Minoprio is Back

Published on October 4th, 2012

Hamilton, Bermuda (October 3, 2012) – Former Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT) Champion, Adam Minoprio, went unbeaten on the second day of racing at the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda, an event he finished second at in 2008 and 2009. Now he is hoping to finish with a clean sweep on Thursday to secure the first pick of Quarter Final opponents.

Minoprio (NZL) Argo Group BlackMatch won the Tour in 2009, becoming the youngest ever skipper to do so, aged just 24. Having spent some time away from match racing, sailing in the Volvo Ocean Race, he returned to the premier international series at the recent Match Race France and now feels that he is starting to get back in tune with the standard needed to compete at the highest level.

“In the two years we’ve been out the game has changed and the level has built so last week at Match Race France with the conditions there, it was extremely tough,” said Minoprio. “This week we’ve had some beautifully light air conditions and the IOD’s with their long keels put a lot on the match racing tactics.”

The Kiwi is on top of Qualifying Group 2 with a 5-1 record, while Taylor Canfield (ISV) Canfield Racing continued his momentum on the other side of the draw, establishing a 6-0 record to be on top of Group 1. Qualifying will continue Thursday, with the top four teams in each group advancing to the Quarter Finals. — See the full report …

KIDS ARE BACK: The Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup begins Thursday, which will see 16 elite international competitors from 15 countries along with 22 Bermudians battling in Optimists on the Great Sound. The event is now celebrating its 10th year, with past participants Lance Fraser of Bermuda, Taylor Canfield of the USVI and Nicolai Sehested now competing as adults in the Argo Group Gold Cup for some of the $100,000 in prize money and a spot for their name on the King Edward VII Gold Cup. — Read the full story …

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