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Argo Group Gold Cup - Johnie Berntsson to compete

'Torvar Mirsky (AUS) defeated former Argo Group Gold Cup winner Johnie Berntsson (SWE) in the 2011 WMRT event. Mirsky became the first Australian skipper to win the $100,000 Argo Group Gold Cup hosted by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in nearly a decade after beating Berntsson in the best-of-five final. Berntsson will return in 2012 and Mirsky has been invited to defend his title but has yet to accept - Argo Group Gold Cup 2012'    ©Charles Anderson/RBYC

Argo Group Gold Cup 2012, the eighth and penultimate stage of the World Match Racing Tour, will be held from 2nd to 7th October in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Past King Edward VII Gold Cup winner Johnie Berntsson has accepted an invitation to compete in October’s Argo Group Gold Cup, The Royal Gazette can reveal. The Swede, who triumphantly raised the oldest match racing trophy for one-design yachts in 2008, is among the first skippers to have accepted invitations to compete in this year’s Alpari World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) sanctioned regatta.

Berntsson’s compatriot and fellow WMRT Tour Card Holder Bjorn Hansen has also accepted an invitation to participate in this year’s Argo Group Gold Cup, as has non-WMRT Tour Card Holder Eric Monnin.

Berntsson finished runner up behind Torvar Mirsky after losing 3-2 to the Australian in last year’s Gold Cup final that went right down to the wire in Hamilton Harbour. Last year saw Mirksy become the first Australian skipper to win the $100,000 Argo Group Gold Cup in nearly a decade after beating Berntsson in the best-of-five final.

Mirsky has not been included in this year’s WMRT list of Tour Card Holders but has been invited to return to defend his title along with fellow past Gold Cup winners and non-Tour Card Holders Ben Ainslie (England) and Mathieu Richard (France). Richard won the Gold Cup in 2007 while Ainslie had back-to-back wins in 2009 and 2010.

Argo Group Gold Cup hosts, Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (RBYC), issued invitations for this year’s event last week.

All current WMRT Card Holders were granted automatic invites to compete in the 62nd staging of match racing for the King Edward VII Gold Cup. An additional 13 invitations were sent out to a selection of top sailors in the ISAF Match Race ‘Open’ Rankings, past Gold Cup participants and up-and-coming skippers on the match racing scene.

Three slots for the Argo Group Gold Cup are to be selected from qualifying events such as the Knickerbocker Cup and the Detroit Cup in the United States and the Bermuda National Match Race Championship.

The deadline for acceptance by the initial group consisting of WMRT Card Holders expires May 14. All WMRT Tour Card Holder’s entry in the event will not be guaranteed following this date as the Gold Cup selection committee will consider additional ranked skippers and other applicants to fill all available slots.

This year’s list of WMRT Tour Card Holders includes England’s Ian Williams, Italy’s Simone Ferrarese, Australia’s Peter Gilmour and Keith Swinton, New Zealand’s Laurie Jury and Phil Robertson, France’s Pierre-Antoine Morvan and Sweden’s Berntsson and Hansen.

Williams, who is also a past King Edward VII Gold Cup winner, is the reigning WMRT champion.

The International One Design (IOD) classic racing sloop is the class designated for Gold Cup racing.

Past King Edward VII Gold Cup winner Johnie Berntsson (SWE) is among the first WMRT Tour Card Holders to accept an invite to participate in this year’s Argo Group Gold Cup. Berntsson (SWE) defeated Adam Minoprio (NZL) in 2008 to win King Edward VII Gold Cup in Stage 8 of the World Match Racing Tour - Argo Group Gold Cup 2012 -  Talbot Wilson - Copyright  

http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20120503/SPORT03/705039999


by Colin Thompson, The Royal Gazette

  

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