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Balboa Yacht Club wins Governor’s Cup, ending 37-year drought

Balboa Yacht Club wins Governor’s Cup, ending 37-year drought

The Governor’s Cup is Balboa Yacht Club’s crown jewel sailing event of the year. Now Balboa Yacht Club can say the trophy belongs to it this year.

Thirty-seven years had gone by since host Balboa Yacht Club last won the world’s oldest youth match racing regatta off the waters in Newport Beach. Skipper Christophe Killian and his crew of Harrison Vandervort and Jack Martin ended Balboa Yacht Club’s drought on Saturday.

Killian and Balboa Yacht Club defeated Ryo Leonard Takahashi’s Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron 3-1 in the best-of-five championship at the 51st Governor’s Cup.

“Finally done,” said a soaked Killian of the drought. “It hasn’t really fully hit me. I just feel...

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