other sailors have achieved in Governor’s Cup history. “Last year we didn’t do as well as we had hoped [and finished fourth]. It’s a new year and we’ve started out well.” – David Carrillo Peñaloza writing in today's LA Times / Daily Pilot. Full story
The 51st annual Governor's Cup racing off sunny Newport Beach, CA yesterday. The Round Robins continue today with the top four of the 12 competing teams from AUS, GBR, NZL and USA advancing to the Semifinals on Friday and Finals and Saturday. Photo: David Chang, Daily Pilot.