13 October 2013

Argo Group Gold Cup Day 5 in Bermuda (video)


Argo Group Gold Cup Day 5 (Saturday) action in Bermuda (Oct 8-13)

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/

Sir Ben Ainslie and Francesco Bruni draw First Blood in Semis: "In the very light and shifty conditions, the Semi Finals were delayed after only one race in each match. Sir Ben Ainslie (GBR) BART/Argo Group defeated Adam Minoprio (NZL) Team Alpari FX in a runaway. Ainslie was masterful in picking his way through the shifts and taking the best of the puffs. The sole race between Argo Group Gold Cup defending champion Taylor Canfield (ISV) USone and Francesco Bruni (ITA) Luna Rossa went to Bruni by maybe a bow roller. In the three-lap puff hopper, the lead changed on wind shifts, penalties. Then with Canfield in the lead approaching the final windward mark on starboard, he had a windless mark rounding and a slower spinnaker set. . . ."

WMRT - News: "Bermuda (12th October 2013): English conditions prevailed on Hamilton Harbour today as a trough passed over Bermuda bringing with it ultra-light winds and drizzly rain for the Semi Final round of the Argo Group Gold Cup, the penultimate round of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Matters were made no easier for the Race Committee when in the middle of proceedings, the wind turned inside out and there was a 180° wind shift. As a result only the first flight of Semi Finals racing was sailed."

Sailing - Thompson ready for worlds as he impresses in France
Yahoo Eurosport UK
He arrived in La Rochelle having finished fourth at the European Championships in August and third at the test event for next year's ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander last month. After four races at the fifth and final EUROSAF Champions ...

LAKE MURRAY SC: Sailboat ‘Super Bowl’ coming to Lake Murray | Local News | The State"The series of races Oct. 25-27 is the “Super Bowl” of the sport, said Jan Jernigan of Lexington, chief organizer for the event. “This is a contest to see who is the best of the best.” It’s the first time the 37-year-old regatta — officially known as the Championship of Champions — has been held at Lake Murray, brought in by the Columbia Sailing Club. . . ."

Sag Harbor Sailing News
The Sag Harbor Express
Steve Kenny and Greg Ames sailed Gossip to a win in the second-to-last race of the Breakwater Yacht Club's fall Wednesday night sailing series on October 2, finishing with a corrected time of 47 minutes and 25 seconds. Light wind prompted the race ...

Sailing academy leaves Portland
Dorset Echo
The company is based at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), where it runs the popular 'sail for a fiver' programme. Thousands of schoolchildren have learned to sail using the small dinghies under the supervision of experienced ...

Cornwall sailing legend Sir Ben Ainslie's new love interest is Declan Donnelly ...
This is Cornwall
TV presenter Georgie Thompson has announced her romance with Cornwall's sailing star Sir Ben Ainslie, according to the Daily Mail. The stunning 36-year-old presenter let the relationship slip during filming of the American sports talk show Crowd Goes ...

Victorious America's Cup skipper Jimmy Spithill discusses epic race in ...
Baltimore Sun
"I didn't want to let it go," Spithill recalled Friday, during a public interview with Annapolis-based sailing legend Gary Jobson before a packed ballroom at the Annapolis Marriott as part of Sailing World magazine's seminar series at the U.S Sailboat ...

Capt. Richard Phillips still sailing seas after 2009 pirate attack
Globalnews.ca
“In spite of the notices and warnings, Defendants, through their officers, employees, and/or agents, made the decision to sail and did sail MAERSK ALABAMA within approximately 250 miles (402 kilometres) off of the coast of Somalia,” the document stated ...

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