The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (RBYC) and Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. announced Argo Group Gold Cup will be held May 7th – 12th, 2018 and is open to sixteen teams.
Today’s announcement comes after the long standing event was shelved in order for Bermuda to host the America’s Cup.
As a result of the partnership between RBYC and Argo Group, Bermuda will return to the center of the sailing world this May, when the world’s top match racing talent descends on the island.
The event will feature one-design IOD keelboats that will compete in Argo Group Gold Cup’s traditional event format of qualifying round robin and repechage, before the knockout stages commence.
“The Gold Cup is a long-standing tradition in Bermuda, attracting the world’s best skippers and crews from the match-racing circuit,” said Mark E. Watson III, CEO, Argo Group. “As title sponsor for the ninth year, we look forward to working with the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club to make this year’s event one of the best ever. Our shared commitment to innovation, teamwork and sustainability makes this partnership a perfect match.”
“The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club is pleased to continue the Argo Group Gold Cup’s association with match racing, built upon the history of the King Edward VII Gold Cup” said Jon Corless, Commodore of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. “The Club also looks forward to welcoming World Class match racers from around the globe to Bermuda and, as always, we anticipate exciting racing on Hamilton Harbour.”