Argo Group Gold Cup - Canfield goes clear

Taylor Canfield’s USone Sailing Team streaked out to the early lead at the 68th Argo Group Gold Cup.Lucy MacGregor -

Canfield and crew Mike Buckley, Victor Diaz de Leon, Erik Shampain and George Peet won all six of their matches and are the only undefeated team remaining at the $100,000 match racing regatta.

Close behind are Joachim Aschenbrenner’s Team TriFork from Denmark with a 6-2 record.

Johnie Berntsson’s crew stands third at 5-1 and Lucy MacGregor’s crew from the UK is fourth with a 5-3 record.

MacGregor’s crew includes Bethan Cardin, Annie Lush, Hannah Diamond and her sister Kate.

Cardin, Lush and her sister were all aboard last year when they won the worlds. Diamond is new to the crew but is a familiar foe from many years of racing.

Lucy MacGregor, “With five crew we have a lot of options for boathandling. Sometimes it’s hard to know if we’re going in the right direction with it all because we haven’t sailed monohulls in a while, but we got around the course cleanly and are sailing fast. That’s the main thing.”

ARGO GROUP GOLD CUP STANDINGS (After 7 of 14 flights in round robin)

1. Taylor Canfield (Miami, Florida, USA) – 6-0
2. Joachim Aschenbrenner (Fredensborg, Denmark) – 6-2
3. Johnie Berntsson (Stennungsund, Sweden) – 5-1
4. Lucy MacGregor (Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom) – 5-3
5. Nicklas Dackhammar (Gothenburg, Sweden) – 4-2
6. Charlie Lalumiere (New York, NY, USA) – 3-3
7. Torvar Mirsky (Perth, Western Australia) – 2-4
8. Sam Gilmour (Perth, Western Australia) – 2-4
9. Ettore Botticini (Porto Santo Stefano, Italy) – 1-5
10. Chris Poole (Falmouth, Maine, USA) – 1-6
11. Marek Stanczyk (Gizycko, Poland) – 0-5

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