World Match Racing Tour.

ISAF Special Event

  • Qualifying Round - Flight 1 View all results
    M1 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas 0 vs 1 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M2 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing
    M3 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 2 View all results
    M4 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
    M5 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 1 vs 0 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing
    M6 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 3 View all results
    M7 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing 1 vs 0 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
    M8 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M9 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Eric Monnin Team SailBox
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 4 View all results
    M10 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team
    M11 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing 0 vs 1 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M12 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing 1 vs 0 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 5 View all results
    M13 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing 1 vs 0 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team
    M14 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M15 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 6 View all results
    M16 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M17 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing
    M18 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team 0 vs 1 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 7 View all results
    M19 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M20 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
    M21 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 8 View all results
    M22 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing 0 vs 1 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
    M23 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M24 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 9 View all results
    M25 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing 0 vs 1 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M26 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
    M27 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Eric Monnin Team SailBox
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 10 View all results
    M28 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing
    M29 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
    M30 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 1 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 11 View all results
    M31 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
    M32 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M33 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 12 View all results
    M34 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M35 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M36 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team 1 vs 0 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 13 View all results
    M37 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M38 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 1 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M39 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing 1 vs 0 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 14 View all results
    M40 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing 1 vs 0 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
    M41 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M42 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 15 View all results
    M43 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast 0 vs 1 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M44 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team
    M45 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing 0 vs 1 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 16 View all results
    M46 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
    M47 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing 0 vs 1 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M48 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing 1 vs 0 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 17 View all results
    M49 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
    M50 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing
    M51 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 18 View all results
    M52 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing
    M53 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas 0 vs 1 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
    M54 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 19 View all results
    M55 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing 1 vs 0 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
    M56 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team
    M57 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 20 View all results
    M58 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team 0 vs 0 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M59 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 0 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing
    M60 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 21 View all results
    M61 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 0 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M62 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M63 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing 0 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 22 View all results
    M64 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing 0 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M65 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing 0 vs 0 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M66 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team

Bruni brings it home for Italy

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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.vorkers.com http://www.mexes.com.ua www.strahnadzor.uawww.mexes.com.ua/http://www.progressive.ua/

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.vorkers.com http://www.mexes.com.ua www.strahnadzor.uawww.mexes.com.ua/http://www.progressive.ua/

Bermuda (13th October 2013):  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.” 

Overall Results of the Argo Group Gold Cup 2013

1st Place - Francesco Bruni (ITA)
2nd Place - Ben Ainslie (GRB)
3rd Place - Taylor Canfield (ISV)
4th Place - Adam Minoprio (NZL)
5th Place - Bjorn Hansen (SWE)
6th Place - Ian Williams (GRB)
7th Place - Keith Swinton (AUS)
8th Place - Phil Robertson (AUS) 

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