On November 18th, the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT) announced the addition of the Congressional Cup to the 2015 World Championship Tour schedule. The announcement follows this year's 50th anniversary of the historic Congressional Cup event, organised by Long Beach Yacht Club, in Long Beach, California.
Organisers of the Monsoon Cup Malaysia - the final event of the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour – have confirmed today the event will be hosted from 10-14 February 2015 replacing the earlier published dates of 26-31 November 2014. The 10th Anniversary of the event will also be staged at a new venue in Johor, the southern most state of Malaysia. Details of the venue will be released shortly.
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.