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America’s Cup Team, Open, Women’s and Youth World Champs Among Early Entries to 2019 Argo Group Gold Cup

feb6 2019 sLure of venerable King Edward VII Gold Cup, May 6-11, continues to attract world’s best talent

HAMILTON, Bermuda (Feb. 6, 2019) — A sterling collection of past champions that also includes the top three skippers in the World Match Race Rankings, the reigning Open, Women’s and Youth World champions and the America’s Cup Challenger of Record are among the first eight entrants to the 2019 Argo Group Gold Cup, the oldest match racing regatta for one-design yachts and offering a $100,000 prize purse.

Scheduled May 6-11, the Argo Group Gold Cup is pre-dated by only the America’s Cup. The Gold Cup trophy was first presented in 1907 by King Edward VII at the Tri-Centenary Regatta, in celebration of the 300th anniversary of the first permanent settlement in America in Jamestown, Virginia. The Gold Cup was awarded as a match racing trophy in 1937 and this year marks the 69th running of the event organized by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.

“We are proud to sponsor Argo Group Gold Cup for the tenth year,” said Mark E. Watson III, CEO, Argo Group. “This event attracts the world’s best skippers and crews with experience competing in a wide variety of prestigious races.”

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Invitations Issued For 2019 Argo Group Gold Cup

nov27 goldcup250 sRacing for the King Edward VII Gold Cup will be held May 6-11, 2019, on Hamilton Harbour

HAMILTON, Bermuda (Nov. 27, 2018) — The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club announces that invitations for the 2019 Argo Group Gold Cup were issued today for the match racing regatta scheduled May 6-11, 2019, with a $100,000 prize purse in the offing. The Argo Group Gold Cup is sponsored by Argo Group, an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance.

Invitations for the King Edward VII Gold Cup, one of the most coveted trophies in match racing, were mailed to 12 skippers based on their world ranking and past participation. The fleet will again compete in International One-Design (IOD) sloops on Hamilton Harbour.

“As title sponsor for the tenth year, Argo Group is proud to support this 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. “Our shared commitment to innovation, teamwork and sustainability makes this partnership a perfect match.”

The Argo Group Gold Cup was moved to May from its previously traditional October dates this year and proved very successful with splendid conditions throughout the five days of racing. With the success of the change, organizers decided to schedule the 2019 event for May as well.

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