Neurauter wins 2010 Governor’s Cup

- Posted on Aug 18, 2010 - 04:33 PM

Buccaneer skipper Jeff Neurauter of the Potomac River Sailing Association won the 2010 Governor’s Cup during the 46th annual Governor’s Cup Regatta held Aug. 7 and 8 at the Ware River Yacht Club.

Neurauter, with Happy Olmstead as crew, swept all five races in the regatta series, besting 10 other competitors. Jimmy Yurko and crew Kristi Yurko from the Southern Maryland Sailing Association were second and Amy Domaratzki and Rick Scarborough were third.

Latane Montague of Fishing Bay Yacht Club, with Travis Dozier and Kenny Cobb as crew, won the eight-boat Hampton One Design class. Charles McCoy and Charles McCoy Jr. of Norfolk Yacht and Country Club were second and Bill Carnell with crew Lars Florio of PRSA were third.

Barney Harris with crew Lee Mullins of PRSA won the seven-boat Albacore class. Kwin Their and Jen Evans, also of PRSA, were second and Marty Minot and crew Jordan Minot were third. Jon Deutsch of Fishing Bay won the six-boat Laser class, with Robert Sumay second and Eric Siegel third. John Meyer, sailing a Sunfish, took the top trophy in the Portsmouth fleet.

In the Junior Regatta, George Revill of Hampton Yacht Club won the Laser class, sweeping all six races in the 10-boat class. Revill was also awarded the 2010 Gloucester Chamber of Commerce Cup as the winner of the largest junior class. Carl White of Ware River Yacht Club was second and Valentin Glasel was third. Sam Wilson and crew Matthew Shield of WRYC won all six races in the three-boat 420 class.

Cup winner

In the Opti races, Kendra Walker had a fifth-place start but came back to win the next six races for the top trophy. Walker was also awarded the 2010 Congressman’s Cup for sportsmanship. "Kendra sailed an almost flawless Opti regatta. She demonstrated exceptional on the water skills, boat balance and tactics, and she competed with a spirit that exemplifies the friendly and competitive balance that all sailors strive to reach," said regatta chairman Clayton James.

Benton Amthor was second in the Opti class and Neilson Woodfield was third among the 10 competitors.