Photos: Bermuda Gold Cup & Open Match Racing

November 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Skipper Taylor Canfield and Team Stars+Stripes – Mike Buckley, Victor Diaz de Leon, Mike Menninger, and Eric Shampain – won the 70th Bermuda Gold Cup and 2020 Open Match Racing World Championship with a penalty-marred victory over Ian Williams’s Team GAC Pindar.

Ian Williams and Taylor Canfield met for the championship. Canfield would lift the trophy after defeating Williams in the final, Canfield would win the first race, before winning the second, Williams would win the third race before Canfield closed out the match with a win in the fourth race.

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Williams finished off his Semi-Final series against Jeppe Borch, 3-0, after scoring a come-from-behind win in Flight 3. Borch led around the first lap but Williams got to the right on the second upwind leg and crossed Borch on starboard about halfway of the way up the leg. He then held on for a close win to advance.

Canfield had a much harder time closing out Phil Robertson in the other Semi-Final match. Leading 2-0, Robertson won Flights 3 and 4 to even the series up, Canfield earned penalties in both matches that had a direct outcome on the results.

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