Match racing returns to Bermuda in 2019

Published on November 27th, 2018

Planning is underway for the 2019 Argo Group Gold Cup scheduled May 6-11 in Hamilton, Bermuda. With a $100,000 prize purse in the offing, invitations for the iconic match racing event were sent to 12 skippers based on their world ranking and past participation. The fleet will again compete in International One-Design (IOD) sloops on Hamilton Harbour.

The Argo Group Gold Cup was moved to May from its previously traditional October dates in 2018 and proved very successful so organizers decided to schedule the 2019 event for May as well.

In 2018, Taylor Canfield of the U.S. won the title a second time, having previously done so in 2012, and Lucy Macgregor of the U.K. placed fourth overall, the best finish ever by an all-women’s crew.

Canfield’s victory puts him in company with England’s Ben Ainslie, New Zealand’s Chris Dickson and Sweden’s Johnie Berntsson as two-time winners of the event. “This is one of the most prestigious monohull match race events in the world,” notes Canfield. “Always has been, always will be.”

The Argo Group Gold Cup is sponsored by the Argo Group, an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in areas of the property and casualty market.

Event details: https://argogroupgoldcup.com/

Source: Royal Bermuda Yacht Club

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