Three days of amazing racing at Newport Harbour in sunny California. Using the 2K format for the first time 20 teams from the USA, Italy, Canada and the UK competed for this prestigious trophy. At the end of Day 1 it was the hosts and West Kirby (GBR) who headed the rankings, but by the end of day 2 the US teams new to the format were well on the pace.. placing 8 teams in very close competition for the medals.

The hosts Newport Harbour Thunder who had dominated the first two days losing just a single race then went on to meet West Kirby in the first of the semi finals… losing the first race, they stormed back to win the next two. Then to the finals against St Francis Yacht Club Blue. Three decisive wins by Thunder gave them the day and the Baldwin Cup.

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