Friday, 10 October 2008

Quarterfinalists Decided at Bermuda Gold Cup 2008

Mattias Rahm, winner of the 2008 Match Cup Sweden, won the repechage for the last two quarterfinal places in Bermuda. Image copyright Charles Anderson.

by SailRaceWin

Two qualifiers from each of the three Groups of 8 teams went directly through to the quarterfinals at the Gold Cup in Bermuda today. These were:

Group One - Ben Ainslie (GBR) and Mathieu Richard (FRA)
Group Two - Ian Williams (GBR) and Adam Minoprio (NZL)
Group Three - Johnie Berntsson (SWE) and Sebastien Col (FRA)

Damien Iehl and his French Match Racing Team focused on reaching the quarterfinals via the repechage, after defeat by compatriot Mathieu Richard left him in third place in Group One, but didn't make it through. Image copyright Charles Anderson.

A repechage round robin was held on Hamilton Harbour for the last two quarterfinal places, composed of the teams finishing third and fourth in each group.

The repechage round robin was won by Mattias Rahm (SWE), with Keith Swinton (AUS) filling the last quarterfinal place.

In summary, two Antipodeans, two French, two British and two Swedish teams will fight it out for the top eight places at the 2008 Bermuda Gold Cup.

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