World Match Racing Tour. ALPARI

ISAF Special Event

  • Qualifying Round - Flight 1 View all results
    M1 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 0 vs 1 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M2 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M3 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M4 Taylor Canfield USone 1 vs 0 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 2 View all results
    M5 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
    M6 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M7 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M8 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 3 View all results
    M9 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
    M10 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M11 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M12 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 4 View all results
    M13 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M14 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M15 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M16 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 0 vs 1 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 5 View all results
    M17 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
    M18 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M19 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 0 vs 1 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team
    M20 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 1 vs 0 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 6 View all results
    M21 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M22 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M23 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 1 vs 0 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center
    M24 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 7 View all results
    M25 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield USone
    M26 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 0 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M27 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 0 vs 0 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
    M28 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 0 vs 0 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 8 View all results
    M29 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 0 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
    M30 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 0 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M31 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M32 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield USone
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 9 View all results
    M33 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M34 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield USone
    M35 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M36 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 0 vs 0 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 10 View all results
    M37 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 0 vs 0 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
    M38 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M39 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M40 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 0 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 11 View all results
    M41 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 0 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M42 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M43 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
    M44 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 0 vs 0 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 12 View all results
    M45 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center
    M46 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
    M47 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 0 vs 0 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M48 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield USone
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 13 View all results
    M49 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 0 vs 0 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team
    M50 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M51 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield USone
    M52 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 0 vs 0 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 14 View all results
    M53 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield USone
    M54 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 0 vs 0 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M55 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 0 vs 0 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
    M56 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 0 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 15 View all results
    M57 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 0 vs 0 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
    M58 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 0 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M59 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M60 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 16 View all results
    M61 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield USone
    M62 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M63 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team
    M64 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 0 vs 0 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 17 View all results
    M65 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 0 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
    M66 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing

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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