40th Annual Governor's Cup Yacht Race Sets Sail in August


Sailors: Online Registration Open

ST. MARY’S CITY, Md.—St. Mary's College of Maryland announced that its Governor’s Cup Yacht Race, to be held on Aug. 2-3, is open for registration. This year will be the 40th running of the oldest and longest overnight race on the Chesapeake Bay. The Potomac Leg of the race from Dahlgren, Va., which was added in 2012, will return this year.

Qualified sailors who want to participate in the race are encouraged to register online at the official Gov’ Cup website, http://www.smcm.edu/GovCup. Live GPS tracking will be available on the Gov’ Cup website, and through the Kattack mobile app for iPhone or Android, for shore-side spectators.

On Saturday, the last day of the race, from noon - 10 p.m. at the college’s James P. Muldoon River Center, Gov’ Cup sailors and spectators alike can enjoy food selections provided by local vendors, as well as family-fun activities including live entertainment by Byzantine Top 40. And back by popular demand is the Racers’ Dinner, which will be held in the campus Great Room starting at 6 p.m. Pre-registration is required for the dinner and can also be done at the Gov’ Cup website.

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