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56th Governor’s Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship announces 2023 invitees

Updated: Apr 23, 2023

2023 Governor’s Cup set for July 24-29, 2023

Entrants from 8 Nations!


Friday, April 21, 2023

NEWPORT BEACH, CA (April 21, 2023) — The skippers invited to the 56th Governor’s Cup International Youth Match Race this week are a diverse field representing over 8 nations, and a strong mix of returning favorites, along with 7 new entrants ready to compete for the cup.

The Selection Committee had a difficult time this year with almost 3 times the amount of RFIs to available spots and 8 countries being represented. The committee had a hard time sticking to the stated guidelines with so many talented skippers wanting to attend.

Jeffrey Petersen (USA) who won the Governor’s Cup in 2021 and placed 2nd in 2022, is going to be coming back with a vengeance in an attempt to win the cup a second time, joining 14 others who have achieved that feat.

In addition to Jeffrey, we have Jack Egan (USA) and whomever wins the US Youth Match Racing Championship in June.

Marcello Torre (AUS) and Cole Tapper (AUS) will be returning along with newcomer Max Paul (AUS).

Also from down under Josh Hyde (NZL), will be competing in his first Governor's Cup. He likely will be trying hard to continue the mantle that Jordan Stevenson set last year by winning.

From across the pond we have Tom Higgins (IRL) our first competitor from Ireland, and Alexander Colquitt (GBR).

Also from Europe we have Thimothee Rossi (FRA).

This year we are excited to be joined by two American countries which are not regular entrants at the Governor's Cup. To the north of us we have Alec Coleman (CAN) whom we believe is the first Canadian team to compete in the Governor's Cup. To the south Nicholas Bernal (BRA) who is only the second competitor we have had the pleasure of hosting from Brazil.

For the recorded version of the live announcement please click here:




Susan Kenney

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