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Johnie Berntsson Wins Argo Group Gold Cup

Johnie Berntsson Wins Argo Group Gold Cup

[Written by Talbot Wilson] Johnie Berntsson [SWE] Stena Sailing Team has won the 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup and $50,000 of the $100,000 prize purse. Berntsson defeated Eric Monnin [SWI] Swiss Match Racing Team 3-1 in brilliant match racing conditions on Bermuda’s Hamilton Harbour. This is the second time the jovial Swede has won the cup, repeating his... Read more of this article

Spodsberg Wins RenaissanceRe Jr Gold Cup

Spodsberg Wins RenaissanceRe Jr Gold Cup

[Written by Laurie Fullerton] After three days of racing on the Great Sound, the fleet of 14 International sailors and 26 Bermudians met their final teacher – a tricky, shifty Hamilton harbour course the final challenge to the fleet. The sailors took it on and despite the difficult, light conditions, Denmark’s Christian Spodsberg finished today’s... Read more of this article

Williams Through To Semis, Still Undefeated

Williams Through To Semis, Still Undefeated

[Written by Talbot Wilson] The 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup Quarter Finals were completed Saturday morning and the Semi Finals, Petite Finals and Finals will all be sailed on Sunday. Ian Williams [GBR] GAC Pindar and Eric Monnin [SWI] Swiss Match Racing Team came through the quarters with 3-0 scores. Williams, the Alpari World Match Racing Tour leader at... Read more of this article

Day #3: Renaissance Re Jr Gold Cup Sailing

Day #3: Renaissance Re Jr Gold Cup Sailing

[Written by Laurie Fullerton] Searching for breeze and pressure on the race course was a game of snakes and ladders for young competitors at the Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup today. While grappling with the need for patience and consistency – two requirements for sailing well in light air – many sailors were tested during the third day of racing... Read more of this article

Bermuda Sailors Compete In Argentina

Bermuda Sailors Compete In Argentina

As predicted the 52nd Optimist World Championships in San Isidro, Argentina have produced challenging conditions. Bermuda sailor Tayte Stefaniuk is successfully managing the tricky conditions and has had an impressive first three days with 4 of his 6 races in the top 20, leaving him well positioned in 33rd overall for the second half of the regatta. Tayte... Read more of this article

Family Festival of Sail Set For October 26

Family Festival of Sail Set For October 26

Rescheduled for October 26, the sixth annual Family Festival of Sail will be held on the Finals Day of the Argo Gold Cup, in Barr’s Bay Park. This is a free and fun event that allows families to learn more about sailing and enjoy a day of festivities that celebrate boating, sailing, and the sea. A spokesperson said, “Next to the America’s... Read more of this article

Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup Continues

Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup Continues

[Written by Laurie Fullerton] Stamina and determination were key factors for the competitors racing in day two of the Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup today. The 14 international guests and 26 young Bermudians finished five races on Bermuda’s Great Sound. This is a test of endurance for any sailor especially young ones. The results keep Christian Spodsberg... Read more of this article

4 On 1 After First Flight Of Argo Gold Quarters

4 On 1 After First Flight Of Argo Gold Quarters

[Written by Talbot Wilson] One flight of the Quarter Finals was sailed Friday afternoon following the completion of the Qualifying Rounds and the selection of opponents and draw for boats. The Quarter Finals set Ian Williams against Marek Stanczyk, Taylor Canfield against Steffan Lindberg, Eric Monnin against Pierre Morvan, and an all Swedish pairing... Read more of this article

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup Gets Underway

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup Gets Underway

[Written by Laurie Fullerton ] First day jitters marked the start of the 12th annual Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup. Racing featured strong performances from a trio of nordics including Christian Spodsberg of Denmark now leading the race with three points, Mainio Ormio of Finland with 9 points and Kasper Nordenram of Sweden who is in the top 10. In... Read more of this article

Canfield, Williams First Into Argo Quarter Finals

Canfield, Williams First Into Argo Quarter Finals

[Written by Talbot Wilson] Taylor Canfield [ISV] US One, top seed in Group 2, is the first skipper to qualify for the Quarter Finals in the 2014 Argo Group Cup. Canfield lost his first match in Day 1 racing against Chris Poole [USA] Riptide Racing. Since then the #2 skipper on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour has sailed to seven straight points. He... Read more of this article


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