With a slate of racing that calls for the completion of the quarterfinals and semifinals and the beginning of the final and petite final, it’s frantic Friday at the Argo Group Gold Cup.

Today’s weather calls for south/southwesterly winds of 12 to 18 knots and building to 15 to 20 knots through the day as a cold front to the northwest slowly pushes through. The front brings with it showers and a chance of thunder through the afternoon.

Today’s ambitious schedule is necessary because light and variable winds are predicted for the weekend after the passage of the frontal system.

The quarterfinal pairings pit Taylor Canfield (USA) versus Ettore Botticini (ITA), Johnie Berntsson (SWE) against Charlie Lalumiere (USA), Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) against Lucy Macgregor (GBR) and Nicklas Dackhammar (SWE) versus Torvar Mirsky (AUS). The winner of each match will be the first crew to score three points.

The winner of each match will be the first to score three points.

Check back here on the website and the Argo Group Gold Cup Facebook page for regular updates throughout the day.