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Stars Returning For Argo Group Gold Cup

Stars Returning For Argo Group Gold Cup

[Written by Laurie Fullerton] For match race sailors, the coveted King Edward VII Gold Cup Trophy, awarded to the winner of the Argo Group Gold Cup, is a golden road to one of sailing’s holy grails, the America’s Cup. The legacy of this event has its unique rewards as we witness the return this year of Sir Ben Ainslie. He’ll join four other previous... Read more of this article

Sailing: Chase Cooper Wins Dick Kempe Trophy

Sailing: Chase Cooper Wins Dick Kempe Trophy

[Written by Laurie Fullerton] Bermuda’s young sailor Chase Cooper won the first ever Dick Kempe Award as the top Bermuda sailor in the Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup sailed October 4-7 on Bermuda’s Great Sound and Hamilton Harbour. Cooper finished seventh overall out of 39 entries, 16 from 15 countries and the remaining 23 from Bermuda. The Renaissance... Read more of this article

Ireland’s Elmes Wins RenRe Junior Gold Cup

Ireland’s Elmes Wins RenRe Junior Gold Cup

[Written by Laurie Fullerton] Hamilton harbor set the stage for the final race of the Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup today [Oct 7]. Swiss sailor Damian Suri besting the fleet of 38 international and Bermuda sailors to win the 10th anniversary Renaissance Re trophy for his first place finish today. Suri had a fantastic race in front of a huge spectator... Read more of this article

RenRe Junior Gold Cup Down To The Wire

RenRe Junior Gold Cup Down To The Wire

[Written by Laurie Fullerton] For Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup sailor Douglas Elmes of Ireland, it all comes down to the last race as he is leading the regatta with 35 points over Tomas di Luciano of Argentina with 41 points. This is the first time Ireland has been to the Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup and both Elmes and di Luciano have emerged as... Read more of this article

Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup Continues

Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup Continues

[Written by Laurie Fullerton] The Great Sound saw some strategic racing today amongst the 38 strong fleet competing in the Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup with current leader Douglas Elmes of Ireland picking the correct shift consistently and finishing the day in the number one spot. Elmes who has a total of 16 points after seven races (with one drop)... Read more of this article

Stage Set At RenRe Junior Gold Cup

Stage Set At RenRe Junior Gold Cup

[Written by Laurie Fullerton] Thomas di Luciano of Argentina – who is in first place with 10 points after one day of racing in the 10th annual Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup, had a great start to this Optimist Class Championship of Champions. “Each race got better and better for me,” he said. “At first, I was adapting to conditions, but... Read more of this article

High Stakes, Old & New Faces At Argo Cup

High Stakes, Old & New Faces At Argo Cup

[Written by Laurie Fullerton] The stakes are high at this year’s Argo Group Gold Cup with 20 teams from around the world spending Monday training on Hamilton Harbour before competing in a gruelling round robin of qualifying matches that start Tuesday morning. Racing ends with the Argo Group Gold Cup finals on Sunday, Oct. 7. It’s the seventh... Read more of this article

International Opti Sailors Head For Bermuda

International Opti Sailors Head For Bermuda

[Written by Laurie Fullerton] The Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup beginning Oct. 4 will bring 16 international guest skippers— 13 are national champions— to compete against Bermuda’s top Opti sailors in what is truly a championship of champion’s event that showcases the world’s best young sailing talent. Now celebrating its 10th year, this... Read more of this article

Wade Waddell Wins RenRe Jr Cup

Wade Waddell Wins RenRe Jr Cup

[Written by Laurie Fullerton] The RenRe Junior Gold Cup wrapped up Sunday afternoon [Oct.9] as a true champion of champions event. The world’s best young sailors met each other for some premiere Opti sailing with 11 national champions facing off from 17 countries, including 22 Bermudian sailors. Taking home the Junior Gold Cup this year is American... Read more of this article

Waddell Pleased To Be In First

Waddell Pleased To Be In First

[Written by Laurie Fullerton] American Wade Waddell remains in first place after two days of racing. His steady finishes at the top of the fleet have given him a six-point lead over the competition. With two bullets Thursday [Oct.6], and two seconds, a third and a fifth place, he says he struggled with the wind shifts and keeping his boat flat. With... Read more of this article

Day #1: RenRe Junior Gold Cup

Day #1: RenRe Junior Gold Cup

[Written by Laurie Fullerton] Day one of the RenRe Junior Gold Cup started with winds gusting to nearly 30 knots in the Great Sound favoring the heavier sailors on the course. The winds were so strong and variable that the 38-strong fleet of sailors were only able to complete two full races today putting 14-year old American Wade Waddell in first place... Read more of this article

Champions Meet Champions in Jr Gold Cup

Champions Meet Champions in Jr Gold Cup

[Written by Laurie Fullerton] The world’s best young Opti sailors, ages 11 to 15, set out in Bermuda’s Hamilton harbor for a first practice race before the start of the RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup on Thursday. Meeting each other on the water and on the docks for the first time today, these youngsters come from all corners of the world – from... Read more of this article

Upcoming: Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup

Upcoming: Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup

[Written by Laurie Fullerton] The Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup is now set for October 6-9 and will cap off the sailing season for young Optimist sailors in Bermuda by giving them a shot at competing against the world’s best. Fifteen countries in addition to Bermuda will have youngsters in the competition sailed in Bermuda’s Great Sound and Hamilton... Read more of this article