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Argo Group Gold Cup - MacGregor in quarterfinals

Britain's Lucy Macgregor finished second in the Repechage Round and will face Joachim Aschenbrenner in the Argo Group Gold Cup quarterfinals.

Macgregor, a two-time women’s match racing world champion said that qualifying for the quarterfinals was always the goal.

Echoing a sentiment from all the skippers, she said that she’s been shifting on the fly from covering tactics to sailing to the breeze.

Macgregor from Poole, Dorset, is sailing with Bethan Cardin, Hannah Diamond, Annie Lush and Kate MacGregor.

The quarterfinal pairings are:

Match 1: Taylor Canfield (USA) versus Ettore Botticini (ITA)
Match 2: Johnie Berntsson (SWE) against Charlie Lalumiere (USA)
Match 3: Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) against Lucy Macgregor (GBR)
Match 4: Nicklas Dackhammar (SWE) versus Torvar Mirsky (AUS).

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

Thequarterfinal represents a mix of experience and youth. Botticini (22) is the youngest skipper in the fleet and Berntsson (47) the oldest.

Mirsky and Macgregor are the reigning Open and Women’s match racing world champions, respectively.

Botticini, Dackhammar and Lalumiere each are competing in their first Gold Cup, while Aschenbrenner is in his second Gold Cup.

Berntsson, Canfield and Mirsky have four Gold Cup titles to their credit, and Berntsson and Canfield have nine top four finishes in the past 10 years among them.

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