World Match Racing Tour.

ISAF Special Event

  • Qualifying Round - Flight 1 View all results
    M1 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 1 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing
    M2 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M3 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M4 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 2 View all results
    M5 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M6 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M7 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M8 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 3 View all results
    M9 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M10 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M11 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR
    M12 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 4 View all results
    M13 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR
    M14 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 1 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M15 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M16 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 5 View all results
    M17 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M18 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 1 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
    M19 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR
    M20 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 6 View all results
    M21 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M22 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
    M23 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing
    M24 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 7 View all results
    M25 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M26 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M27 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR
    M28 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 8 View all results
    M29 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 1 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M30 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M31 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M32 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 9 View all results
    M33 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M34 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M35 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR
    M36 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 10 View all results
    M37 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
    M38 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M39 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft 0 vs 1 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M40 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 11 View all results
    M41 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M42 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 1 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M43 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M44 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 12 View all results
    M45 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team 0 vs 1 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M46 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 1 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M47 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 1 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing
    M48 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 13 View all results
    M49 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M50 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing
    M51 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M52 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing 0 vs 1 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 14 View all results
    M53 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Eric Monnin Team SailBox
    M54 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing
    M55 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M56 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team 1 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 15 View all results
    M57 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M58 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M59 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M60 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 16 View all results
    M61 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M62 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M63 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M64 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 17 View all results
    M65 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 1 vs 0 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
    M66 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing 1 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M67 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M68 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 18 View all results
    M69 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
    M70 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M71 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M72 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 19 View all results
    M73 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team 1 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M74 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR
    M75 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 1 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M76 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 20 View all results
    M77 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M78 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing
    M79 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR 1 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 21 View all results
    M80 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M81 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR
    M82 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M83 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 22 View all results
    M84 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR 0 vs 1 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M85 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Eric Monnin Team SailBox
    M86 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
    M87 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 23 View all results
    M88 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M89 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR
    M90 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M91 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team

Argo Group Gold Cup’s first Italian winner

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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.http://twitter.com http://mexes.com.ua portmone.com.uamexes.com.ua/www.stomat-ukr.com/

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.http://twitter.com http://mexes.com.ua portmone.com.uamexes.com.ua/www.stomat-ukr.com/

Francesco Bruni’s Luna Rossa team overcomes Ben Ainslie in the final

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.

Initially the Italian team put two points on the board but then, at match point, Bruni rounded the top mark ahead with Ainslie on his transom only to cop a red flag penalty for failing to keep clear a the mark. Ainslie pulled into the lead taking the score to 2-1. In the next race Ainslie again managed to plant a penalty on the Italians to win the race by a comfortable margin.

Then, with social media awash with suggestions of another Ben Ainslie come-from-behind victory following Oracle Team USA’s in the 34th America’s Cup, came the decider. In this the British crew set up to leeward off the line but this allowed Bruni to sail Ainslie into the light winds off the harbour wall. As the two boats tacked Bruni was ahead and sailing faster. From here Ainslie was unable to counter and for the first time in the Argo Group Gold Cup’s 76 year history, it had an Italian winner.

“I made a couple of mistakes - we lost two match points,” admitted a drenched Bruni after he had taken his obligatory winner’s plunge into Hamilton Harbour. “But I am very happy because we beat Ben in every start. I think we deserved the win.”

This event marks Bruni’s return to the Alpari World Match Racing Tour after a break to compete in the 34th America’s Cup as tactician on the Italian challenger’s AC72. “I am so happy,” he continued, with a big grin. “I wasn’t expecting it to go so well. I have to thank Luna Rossa for giving me the opportunity to come here and the guys who came here with me did a great job.” His crew who all sailed on the Luna Rossa AC72, comprised Spanish 49er Olympic gold medallist Xabi Fernandez, Britain’s Nick Hutton and Italian Pierluigi de Felice.

Bruni hopes to continue with the Tour at the Monsoon Cup in November and aims to try for a Tour Card in 2014, but he says this also depends on the 35th America’s Cup and Luna Rossa’s plans for it. “I hope to have a clearer idea in the next couple of months.”

Ben Ainslie came ashore kicking himself over his weak starting today. “Obviously my lack of practice was shining though and I had a really bad day. I let the guys down a bit on that. It was just the final decision on which side to take and sometimes you had to make a decision if you wanted to push hard enough for a certain side of the course over a better start. I was making those calls wrong.”

