Newport Bermuda Race

The Newport Bermuda Race

The 2014 Newport Bermuda Race is in full swing and here are the latest results:

  • Westray, a Concordia yawl in Class I and the St. David’s Lighthouse Division is 7.3 miles from the finish line off St. David’s Lighthouse. All the other 163 starters have finished or retired from the race.
  • Shockwave, skippered by George Sakellaris of Framingham, MA, crossed the finish line at 6:34 on Monday. Shockwave can be confirmed as the class 9 and division winner, taking home his second Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Trophy in a row.
  • Hap Fauth’s Bella Mente and Alex Schaerer’s Caol Ila are second and third in the class and division.

For the St. David’s Lighthouse Division corrected time honors, the Hinckley B40 Actaea came out as winner. Actaea is a modified Bermuda 40 cruising yawl owned by Michael Cone of Philadelphia, PA.


Virgin Islander Taylor Canfield takes lead in Alpari World Match Racing Tour

Taylor Canfield (ISV) USone defeated Adam Minoprio (NZL) Team Alpari FX in the petite finals of the Argo Group Gold Cup sailed at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in Hamilton, Bermuda.©Talbot Wilson

At the end of the Argo Group Gold Cup which concluded in Bermuda on Sunday (October 13), Virgin Islander Taylor Canfield (USone) took the lead in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour but failed to keep last year’s title and the King Edward VII Gold Cup after placing third in the this year’s event.

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Argo Group Gold Cup Stage 1 Qualifying Groups; USVI’s Canfield to defend title

Ben Ainslie leading Ian Williams in the 2010 ARGO Group Gold Cup.

The Argo Group Gold Cup announced today the 10-team Groups for the qualifying Round Robin of this match racing event in Bermuda.  The Argo Group Gold Cup is the penultimate fifth stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, and runs from October 8th with Finals scheduled for October 13th.

Taylor Canfield, originally hailing from St Thomas, sailing for USone, the reigning Gold Cup champion, and #1 in the ISAF Open Rankings leads Group 1. Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar, #2 by ISAF, current leader on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour heads up Group 2. Both are past King Edward VII Gold Cup winners.

The unranked ‘wildcard’ Sir Ben Ainslie (GBR) Ben Ainslie Racing Team (BART), sponsored by Argo Group— a two-time winner of the Gold Cup, five time Olympic medalist and 2013 America’s Cup winner— fell into Group 2 with countryman Williams. Mathieu Richard (FRA) GEFCO Match Racing Team, another previous Gold Cup winner, also landed in Group 2. [Read more…]