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The Argo Group Gold Cup, October 21-26, 2014, stands as the penultimate event of the seven-stage Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Twenty of the world’s best match racing teams compete to have their name added to the list of winners engraved on The King Edward VII Trophy, and to take home half of the $100,000 prize purse while winning points toward the ISAF Match Racing World Championship.
The Argo Group Gold Cup, sailed in International One Design sloops in the amphitheater of Hamilton Harbour, stands as one of the premier sailing events in the world.
October is a perfect month to visit Bermuda. The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, your Argo Group Gold Cup host, invite you to come to Bermuda for the 64th presentation of the King Edward VII Gold Cup.
Hamilton Bermuda, September 109, 2014 – America’s Cup TV commentator Tucker Thompson will be in Bermuda this October to provide color commentary for the 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup. Sailing for the 64th match for the King Edward VII Gold Cup Trophy will begin on October 21 in Hamilton Harbor. Thompson will join Scott Dickson on on Friday to cover the Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and conclude with the Finals on Sunday October 26.
Thompson was part of the team that brought the historic America’s Cup 34 event to life for millions of international TV viewers. He is a professional sailing TV and video host, producer, racing sailor, performance sailing coach and writer from Annapolis, MD.
Thompson commented on his return to Bermuda for the 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup.
“Last year I was one of the live announcers for the America’s Cup and the host of the Half-Time Show for the worldwide TV feed and NBC SportsNet coverage of the Cup in the US. I worked alongside my good friend Andy Green with whom I started my professional sailing and ultimately America’s Cup TV career 18 years ago at The Bermuda Gold Cup.
Artemis Racing has entered the 2014 Argo Group Cup. It will be a first for America’s Cup 35 helmsman Nathan Outteridge. He will sail with team manager Iain Percy — main and tactics, and with teammates Iain Jensen and Christian Kamp.
Percy and Kamp previously crewed with Sir Ben Ainslie and lost in the 2013 finals to Francesco Bruni, (ITA) of Team Luna Rossa, now skipper of the Italian America’s Cup Team. Bruni won 17 out of 20 races in 2013 to put his name on the King Edward VII Gold Cup. He will return to defend his title.
By Colin Thompson, the Royal Gazette
Bermuda will once again be represented by two teams in the Argo Group Gold Cup in October in Hamilton Harbour.
Gold Cup organisers confirmed yesterday that local helmsman Lance Fraser has accepted an invitation to compete in the event sanctioned by the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT).
Fraser was invited to take part in the Gold Cup as a result of being the top-ranked match-race sailor in Bermuda and 57th in the world, according to the latest ISAF rankings.
Somers Kempe, the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club commodore, found himself in the awkward position of sending an invite to himself to compete in the Argo Group Gold Cup in October. Along with crew Adam Barboza, Will Thompson and Paul Wring, Kempe clinched the 2014 National Match Racing title in the classic International One Design sloop in Hamilton Harbour at the weekend to secure the sole spot up for grabs in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour-sanctioned event.
Kempe did so convincingly, by winning all of his round-robin matches before beating Patrick Cooper 2-0 in the best-of-three final in favourable conditions.
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