sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Argo Group Gold Cup - Canfield to lead world’s top skippers
Argo Group Gold Cup - Canfield to lead world’s top skippers


'Taylor Canfield (USVI) with his USone crew led Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Stena Sailing Team'    © Talbot Wilson / Argo Group Gold Cup    Click Here to view large photo

In next week’s Argo Group Gold Cup, returning champion Taylor Canfield (ISV) Team USone will lead the world’s top 11 ISAF match race skippers. They will be joined by Adam Minoprio (NZL) Team Alpari FX, ranked third on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT), and unranked Sir Ben Ainslie (GBR) BART in their quest for the King Edward VII Trophy and $50,000 of the $100,000 prize purse.

Four more of the 20 skippers are ranked in the ISAF top 30. All eight of the Tour Cardholders will be racing in Bermuda, the penultimate stage fiveof the Tour.

Sailing in the 2011 Argo Group Gold Cup at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in Hamilton Bermuda -  © Talbot Wilson - Argo Group Gold Cup   Click Here to view large photo

Francesco Bruni (ITA) Luna Rosa also returns after an absence from match racing on the Tour. He is ranked 177 by ISAF, but has the potential to be in the money and has performed well in the classic IOD sailboats raced in Bermuda.

Ian Williams (GBR) and Adam Minoprio (NZ) at the the start of one of their matches -  © Talbot Wilson - Argo Group Gold Cup   Click Here to view large photo

Five of the 2013 Gold Cup skippers are returning champions. Canfield returns to defend his 2012 title. Ainslie won in 2009 and 2010. Jonnie Berntsson (SWE) Stena Sailing Team hoisted the Gold Cup in 2008, Mathieu Richard (FR) GEFCO Match Racing Team won in 2007 and Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar took the prize in 2006.

'The Argo Group Gold Cup is a great event on the AWMRT,' Canfield said in an interview earlier this year. 'It allows younger up and coming teams to get a taste of the tour and a chance to compete against the best in the world. Having sailed in three Argo Gold Cup's as a non tour card holder, we are really looking forward to return as a part of the AWMRT.'

'While the boats— classic, full-keeled IODs— are quite unique compared to boats in any other venue,' Canfield noted, 'the variety of sailing conditions and beautiful, but variable weather make this event one of the best in the world. Bermuda has been an incredible place to sail. I started in the RenRe Junior Gold Cup and now I’m going back to Bermuda as the defending champion… It’s a dream.'

With 20 teams entered this year, the fleet will be 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 will sail a qualifying round-robin series to determine who moves up the ladder towards the Sunday finals.

The Renaissance Re Jr Gold Cup is scheduled for Oct 10 – 12 in Bermuda’s Great Sound and concludes on the Hamilton Harbour Gold Cup course Sunday, Oct 13. With 13 international champions from 17 countries overall, the world’s best will compete in a regatta that includes some 40 Bermudians ranging in age from nine to 15. For more on the Jr Gold Cup, go to Gold Cup Website.

Day 2 racing in the Argo Group Gold Cup sailed out of the Royal Bermuda YC. Credit Talbot Wilson -  © Talbot Wilson - Argo Group Gold Cup   Click Here to view large photo




by Talbot wilson

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=115353

12:36 PM Thu 3 Oct 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

03 Oct 2013  Argo Group Gold Cup - Ben Ainslie sails after an America 's Cup win
18 May 2013  Argo Group Gold Cup - Top talent to battle in Bermuda






News - USA and the World

















































America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,


















Clipper Round The World Yacht Race fleet heads for London
Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi and Team Alvimedi head for England
Rio 2016 in the sights of ISAF Youth Worlds 420 sailors
Exciting new International Audi Melges 20 Ranking System now in play
FISU World University Match Racing Championships - GBR women win gold
2014 Seiko 49er and 49erFX European Championship - Day 2
Volvo Ocean Race teams Abu Dhabi and Alvimedica leave Newport, RI
Half Ton Classics Cup - Champagne conditions on Day 2 + Video
ABYC Fourth of July Regatta - Snipes join the action
Volvo Cork Week - Three bullets for ballistic catapult
Nacra 17 Europeans - Besson and Riou lead the overall standings
Formula 16 World Championship - Aussies claim title in Newport
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - The journey beckons
Clipper Round the World - London to provide emotional heroes welcome
ISAF Youth Worlds - Italians to lead RS:X fleet in Tavira
Vestas Sailrocket 3 - Over the Horizon
Foiling Week - Italian Moth Championship - Final results
NYYC Race Week - Yachting history on display
Rescued sailors reach shore after dramatic ocean rescue
Half Ton Classics Cup: Swuzzlebubble out front on Day 1 + Video
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Yachting history on display   
Volvo Cork Week - Thrilling conditions welcome international fleet   
Nacra 17 Europeans: Success for Italy's Bissaro and Sicouri   
America's Cup: 2017 venue short-list reduced to two Cities   
Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall   
49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends   
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran   
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner   
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature   
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm   
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos   
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results   
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1   
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams   
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT