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Taylor Canfield wins Argo Group Gold Cup

 
Taylor Canfield and the USone Sailing Team win Argo Group Gold Cup with a 3-1 victory over Johnie Berntsson’s Swedish crew.Taylor Canfield and the USone Sailing Team -

It was Canfield's second King Edward VII Gold Cup victory, following his first in 2012.

Canfield’s crew included Mike Buckley, Victor Diaz de Leon, George Peet and Erik Shampain. They won $30,000 (£22,146) of the $100,000 (£73,822) prize purse.

Canfield beat Berntsson, a two-time winner (2008 and ’14) in an exciting match that belies the lopsided scoreline.

Berntsson and crew Oscar Angervall, Björn Lundgren and Robert Skarp won $15,000 for placing second overall.

In the sail-off for third place, Australian Torvar Mirsky defeated Britain's Lucy Macgregor by 2-0.

Macgregor posted the best finish ever by a female crew in the Gold Cup and won the Wedgwood Heritage Trophy, awarded to the sailor who best represents the traditional values and history of sailing.

Macgregor and crew Bethan Cardin, Hannah Diamond, Annie Lush, Kate MacGregor won $11,000 for placing fourth.

ARGO GROUP 2018 GOLD CUP FINAL STANDINGS

1. Taylor Canfield (USA) – 19-2, $30,000
Crew: Mike Buckley, Victor Diaz de Leon, George Peet, Erik Shampain

2. Johnie Berntsson (SWE) – 16-5, $15,000
Crew: Oscar Angervall (trimmer), Björn Lundgren (main trim), Robert Skarp (bow/tactics)

3. Torvar Mirsky (AUS) – 16-9, $12,000
Crew: Lachy Gilmour (tactics), Cameron Seagreen (trimmer), Graeme Spence (bow)

4. Lucy Macgregor (GBR) – 13-13, $11,000
Crew: Bethan Cardin, Hannah Diamond, Annie Lush, Kate MacGregor

5. Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) – 9-5, $8,000
Crew: Ian Coleman, Will Mackenzie, Rob Scrivenor

6. Nicklas Dackhammar (SWE) – 6-7, $8,000
Crew: Olof Lundgren, Eric Malmberg, Jakob Wilson

7. Charlie Lalumiere (USA) – 7-12, $8,000
Crew: Scott Ewing, Bleddon Mon, Ian Storck

8. Ettore Botticini (ITA) – 5-14, $8,000
Crew: Simone Busonero, Andrea Fornaro, Lorenzo Gennari

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