Track the Racers and Enjoy the Party at the 2010 Governor’s Cup Yacht Race Aug. 6-7

ST. MARY’S CITY, Md. (Aug. 5, 2010) — The exciting overnight run of the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Governor’s Cup Yacht Race from Annapolis to St. Mary’s City is the star event, but the celebration on Saturday, August 7, has many opportunities for sailors and the community to enjoy.

For the first time ever, boats will be tracked live by GPS. The Kattack GPS system, free to all racers, will display the race in real time, continually tracking the location of each boat by name throughout the race so you will be able to follow it online by going to the embedded player on the college’s Governor’s Cup web page,

Starting at 10 a.m., enjoy entertainment and food on the lawn of the James P. Muldoon River Center. The Nautical Wheelers play from noon- 4 p.m., and Key West Race Week performers Joe Bachman and the Crew perform from 7-11 p.m. Entrance to the party is free.

At 4:45 p.m. under the tent on the waterfront, race winners will be announced and given trophies.

The traditional embroidered polo shirts that have become collectibles for many will be made of a new wicking material. All previous years’ merchandise, including hats and posters, are discounted.

This year marks the 37th running of the race from Maryland’s current capital city to its first capital in St. Mary’s City. The Governor’s Cup is the oldest and longest continuously run overnight race on the Chesapeake Bay.

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