About Event

The North Carolina Governor’s Cup Regatta is in its 59th year, making it one of the oldest in the Southeast. The Regatta includes up to five races over two days.
Racing takes place off Henderson Point on Kerr Lake which is known for its beautiful expanse of water, tree-lined shores, great family camping, and easy access from Interstate 85.

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News & Notices

  • Jun 09, 2016 13:43 EST

    Dear Sailors, 

    TODAY Jun 9, by 11:59 pm, is the last day for early registration. Don't miss your chance to save $20 on your registration. And youth sailors, if you plan to register, let me know as the Carolina Sailing Foundation has offered to cover registration costs for the first 5 youth sailors (If you're 18 and under and you've already registered, get in touch). 
    We have almost 70 boats already registered including Buccaneers, Flying Scots, Isotopes, Jet 14s, Lasers, Thistles, 420s and others. Don't miss out on this fabulous weekend. Your registration includes 1 (one) dinner, and 3 socials (Friday, Sat, Sun) after sailing), 2 breakfasts (sat, sun), and coaching on Friday by an incredible sailor Paul Abdullah. What an incredible deal!! (Please order any additional dinners during your registration, dinners are below the shirts and hats.) 
    Here is the current list: 
    Buccaneers: 19 boats (Argh!) Flying Scots: 11 boats Isotopes: 10 Thistles: 9 boats Jet 14: 7 Laser: 5 Tanzer 16: 2 RS500:1 Open Monohull: 1 Wafayer: 1 420: 1 
    And don't miss your chance to purchase the embroidered polo shirts. They should look fantastic. We're pleased to off you the option of embroidering your fleet name onto your polo shirts! Only $6 more. Just add it to your registration and we'll embroider your fleet name onto your polo shirt(s). The sale of shirts and hats helps support the club for the year so please purchase a shirt or hat, or perhaps both. We have a great team working on the weekend so it should be a fun time. 
    Register by June 9th at 11:59 pm and receive you $20 early discount. 
    See you on the water! 
    Sail Fast, 
    Sara Paisner 
    Regatta Chair 2016 
    Governor's Cup Regatta 

  • May 31, 2016 13:28 EST

    Dear participants, Paul Abdullah will be our coach on Friday June 17th. Please be sure to register for the coaching day even though it is free to attend. Your registration helps us organize the event. See you at Kerr Lake! --Sara Paisner, Regatta Chair ...

  • Apr 19, 2016 23:34 EST

    Dear sailors, The 2016 Governor's Cup Regatta registration is now open!! Register now, and make sure your fleet has enough boats to qualify for its own start. ...

  • Jan 13, 2016 21:51 EST

    The registration will be live starting in mid-April! Keep watching this site as we get it set up for 2016 regatta registrations!! Sara Paisner 2016 Regatta Chair Governor's Cup Regatta Carolina Sailing Club ...

  • Jan 13, 2016 20:35

    Event site launched on Regatta Network ...

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