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Governor's Cup

2017 Governor's Cup - 22 April
The Governor's Cup Race first took place in 1997 with the trophy donated by then Governor His Excellency David Mackilligan.

The winners roll-call since then reads:

1997 Fastidiots
Eddie Brockbank
1998 Fastidiots
Eddie Brockbank
1999 Airgasm
Barney Crook
2000 Airgasm
Barney Crook
2001 Airgasm
Barney Crook
2002 Rushin Rowlette
Kevin Rowlette
2003 Willy T
Kevin Rowlette
2004 Crew Clothing
Andrew Simpson
2005 Mistress Quickly
Guy Eldridge
2006 Fiona
Colin Rathbun
2007 Fiona
Colin Rathbun
2008 Luxury Girl
2009 Abandoned
(lack of wind)
2010 Jurakan
David West
2011 Rushin Rowlette
Kevin Rowlette
2012 Pipe Dream
Peter Haycraft
2013 Rushin Rowlette
Kevin Rowlette
2014 Rushin Rowlette
Kevin Rowlette
2015 Pipe Dream
Chris Haycraft
2016 Spike
Sam Talbot
2017 Spike
Sam Talbot



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2016 Governor's Cup Race

J111 Spike, skippered by Sam Talbot, won the 2016 Governor's Cup on 23 April.


Spike, owned by Brian Nixon and skippered by Sam Talbot won the 2017 Governor's Cup Race on Saturday, retaining their title from 2016.

Seven boats contested the race on a brilliant BVI race day over a 17 mile course starting at Nanny Cay, rounding Little Thatch to port, rounding the eastern most Rhone anchor dive buoy in Peter Islands' Great Harbour to port and returning to the finish off Nanny Cay.



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