Matchrace

Argo Group Gold Cup - Canfield v Berntsson Final

 
Taylor Canfield’s USone Sailing Team has stepped out to a 2-1 lead over Johnie Berntsson’s Swedish crew in the Final of the 68th Argo Group Gold Cup.Torvar Mirsky leads Lucy Macgregor on a downwind leg in Race 1 of the Petite Final -

The winner of the match will be the first to score three points and will earn $30,000 of the $100,000 prize purse.

In Race 1 of the final Berntsson held a slim lead around the first lap. Up the second windward leg Canfield worked the right side of the course to cross on starboard by less than a length.

Canfield held a narrow lead down the second run and was able to get a penalty on Berntsson for windward/leeward just before the second leeward gate. That allowed Canfield to win the race and go up 1-0.

Berntsson evened the score in the second race when he led all the way around the race track.

Berntsson also led the third race but again had a penalty to unload from a pre-start incident. Canfield kept close behind so that when Berntsson did his penalty turn on the finish line Canfield was able to sneak past for a 2-1 lead.

In the Petit Final for third place, Torvar Mirsky’s Australian crew won the first race against Britain's Lucy Macgregor in the first-to-two points match.

Racing resumes Saturday morning with at least one more race in each the final and petit final.

Now it’s up to Berntsson and Macgregor to extend the matches.

ARGO GROUP GOLD CUP SEMIFINAL MATCHES

Match 1 - Berntsson – 3, Mirsky – 1
Match 2 - Canfield – 3, Macgregor – 1

ARGO GROUP GOLD CUP FINAL

Canfield – 2, Berntsson – 1
(Winner will be the first to score three points)

ARGO GROUP GOLD CUP PETIT FINAL

Mirsky – 1, Macgregor – 0
(Winner will be the first to score two points)

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