Johnie Berntsson and his Stena Sailing Team has followed the world's top sailors such as Russell Coutts, Peter Gilmour, Ben Ainslie and Chris Dickson in becoming a two time victor of the Argo Group Gold Cup, the sixth stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. The 42-year-old Swede claimed the title 3-1 over Switzerland's Eric Monnin in perfect conditions on Bermuda's Hamilton Harbour with 11 knots of northwest wind and the morning's cloud cover giving way to glorious sunshine.
Any one of the current top seven teams on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour has the opportunity to reach the coveted podium of the ISAF World Championship as the Tour prepares for its penultimate stage at the Argo Group Gold Cup next week in Bermuda.
Taylor Canfield and US One have won the inaugural Dutch Match Cup after a thrilling final against arch-rival Ian Williams and GAC Pindar. The breeze was very light and patchy, creating multiple opportunities for lead changes. No race lead, however big, was ever safe.