Killian, Balboa Yacht Club Capture Second Rose Cup

Chubb JrCorona del Mar, Calif. (June 21, 2015) – Sunday was a culmination of a tremendous week at Balboa Yacht Club and celebration of youth match racing, one of the fastest growing types of sailboat racing in the U.S. After three days of racing off Newport Beach in the sun-splashed Pacific Ocean, the home team from Balboa Yacht Club earned Rose Cup honors for the second consecutive year.

Christophe Killian (Newport Beach, Calif.), Harrison Vandervort (Costa Mesa, Calif.) and Jack Martin (Newport Beach, Calif.) won Sunday’s final series, 2-0, over the San Diego Yacht Club’s (Calif.) Scott Sinks (San Diego, Calif.), Andy Reiter (San Diego, Calif.) and Storm Brown (San Diego, Calif.).

With the win, Killian qualifies for the Oakcliff Sailing (NY) Halloween Invitational in Match 40s on October 30 to November 1, 2015. Skippers Killian, Sinks and third place finisher Christopher Weis of Del Rey Yacht Club will receive an automatic invitation to the 49th annual Governor’s Cup to be held at Balboa Yacht Club on July 20-25, 2015.

Final Standings (Top 6 of 12 teams)
1. Christophe Killian
2. Scott Sinks
3. Christopher Weis
4. Nicholas Sertl
5. Jack Parkin
6. Sean Cornell

Complete Standings & Results

Championship Notes

  • Racing started on Sunday at approximately 10:30am PDT under sunny skies, 75 degrees, 8 to 10 knots and light chop later in the afternoon.
  • The Nick Scandone Sportsmanship Award was awarded to Colin Kennedy of Oakcliff Sailing Center (NY)
  • On Thursday, teams sharpened their match racing skills with a North U Advanced Match Racing Clinic, led by Dave Perry.

Media & Coverage

Social Media Highlights from Sunday

The U.S. Youth Match Racing Championship is sponsored by US Sailing national sponsors Gill North America and Switlik. This championship is supported locally by sponsors Newport-Balboa Sailing & Seamanship Association, North U, Harken, Maritime Sciences & Seamanship Foundation, Cannon Building, Hemphill’s Rugs & Carpets, Island Marine Fuel and William’s Electric.

Contact: Jake Fish, US Sailing Communications Manager,

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Established in 1920, Switlik Parachute Co. has been owned and operated by the Switlik family for four generations and is known worldwide as a manufacturer of the highest quality sewn and heat sealed inflatable safety and survival products for the aviation, marine, and military/government markets. Our capabilities include a wide variety of anti-exposure and anti-g suits, inflatable life rafts, inflatable life vests, inflation systems and other specialty textile-based military equipment all manufactured at our 85,000 sq. ft facility located in Trenton, NJ USA.