Baldwin Cup 2014: Sun. Wind. No Rain.
And a NHYC Thunder win. BOOM!
With 19 wins and only 2 loses after three days of intense and varied racing, the home team finally took the cup!
Newport Harbor Yacht Club Team Thunder is left to right: Jon Pinckney, Justin Law, Michael Menninger, Commodore Gale Nye Pinckney, Brian Bissell,
Kayla McComb, Reid Vitarelli, Jeff Gordon
Commodore Gale Nye Pickney after accepting the cup, and a ride in it, told the crowd “Feels a little different than the last six years. Winning feels good I gotta say.” Also at the awards ceremony, Southern’s (in)famous John A. congratulated NHYC Thunder, “Welcome to the winner’s club; better late than never.” And on that cheeky note, here’s this year’s wrap up video:
Before we go, we want to give our presenting sponsor J.P. Morgan Chase a big thank you for helping make this year’s regatta a success. A thanks to Chris Love Productions and Amy Halvorsen for creating this year’s videos. Jeffrey Thayer and Craig Davis for taking such amazing photos as official Baldwin Cup photogs, Chris Goddard for getting all the goodies out to the press. And that’s just our content creators, the regatta would NOT be possible with out the vast support of all its volunteers who work so hard to give us the best darn team race regatta to cover!
Finally, thanks to all of you for coming out and watching and supporting the 2014 Baldwin Cup Team Race at Newport Harbor Yacht Club. See ya next year!