Tag: Argo Group Gold Cup

Tour Card Holders ‘All In’ for Argo Gold Cup

Tour Card Holders ‘All In’ for Argo Gold Cup

[Written by Talbot Wilson] The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and Argo Group issued 17 initial invitations for Bermuda’s 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup. All of the 8 Alpari World Match Racing Tour [Alpari WMRT] Card Holders have told Alpari Tour management that they will sail in Bermuda. Match racing for the King Edward XVII Gold Cup Trophy is scheduled to start... Read more of this article

2014 Argo Group Gold Cup Date Announced

2014 Argo Group Gold Cup Date Announced

[Written by Talbot Wilson] The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and Argo Group have set the dates for the 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup sailed for the King Edward VII Gold Cup Trophy and a $100,000 prize purse. The penultimate event of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour starts October 21st on Hamilton Harbour in Bermuda. Twenty teams will enter the fray. Only two... Read more of this article

Sailing Community Remembers Lord Wedgwood

Sailing Community Remembers Lord Wedgwood

[Written by Talbot Wilson and Bonnie L. Cook, Philadelphia Inquirer staff writer] Piers Wedgwood, a British lord and fifth-generation great-grandson of Josiah Wedgwood, creator of the distinctive blue and white pottery that embellishes tea tables and china collections, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, of cardiac failure at the Hospital of the University of... Read more of this article

Videos: 2013 Sailing Argo Group Gold Cup

Videos: 2013 Sailing Argo Group Gold Cup

Some of the top sailors from around the world converged on Bermuda to take part in the 2013 Argo Group Gold Cup. Italy’s Francesco Bruni sailed through the final race to win the King Edward VII Gold Cup and US$50,000 of the $100,000 prize purse. Sir Ben Ainslie from the UK placed second to claim the $20,000 prize money, while Taylor Canfield was... Read more of this article

Bruni Takes Ainslie To Win Argo Group Gold Cup

Bruni Takes Ainslie To Win Argo Group Gold Cup

[Written by Talbot Wilson and Laurie Fullerton] It was a battle of America’s Cup tacticians Sunday in Bermuda. In one of the most exciting finals in Argo Group Gold Cup history, Francesco Bruni (ITA) Luna Rossa put a stop to the comeback kid, Sir Ben Ainslie (GBR) BART/Argo Group. Bruni won the first two races and then Ainslie took two and looked... Read more of this article

Ainslie And Bruni Draw First Blood In Semi Finals

Ainslie And Bruni Draw First Blood In Semi Finals

[Written by Talbot Wilson and Laurie Fullerton] In the very light and shifty conditions, the Semi Finals were delayed after only one race in each match. Sir Ben Ainslie [GBR] BART/Argo Group defeated Adam Minoprio [NZL] Team Alpari FX in a runaway. Ainslie was masterful in picking his way through the shifts and taking the best of the puffs. The sole... Read more of this article

Argo Cup Semi Finals: Ainslie Will Race Minoprio

Argo Cup Semi Finals: Ainslie Will Race Minoprio

[Written by Talbot Wilson and Laurie Fullerton] As the top finisher in the Group 2 Stage 1 Qualifying round, Sir Ben Ainslie [GBR] BART/Argo Group, who had defeated Bjorn Hansen [SWE] eWork Sailing Team earlier Friday to qualify for the Semi Finals, was first to pick his opponent for the Semi Finals of the Argo Group Gold Cup. Ainslie saying, “its... Read more of this article

Photos/Report: Argo Gold Cup Action Continues

Photos/Report: Argo Gold Cup Action Continues

[Written by Talbot Wilson and Laurie Fullerton] Francesco Bruni [ITA] Luna Rossa and Ian Williams [GBR] Team GAC Pindar, both ended the Stage 1 Qualifying matches with 8-1 records in their groups. By rule, as the top seed in Group 2, Williams got first pick of the skipper he would race in the Quarter Finals. Williams surprised everyone by choosing... Read more of this article

Argo Gold Cup Qualifying: Williams Beats Ainslie

Argo Gold Cup Qualifying: Williams Beats Ainslie

[Written by Talbot Wilson] Ian Williams [GBR] Team GAC Pindar, Alpari World Match Racing Tour champion and current leader on the Tour, had another perfect day in Group 2 racing. He stands undefeated at 8-0. This morning in the first match of the day, Alpari World Match racing defending Champion and current Tour leader Williams defeated Sir Ben Ainslie... Read more of this article

Photo Slideshow: Argo Group Gold Cup Sailing

Photo Slideshow: Argo Group Gold Cup Sailing

Some of the top sailors from around the world have converged on Bermuda for this year’s Argo Group Gold Cup. With 20 teams entered this year, the fleet is divided into two groups of 10 teams. Skippers in each group are ranked and divided by Alpari World Match Racing Tour officials and the organizers at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. They are sailing... Read more of this article


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