Ainslie paid homage to the Luna Rossa team. “Francesco and his guys sailed brilliantly all week. I think it was a great final to go 3-2. We are obviously here for other reasons. It has been a fantastic week and we are very grateful to everyone for having us here.”

The US$20,000 Ainslie’s team wins for their second place finish (Bruni’s team goes home with US$50,000) will be donated to the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, which Ainslie and Iain Percy have been publicising this week and the reason they have been competing at the Argo Group Gold Cup. The money will go towards helping provide underprivileged children with the opportunity to get out on the water.

Following yesterday’s dire conditions, conditions today were much improved, allowing for the Semi Final races to be concluded. In these, Francesco Bruni’s team won his two races against Taylor Canfield’s USOne to claim his Semi-Final 3-0, while Ainslie demolished Adam Minoprio’s Team Alpari FX with the same scoreline.

Minoprio admitted that he hadn’t been at his best against Ainslie. “They sailed well when they needed to and me, not so much. It was nothing in particular. It started yesterday – we started not hitting our A game. We constantly made small mistakes that we weren’t making earlier in the week. We ended up just letting it slip away.”

Then lining up against young US Virgin skipper, Minoprio again failed to find his form, slow out of the start and then unable to get back in contention, then losing his lead to Canfield’s team in the second.

Taylor Canfield felt a few umpire calls, particularly in the last race, had gone against him but conceded that the Italian crew had done a better job of taking advantage his team’s flaws and mistakes.

Fortunately Canfield had the opportunity to reap his vengeance when he raced Minoprio in the Petit Final beating the Kiwis 2-0.

With Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar team being knocked out in the Quarter Finals round, there has been a change of leader in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour with one discard counted prior to November’s Monsoon Cup. Moving into first place with a 10 point lead is Taylor Canfield and his USone team, but it remains close for the podium positions with Williams in second just one point ahead of Bjorn Hansen’s eWork Sailing Team, in turn four points ahead of Adam Minoprio’s Team Alpari FX.

“It is going to be all to play for at Monsoon Cup,” advises Canfield. “We are in a comfortable position but at the same time it is going to be a tough event for sure.”

Full results below

Results:

Pos

Skiper

Team

Nat

RR

QF

5-8

SF

PF

F

% Wins

Prize US$

Pts

1

Francesco Bruni

Luna Rossa

ITA

8-1

3-0

 

3-0

 

3-2

85

50000

25

2

Ben Ainslie

Ben Ainslie Racing Team

GBR

8-1

3-1

 

3-0

 

2-3

76

20000

22

3

Taylor Canfield

USone

ISV

7-2

3-1

 

0-3

2-0

 

67

10000

19

4

Adam Minoprio

Team Alpari FX

NZL

7-2

3-2

 

0-3

0-2

 

53

7000

16

5

Björn Hansen

eWork Sailing Team

SWE

6-3

1-3

1-0

 

 

 

60

5500

14

6

Ian Williams

GAC Pindar

GBR

8-1

1-3

1-0

 

 

 

67

4000

12

7

Keith Swinton

Black Swan Racing

AUS

6-3

2-3

0-1

 

 

 

56

2500

10

8

Phil Robertson

WAKA Racing

NZL

5-4

0-3

0-1

 

 

 

36

1000

8

9

Chris Steele

36 Below Racing

NZL

5-4

 

 

 

 

 

56

 

4

10

Eric Monnin

Swiss Match Race Team

SUI

4-5

 

 

 

 

 

44

 

2

11

Pierre Antoine Morvan

Vannes Agglo Sailing Team

FRA

5-4

 

 

 

 

 

56

 

 

12

Johnie Berntsson

Stena Sailing Team

SWE

4-5

 

 

 

 

 

44

 

 

13

Simone Ferrarese

Ferrarese Racing Team

ITA

3-6

 

 

 

 

 

33

 

 

14

Mathieu Richard

GEFCO Match Racing Team

FRA

3-6

 

 

 

 

 

33

 

 

15

Lance Fraser

Digicel Business Match Racing

BER

3-6

 

 

 

 

 

33

 

 

16

Nicolai Sehested

Trefor Match Racing

DEN

2-7

 

 

 

 

 

22

 

 

17

Marek Stanczyk

Nautiner Henri Lloyd

POL

2-7

 

 

 

 

 

22

 

 

18

William Tiller

Full Metal Jacket

NZL

2-7

 

 

 

 

 

22

 

 

19

Joshua Greenslade

RBYC Sailing Academy

BER

1-8

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

20

Chris Poole

Riptide Racing

USA

1-8

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

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