Sunday, 12 October 2008

STOP PRESS: Adam Minoprio and BlackMatch Racing in Finals of Bermuda Gold Cup 2008

Adam Minoprio, skipper of BlackMatch Racing. Image copyright Charles Anderson.

by SailRaceWin

Saturday afternoon in Hamilton, Bermuda, Adam Minoprio and BlackMatch Racing beat Britain's most decorated Olympic sailor, Ben Ainslie, to go through to the Finals of the King Edward VII Gold Cup 2008.

The scoreline was 3-2 in favour of Minoprio in the semi-final against Ainslie. In the other all-Swedish semi-final, Johnie Berntsson beat Mattias Rahm 3-0 to earn his place in the finals.

On their first year on the World Tour circuit, BlackMatch have now been in three semi-finals but this, one of the Tour's biggest events, is their first ever final.

SailRaceWin wishes the BlackMatch boys all the best for overcoming Johnie Berntsson and following in the footsteps of Russell Coutts, Rod Davis and Chris Dickson to become Kiwi Bermuda Gold Cup winners.

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