Virginia Governor’s Cup

Hope all the Lasers will come and enjoy great racing and a great time.

Notice of Race

47th Annual Virginia Governor’s Cup Regatta and Sunfish Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship


Saturday & Sunday, August 6-7, 2011

Host and Organizing Authority: Ware River Yacht Club, Gloucester, Virginia

CBYRA Sanctioned.

Rules: The regattas will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing and by the events sailing instructions.

Fees: Registration is $30 for single crew classes and $40 for all two or more crewed boats.
Regatta T-shirts are included in the registration fee for participants.  Registration by mail or on the day of the regattas.


Some of the anticipated One Design classes of 5 or more boats are: Sunfish, Albacore, Hampton OD, Buccaneer Laser, Mobjack, Mutineer, 505, Flying Scot, Frontrunner.  Classes with fewer than 5 boats participating will be grouped with other such classes and race under the Portsmouth handicap system.   (D-PN).


Registration – 0830 – 1030
Skippers Meeting at 1100
First Signal at 1200

First Signal at 1000

Scoring: The Low Point system of RRS Appendix A2 will apply with the following modifications: There will be no throw-outs.  One race will constitute a regatta.

Governor’s Cup Regatta Awards: Trophies will be awarded to the top three finishers of all registered classes with 5 boats or more.  The top three finishers sailing in the Portsmouth fleet will be awards trophies.   The Governor’s Cup trophy is awarded to the winner of the one design class with the largest number of qualified starts in the regatta.  The Congressman’s Cup trophy is awarded for sportsmanship throughout the regatta.  The Chamber of Commerce Junior Cup is awarded to the top skipper less than 18 years of age.

Other Information: Pre-Registration is encouraged.  Printable registration forms will be found at

A Saturday night fundraising dinner and social will benefit the WRYC Jr. Sailing program.

Housing is available from the following locations:

  • The Hampton Inn (804) 693-9393 in Gloucester
  • The Comfort Inn (804) 695-1900 in Gloucester
  • Camping (no hook-ups) is available on site at WRYC.

Pre-Registration/General Info:

Event Chair: Clayton James    Phone (757) 941-5200

Race Committee Chair: Rick Klein,

phone (804) 693-5629

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