Please select your home edition
Edition
Zhik 2018 Yacht 728x90

Invitations issued for 2019 Argo Group Gold Cup

by Royal Bermuda Yacht Club 28 Nov 2018 06:15 UTC 6-11 May 2019
2018 Argo Group Gold Cup day 4 © Charles Anderson / RBYC

The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club announces that invitations for the 2019 Argo Group Gold Cup were issued today for the match racing regatta scheduled May 6-11, 2019, with a $100,000 prize purse in the offing. The Argo Group Gold Cup is sponsored by Argo Group, an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance.

Invitations for the King Edward VII Gold Cup, one of the most coveted trophies in match racing, were sent to 12 skippers based on their world ranking and past participation. The fleet will again compete in International One-Design (IOD) sloops on Hamilton Harbour.

"As title sponsor for the tenth year, Argo Group is proud to support this long-standing tradition in Bermuda, attracting the world's best skippers and crews from the match-racing circuit," said Mark E. Watson III, CEO, Argo Group. "Our shared commitment to innovation, teamwork and sustainability makes this partnership a perfect match."

The Argo Group Gold Cup was moved to May from its previously traditional October dates this year and proved very successful with splendid conditions throughout the five days of racing. With the success of the change, organizers decided to schedule the 2019 event for May as well.

Earlier this year Taylor Canfield of the U.S. won the King Edward VII Gold Cup a second time, having previously done so in 2012, and Lucy Macgregor of the U.K. placed fourth overall, the best finish ever by an all-women's crew.

"A big thank you to Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. I love it here," said Canfield, whose victory puts him in company with England's Ben Ainslie, New Zealand's Chris Dickson and Sweden's Johnie Berntsson as two-time winners of the event. "This is one of the most prestigious monohull match race events in the world. Always has been, always will be."

The Argo Group Gold Cup is sponsored by the Argo Group, an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in areas of the property and casualty market.

Related Articles

Lessons Learnt: Could you save yourself?
Victorian boater David shares his story of experiencing cold shock This month's Lessons Learnt feature focusses on the risk of falling overboard - as part of our 'Prepare to survive: Know the five' campaign message, 'Practise getting back on'. Posted today at 10:58 am
Upper-ocean warming changing global wave climate
The energy in ocean waves has been increasing Sea level rise puts coastal areas at the forefront of the impacts of climate change, but new research shows they face other climate-related threats as well. Posted today at 10:56 am
2018 Annual IMB Piracy Report
Piracy increased on the world's seas in 2018 Worldwide, the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) recorded 201 incidents of maritime piracy and armed robbery in 2018, up from 180 in 2017. Posted on 16 Jan
Building an 18th century Gajeta
West System epoxy products used for bonding In a remarkable project that combines traditional boatbuilding skills with modern techniques, a Croatian Gajeta receives its primary wooden framework, cut by computer and bonded with WEST SYSTEM® epoxy. Posted on 16 Jan
S/V Nereida sails around the world - Day 104
We end up drifting in no wind - again.... Monday 10:20pm Sat in the cockpit for a time, after adjusting sails and Fred - a beautiful evening. A bright half moon sending a path of light across the sea to Nereida - refreshing, cool night air - not feeling cold at all... A few clouds... Posted on 16 Jan
Ships that go dark in the night
From Victoria to Port Angeles to check into the US and begin our cruise We finally set off from Victoria for Port Angeles to check into the US and begin our cruise. The check-in process, and getting our cruising license, took only a few moments. A walk up to the grocery store had us stocked up with the perishables we wanted. Posted on 15 Jan
Caution: Rough emotional seas ahead!
De-commissioning Mazu and leaving her on the hard in advance of hurricane season In April 2018 we left our boat Mazu in San Carlos, Mexico. Like many cruisers with no immediate plans to sail beyond Mexico, we de-commissioned Mazu and left her on the hard in advance of hurricane season, then headed back to Canada. Posted on 15 Jan
Electronic Navigation Essentials
Develop an understanding of the most common electronic navigation tools Presented by Ken Gillstrom (Voyageur Sailing), Electronic Navigation Essentials will help participants develop an understanding of the most common electronic navigation tools and how to use them more effectively. Posted on 15 Jan
Golden Globe Race day 198
Mark Slats cuts lead to 49 miles, but is on emergency desalinator With less than 1,700 miles back to the finish in Les Sables d'Olonne, second placed Dutchman Mark Slats has sliced a further 393 miles out of Jean-Luc Van Den Heede's lead In terms of distance to finish over the past eight days. Posted on 15 Jan
Join the World Cruising Club at Boot Düsseldorf
Seminars, presenations and a glass of wine at Europe's biggest boat show Join us for seminars, presenations and a glass of wine! Posted on 15 Jan
Zhik 2018 Yacht 728x90 BOTTOMMarine Resources BOTTOM