[Updated] The 2012 Argo Group Gold Cup organisers are providing live streaming video of the action from Hamilton Harbour.
Racing is underway this afternoon [Oct 6], with Taylor Canfield [ISV] competing against Johnie Berntsson [SWE] in the Finals. The winner gets $50,000, and second place gets $20,000.
Update 3.34pm: Stream removed, Taylor Canfield has won. Full report to come later…
Update 7.00pm: US Virgin Islander Taylor Canfield took a 3-0 victory over Johnie Berntsson. Canfield Racing joins a list of previous winners including Russell Coutts (7), Peter Gilmour (3) and Ben Ainslie (2), who each have their names etched on the side of the historic King Edward VII Gold Cup.
As a non-Tour Card Holder, Canfield is now looking to appear more regularly at the top table of match racing in the coming years. He said: “This is the most prestigious event we’ve ever won and to join names like Russell Coutts on the trophy with seven wins, I guess that’s a good goal for us to try and aim at in the next few years.
“Winning a Tour event has always been a dream so this means a tonne to me and the crew, who did so well every day. We’ve put a lot of time and money into getting to this stage and for a young team, this is a great reward.
“We have big aspirations and the next step after this is to see if we can get a place at the Monsoon Cup in December. Looking ahead, we’ll put an application together for a Tour Card next season so that we can start racing these top guys more regularly and some of this prize money will go towards preparing for our Tour application.”
Update 7.57pm: Slideshow below of today’s sailing:
- Williams & Hansen Top Seeds In Gold Cup
- Sailing: Mirsky Wins Argo Gold Cup
- Sailing: Mirsky & Berntsson Into Finals
- Day #3: Argo Gold Cup Racing
- Day #2: Argo Group Gold Cup
- Day #1: Argo Group Gold Cup
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