It’s Gov Cup Time!

Ahoy sailors!

Here’s are the details for the Governor’s Cup race this weekend from Racing Vice Commodore Brie Busey:

Hello Sailors!

I hope everyone has been enjoying our quite rainy Alaskan summer because it’s time for our annual Governor’s Cup!

I can’t wait to see all you wonderful racers for our biggest regatta of the year. Skipper’s meeting will be at 1pm on Saturday. Please have your boats ready to race by that time. Also be prepared to race in the evening and have the potluck at any time during the day so that we can sail when there is the most wind. Since it is Labor Day on Monday, we will allow a bit later races on Sunday than normal, with races starting at noon and no starts after 5pm. 

We are hoping for a five race minimum, and every seventh race gets a throw-out. When you are ready on Saturday, please check in with Race Committee to register your boat for the regatta. 

All levels of racing are welcome! We will have both a Bucc fleet and Portsmouth fleet with separate starts. If you are new to racing, Portsmouth fleet is a conglomeration of any boat and each will be scored with a rating that gives boats a handicap so come grab a Club Lido or any other boat even if you don’t have your own. Anyone will be happy to answer questions and in the case of no wind, we can even start a clinic or two. I have attached our 2022 Sailing Instructions below. Please feel free to email me with any questions. 

I hope to see everyone out on the race course this weekend, no matter the weather!

Also I will be out for Fast Friday this weekend as well and hope to see others ready to practice. 

Happy Sailing!

And just a couple of additions notes:

  • The Portsmouth fleet is usual a bit more low-key than the Bucc one-design fleet. It’s a great to start if you’re just starting out with sailboat racing, although we do have some really talented sailors racing Portsmouth. If you’re racing on a Buccaneer, you’re more than welcome to sail in either the Buccaneer one-design fleet or the Portsmouth fleet, depending on what sort of racing experience you’re looking for.
  • The names of the top finisher in the Portsmouth fleet and the top finisher in the Bucc 18 fleet will be engraved on the historic Governor’s Cup trophy.
  • This is the 55th annual Governor’s Cup regatta. That makes us the longest continuously-running sporting event in Alaska! Mount Marathon has been running much longer than the Gov Cup (it starting in 1915), but it broke it’s “continuously-running” streak in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

See y’all out there!






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