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World Match Racing Tour 2009 – Argo Group Gold Cup results

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At Hamilton, Bermuda, Ben Ainslie got the gold he’s been chasing all week. In the Argo Group Gold Cup final, the three time Olympic gold medal winner (plus one silver), Ben Ainslie (GBR) took the finals 3-1. He has finally etched his name on the coveted King Edward VII Gold Cup along with a host of match race sailing legends. Ainslie and Team Origin also take home the first place prize purse of $50,000. Ainslie sailed for Team Origin with his crew of Matt Cornwell, Iain Percy, and Christian Kamp. Adam Minoprio (NZL), ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing skipper, and his team of Tom Powrie, David Swete and Nick Blackman took second place. Minoprio is the top skipper in the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) rankings and was second in the World Match Racing Tour going into the Argo Group Gold Cup. He is back on top of the Tour rankings now and headed for the ISAF Match Racing World Championship at the Monsoon Cup with $20,000 in his pocket for coming second. Ian Williams (GBR) and Eric Monnin (SUI) matched up earlier in the Petit Finals. For winning two races out of two, Williams took third place in quick order and his $10,000 prize while Monnin stands in fourth and has a cheque for $7,000.

Overall Standings :

Class Nom Nation Equipe
1er Ben Ainslie (GBR) Team Origin
2ème Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ / BlackMatch Racing Team
3ème Ian Williams (GBR) Bahrain Team Pindar – Argo Group
4ème Eric Monnin (SUI) Swiss Match Racing Team
5ème Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Berntsson Sailing Team
6ème Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team
7ème Blythe Walker (BDA)
8ème Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team

FINALS : Ben Ainslie won Adam Minoprio 3 – 1

PETIT FINALS : Ian Williams won Eric Monnin 2 – 0

2009 World Championship Standings :

Class Nom Nation Equipe Points
1er Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ / BlackMatch Racing Team 100
2ème Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team 88
3ème Ian Williams (GBR) Bahrain Team Pindar 75
4ème Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team 74
5ème Peter Gilmour (AUS) Yanmar Racing 71
6ème Ben Ainslie (GBR) Team Origin 65
7ème Damien Iehl (FRA) French Match Racing Team 48
8ème Sébastien Col (FRA) French Match Racing Team / K-Challenge 41

More informations : World Match Racing Tour website

Photo credit : Bermuda Gold Cup Charles Anderson

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