Twenty teams will compete in the penultimate stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour – the 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup – in Bermuda on October 21-26.
Leading from the top will be current Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT) number 1 skipper and 2006 Gold Cup winner Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar, the 2013 Gold Cup defending champion Francesco Bruni (ITA) Luna Rossa, and 2012 Gold Cup winner and defending Alpari World Match Racing Tour Champion Taylor Canfield (ISV) US One.
Canfield has the hot hand having scored two straight tour event wins over Williams, but Williams has five straight podium finishes this year. Bruni has been off the Tour since competing in the first two stages, busy with the Luna Rossa...(continued)
Bermuda International Invitational Race Week starts on May 3rd with registration and will continue until the evening of May 9th with prize giving. For the IODs racing will consist of 14 races in the Great Sound. This year we have 13 participants, 11 from overseas and 2 from Bermuda. Geographically, the participants are from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden and Bermuda.
The Regatta will be hotly contested as usual, as 3 former IOD Bermuda Race Week champions headline the list of competitors. The most recent race week winner is past champion from the Newport Shields fleet, and winner of the 2013 IOD North Americans, Dan Faria who is keen to get another Bermuda Race Week victory. Perennial competitor...(continued)