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Argo CEO Watson Treats Children To Thrill Ride

Argo CEO Watson Treats Children To Thrill Ride

On Saturday [Oct 10] Argo Group CEO Mark E. Watson, III, took ten school children from around Bermuda for the ride of their young lives aboard an M32 catamaran. The children were from the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club’s sailing programmes with the public school system and home school group and included a mix of boys and girls. Argo Group CEO Mark Watson... Read more of this article

Photos & Results: Argo Group Gold Cup Finals

Photos & Results: Argo Group Gold Cup Finals

Adam Minoprio is a past match racing world champion [2009] but hasn’t sailed a regatta this year, however he made an emphatic statement in his return to the helm, winning the Argo Group Gold Cup on Sunday [Oct 11]. Minoprio’s BlackMatch team from New Zealand defeated Keith Swinton’s Black Swan Racing from Australia, 3-2, in the final of the 67th... Read more of this article

BlackMatch Racing Wins Argo Group Gold Cup

BlackMatch Racing Wins Argo Group Gold Cup

Adam Minoprio’s BlackMatch Racing has won the 67th annual Argo Group Gold Cup. The Kiwi crew defeated Keith Swinton’s Black Swan Racing from Australia, 3-2, in a dramatic final. With a southerly wind blowing around 10 knots the crews were racing the width of Hamilton Harbour. That placed the windward mark under the southern shore and in... Read more of this article

Argo Group Gold Cup Moves Into Semifinals

Argo Group Gold Cup Moves Into Semifinals

The semifinals of the $100,000 Argo Group Gold Cup features a past champion, a two-time runner-up, a 12-time entrant and a young gun aiming to upset the balance. Crews led by skippers Taylor Canfield, Adam Minoprio, Björn Hansen and Keith Swinton advanced to the next round of the regatta after surviving a light and patchy day on Hamilton Harbour where... Read more of this article

Swinton & Steele Into Gold Cup Quarter Finals

Swinton & Steele Into Gold Cup Quarter Finals

Keith Swinton’s Black Swan Racing from Australia and Chris Steele’s 36 Below Racing from New Zealand have advanced to the Quarterfinal Round at the 67th annual Argo Group Gold Cup. The two crews led the Repechage Round yesterday and then held on yesterday [Oct 9] through a long day of racing to advance to the next round. Swinton won the repechage... Read more of this article

Repechage Round Underway At Argo Gold Cup

Repechage Round Underway At Argo Gold Cup

With six of the eight quarterfinalists set at the $100,000 Argo Group Gold Cup, all eyes are on the Repechage Round to see which two crews will join the action slated for Friday. At the end of today Chris Steele’s 36 Below Racing from New Zealand and Keith Swinton’s Black Swan Racing from Australia have the edge. They’re each at 2-0 with two of... Read more of this article

Photos & Results: Argo Group Gold Cup Sailing

Photos & Results: Argo Group Gold Cup Sailing

The 67th annual Argo Group Gold Cup commenced today [Oct 7] with wind conditions that kept crews on their toes and will keep the repair crews up late tonight. The early leaders in the $100,000 match racing regatta, an event of the World Match Racing Tour, are Eric Monnin’s Swiss Match Race Team and Taylor Canfield’s USone. Monnin won three of his... Read more of this article

Williams vs Walker At Argo Group Gold Cup

Williams vs Walker At Argo Group Gold Cup

The seedings for the 67th annual Argo Group Gold Cup have been determined and racing for Group A is scheduled to begin tomorrow at 9 am [ADT]. The first match pits a skipper on top of his game, world No. 1 Ian Williams of Great Britain, against one who’s returning for the first time in three years, Bermudian ace Blythe Walker. The quirkiness of the... Read more of this article

Argo Group Gold Cup Schedule Unchanged

Argo Group Gold Cup Schedule Unchanged

Organizers for the Argo Group Gold Cup firmly stated today that racing for the 67th annual match racing regatta, an event of the World Match Racing Tour, will begin on Wednesday as scheduled. Hurricane Joaquin passed to the northwest of the island in the Atlantic Ocean yesterday, bringing strong winds and heavy rains. The eye of the hurricane was some... Read more of this article

Argo Gold Cup To Feature America’s Cup Flair

Argo Gold Cup To Feature America’s Cup Flair

America’s Cup sailors Dean Barker and Francesco Bruni join Royal Bermuda Yacht Club regular Blythe Walker in the lineup for the 67th annual Argo Group Gold Cup match racing regatta, scheduled Oct. 6-11. The Argo Group Gold Cup, an event of the World Match Racing Tour, enjoys preeminence among match racing regattas around the world. Year after year... Read more of this article

Argo Gold Cup Attracts World’s Best Racers

Argo Gold Cup Attracts World’s Best Racers

Argo Group Gold Cup reigning champion Johnie Berntsson has one message to his rivals: Be prepared for a repeat. Berntsson, the No. 10-ranked match race sailor in the world [based on the July 22, 2015, ISAF rankings], is among a stellar group of skippers who’ve confirmed their entry for the prestigious Argo Group Gold Cup, scheduled Oct. 6-11, and... Read more of this article

Bermuda Shines For Argo Group Gold Cup

Bermuda Shines For Argo Group Gold Cup

[Written by Talbot Wilson] Take time to remember. It was mid-October, one week before the brilliant Sunday Finals of the Argo Group Gold Cup and Bermuda was slammed by the second major storm in a week. Tropical Storm Fay — or was it Hurricane Fay by then — had hit Bermuda with a sneaky left jab only five days earlier. Category 3 hurricane Gonzalo... Read more of this article

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