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Ware River - Virginia Governor's Cup - NOR

The official Notice of Race for the 46th Annual Virginia Governor's Cup Regatta is now posted below and available for download/printing. If you have any questions or need more information, the links on the 2010 Schedule will also take you to the official pages. Please contact the webmaster if you have any regatta information you would like posted. Thanks!

Notice of Race

46th Annual Virginia Governor’s Cup Regatta

Saturday & Sunday, August 7-8, 2010

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

CBYRA Sanctioned.

Rules: The regattas will be governed by the Racing Rules of Sailing.

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 all participants.


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


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.

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 under 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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