14 October 2013

Italy's Francesco Bruni wins Argo Group Gold Cup, Alpari World Match Racing Tour at Bermuda

Bermuda at it's best: "Oct 9, 2013 The Hon. George Fergusson explains what sailing means to the Island of Bermuda and its unique history with the Argo Group Gold Cup, an official stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour." Host club: Royal Bermuda Yacht Club; Location: Hamilton, Bermuda; Date: 07 - 13 Oct, 2013; Boat: International One Design.

Francesco Bruni takes Ainslie 3-2 to Win Argo Group Gold Cup: "Hamilton BERMUDA, Oct 13, 2013 – It was a battle of America's Cup tacticians Sunday in Bermuda. In one of the most exciting finals in Argo Group Gold Cup history, Francesco Bruni (ITA) Luna Rossa put a stop to the comeback kid, Sir Ben Ainslie (GBR) BART/Argo Group. Bruni won the first two races and then Ainslie took two and looked like he was going to add a Gold Cup comeback to his America's Cup record. Bruini would have nothing of that and sailed flawlessly in the final race to win the King Edward VII Gold Cup and US$50,000 of the $100,000 prize purse . . ."

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

WMRT - Bruni brings it home for Italy: "Italy's Francesco Bruni wins the Alpari World Match Racing Tour Team at the Argo Group Gold Cup, Bermuda, the penultimate round of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. They beat Ben Ainslie Racing Team by 3 points to 2. Bermuda (13th October 2013): Two past titans of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour came head to head on Bermuda’s Hamilton Harbour in today’s final of the 2013 Argo Group Gold Cup. The assembled spectators watching from the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and the massive fleet of craft parked by the race course were treated to a display of match racing at its best when the Luna Rossa crew, led by Francesco Bruni (2nd on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour in 2011) and Ben Ainslie’s Argo Group-backed crew (1st in 2010) lined up in one of the most tense Finals seen on the Tour this year. . . ." (read more at link above)

Barcolana regatta: Hundreds of yachts take to the sea off coast of Italy | Mail Online: Barcelona International Sailing Race - "Around 2,000 boats and 100,000 people took part in this year's regatta The race started as a local competition between 51 boats in 1969 It is now the most crowded sailing event in the Mediterranean and one of the busiest in the world" (read more at link above/also photos at link)

Even with inclement weather, U.S. Sailboat Show draws a crowd in Annapolis - baltimoresun.com: " . . . "This show is amazing," Schmidtt, 35, said as potential customers looked at his stock of Mercury Marine inflatable boats. "I've been to 22 shows this year, and this is by far the most crowded. You could go to an indoor show in New York City on a [rainy] day like today, and it would be empty. Here, there's rain and wind, and it's packed." Paul Jacobs, the show's longtime general manager, said the sailing industry that the recession nearly sunk in 2007 is slowly, and finally, starting to turn around. . . ."

Sailing to victory: Krueger, crew take high-performance title
Reno Gazette Journal
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SAILING: Hollowell pair Holman and King star as Northants claim national glory
Daventry Express
Northants claimed glory in the National School Sailing Association Single Handed Team Racing Championships at Hollowell Sailing Club at the weekend. Two Hollowell sailors in the shape of Arran Holman and Izzy King were part of the three-strong County ...

Sailing Navigation Safety - What is 'Safe Speed'?
Sail World
Navigation Rule 9 cautions sailing vessels or vessels less than 20 meters (65.6 feet) not to block or hamper boats or ships in narrow channels or waterways. Just another good reason to 'stay clear to stay safe'. 3. Your Vessel's Ability to Maneuver ...

Arrindell awarded for outstanding sailing
Trinidad & Tobago Express
Young sailor Kelly-Ann Arrindell was presented with an Outstanding Achievement Award by the Trinidad and Tobago Sailing Association (TTSA) last weekend after a string of strong performances on the water. Arrindell was 23rd recently at the North ...

WC Sailing Finishes 9th at Hobart/William Smith, 17th at Moody Trophy
GENEVA, N.Y. -- The Washington College sailing team finished ninth of 12 schools at the Hobart/William Smith Fall Intersectional and 17th of 17 schools at the Moody Trophy, hosted by the University of Rhode Island, this weekend. At the Hobart/William ...

Kosinska claims silver medal
New Zealand windsurfer Natalia Kosinska took second place at the Semaine Olympique Francaise Regatta for Olympic class sailors in La Rochelle, France. She was New Zealand's only competitor in the event and claimed second when passing France's ...

Nick Craig and Alan Roberts win 2013 Endeavour Championship
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Although Craig confesses he is no fan of light airs, he and Roberts managed to pull off a fine display of tactical, light wind sailing yesterday. Today, they did it again, but this time the weather couldn't have been more perfect for the champions ...

RS Sailors at Blessington for Inland Champs
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Yachting: Cup dreams on horizon
New Zealand Herald
If their successful habits continue, suitors will presumably seek to lock them into contracts for the next America's Cup. Burling has had a tiller in his hand the majority of his life. He was selected to race the 470 in Beijing aged 17; the youngest ...

Alan Bond's Americas Cup runneth over
WA today
Following the opening ceremony and the unveiling of the mast there was a VIP lunch with Australia II crew members and an America's Cup memorabilia display which included some rare pieces and a replica of the Americas Cup. Advertisement ...

America's Cup 2013 pictures: Oracle Team USA level with Emirates Team NZ
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