Snow beats Gilmour for 2nd Governor's Cup regatta title
Jul. 24, 2016
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Nevin Snow of San Diego won his second Governor's Cup title with a 2-0 victory Saturday against former two-time champion Sam Gilmour of Australia at the Balboa Yacht Club.
The 22-year-old Snow, a recent graduate of Georgetown, had beaten Christophe Killian of Balboa Yacht Club 2-0 to reach the final of the 50th edition of the oldest junior match racing championship.
"It's awesome on many different levels," said Snow, who also won in 2011. "It's great to win multiple years apart but almost more satisfying in that respect, to have a couple of losses after the first win and grind it out for another win."
Gilmour, the son of former America's Cup helmsman and world match racing champion Peter Gilmour, won this regatta in 2013 and 2014. He beat countryman Harry Price 2-1 in the other semifinal.
Snow, representing the San Diego Yacht Club, went 20-2 in the round-robins.