11 October 2013

Argo Group Gold Cup, Day 4 Action video


Argo Group Gold Cup Day 4 action video from Bermuda

Argo Group Gold Cup - 2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour - Results:
http://www.wmrt.com/component/wmrt/event_results/90.html
and http://www.bermudagoldcup.com/

News: "BERMUDA, Oct 11, 2013 - As the top finisher in the Group 2 Stage 1 Qualifying round, Sir Ben Ainslie (GBR) BART/Argo Group, who had defeated Bjorn Hansen (SWE) eWork Sailing Team earlier Friday to qualify for the Semi Finals, was first to pick his opponent for the Semi Finals of the Argo Group Gold Cup. Ainslie saying, "its not a nice lineup to pick from, but I choose to race Adam Minoprio." Minoprio (NZL) Team Alpari FX replied, "We look forward to racing Ben. We sailed against him in the semis two years and missed. We hope to do better.". . ."

WMRT - Ian Williams hits the bricks: "Bermuda (11th October 2013): It was another tense day on Hamilton Harbour where the first-to-three Quarter Final matches of the Argo Group Gold Cup, the penultimate event of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour were being played out. With the wind having veered into the southwest, racing took place under a scorching sun in a shifty 7-10 knots of breeze. Francesco Bruni’s Luna Rossa team was the only one to go through 3-0, taking Phil Robertson’s WAKA Racing out of the competition. Sir Ben Ainslie’s Argo Group-backed team and Taylor Canfield’s USone both won their matches 3-1, respectively against Bjorn Hansen’s eWork Sailing Team and Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar. The only pairing to go the full nine yards was the Antipodean dust-up between Kiwi Adam Minoprio’s Team Alpari FX and Australian Keith Swinton’s Black Swan Racing, with Minoprio scraping through. . . ."

Sailing down under: Travel tips from Emirates Team New Zealand
Boston.com (blog)
San Francisco recently played host to the world's most prestigious sailing competition, the 34th America's Cup. Before the teams set sail on one of their most challenging rides of the year, I sat down with a few of the Emirates Team New Zealand members ...

Sailing through life's challenges
San Diego Community Newspaper Group
Ryan Porteous (right) and Cindy Walker sail a Skud 18 at the U.S. Sailing Team sperry top-sider team qualifier regatta in Newport, R.I. in June. Porteous and Walker hope to compete in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. Courtesy of U.S. Sailing.

SAILING: Lechlade's Williamson impresses at South West event
Swindon Advertiser
LECHLADE-BASED sailor Rosie Williamson competed amongst 180 Olympic hopefuls and won her class at the RYA South West Zone Championship at Olympic venue of the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. Williamson, 14, who sails at ...

Sailing: Still reasons for concern as problems persist
Irish Times
According to the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) larger clubs have lost 30 per cent of their members over the last five years, resulting in a combined drop in ISA club memberships of 24 per cent. It's a telling statistic made worse by the fact that ...

SAILING: Speed kings in Weymouth bid
Dorset Echo
Held annually since 1972, the event challenges sailors of any wind-powered craft to sail as fast as they can over a distance of 500m, with their speed recorded as the average speed over that distance. It is hoped the sheltered, flat waters of Portland ...

MURRIETA: Couple sails around the world
Press-Enterprise
Some dream about giving it all up and sailing around the world. Ken and Margaret Crabill, of Murrieta, did just that, traveling 44,000 miles and visiting 48 countries as theysailed around the world for 16 years. It all began in the 1960s when the ...

Weymouth and Portland sailing school at Olympic centre to close
BBC News
A sailing school based at the Dorset centre which hosted the London 2012 sailingevents is to shut. SailLaser at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) will close at the end of December. A statement from LaserPerformance, the ...

World title holders to sail at Oceanbridge Sail Auckland
Voxy
The entry list for 2014 Oceanbridge Sail Auckland will feature at least three reigning Olympic class world champions giving local and international sailors the opportunity to rub shoulders with, and compete against the world's best. After an incredible ...

Around the sailing clubs, Friday, October 11, 2013
Isle of Wight County Press
GURNARD SC - LIGHT weather greeted the 15 sailors taking part in the club’s Laser regatta last Saturday. There was plenty of tight racing, private battles, and close finishes, with a quick turn around to keep everybody busy. Jane Peckham struggled in the very light, having to watch both older and wiser, and also younger helms get the puffs. As the breeze trickled in, Jane came good, winning the last three races to take first overall by a point, and the trophy. The old hands of Martin Bean (second) and Steve Cole (fourth) were always in evidence . . . ."

Closing ceremony of sailing regatta in Chennai
Times of India
It was a blend of beautiful damsels and handsome hunks at the closing ceremony of sailing regatta that the city witnessed. Sahithya was seen in a stunning short cream and blue dress, while and Leena sported a pink salwar suit. Claudie, Laura and Stefan ...

America's Cup: More Unspectacular Economic Indicators Ahoy
SF Weekly (blog)
As the America's Cup recedes into the distance, rose-tinted memories of a spectacular yachting comeback may displace the years of acrimony, unmet promises, and manipulation marking the event's three-year gestation....

America's Cup: Coutts on the last Cup and the next
Sail World
Oracle Team USA's remarkable come-from-behind victory, against Emirates Team New Zealand, in the America's Cup last week marked the fifth time New Zealander Russell Coutts has been part of a Cup winning team. The 51-year old, a legendary name in ...

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