Luke Fernandez of Richmond, makes his way up the hill with his sailboat under threat of lightning and an impending storm as other sailors anxiously await their turn to pull their boats from the water during the 49th annual Governor’s Cup Regatta held at Ware River Yacht Club on Saturday. Better weather prevailed on Sunday, as Alexander Hanna of Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville took the top prize. Photo by Sherry Hamilton
Ware River Yacht Club commodore John Singleton, from left, presented the Virginia Governor’s Cup to Alexander Hanna of Fishing Bay Yacht Club on Sunday. The young sailor swept the Laser Radial races and was also awarded the Congressman’s Cup as the top junior sailor. With them is regatta chairman Clayton James. Photo by Deb Kerns Anderson
Alexander Hanna of Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville won the top trophy during the 49th annual Governor’s Cup Regatta at the Ware Neck Yacht Club last weekend.
Hanna led the 11 entries in the Laser Radial class with a sweep of all four races. He was also awarded the regatta’s Congressman’s Cup as the top placing junior sailor.
The Gloucester Chamber of Commerce trophy was awarded to 420 sailors Anna Patterson and Kaila Perang of Hampton Yacht Club in recognition of their display of sportsmanship and character, especially during the final race on Sunday.
Latane Montague and crew Jackson Montague of FBYC won the Hampton OD class, Gordon Woolcott was second and Randy Stokes and Ann Stokes of Norfolk Yacht and Country Club were third. Victor Layne and Thomas Rasmussen of HYC won the 420 class, followed by Nelson Woodfield and crew Evan Maguire of HYC in second place and Jacob Marquard and crew Nicholas Baker of HYC in third.