tricky conditions and new boats proved to be a difficult mountain to climb
in our Bermuda Gold Cup, missing out on the quarterfinals and repechage.
With the season coming to a close, there is now some pressure to perform
in the upcoming Monsoon Cup in order to maintain our position on next
year’s World Match Racing Tour. Our final race against Sebastien
Col was another all or nothing match, as winning it would have put us
straight through to the quarters, and losing it would mean we missed out
on the repechage completely. Unfortunately the match didn’t go our
way, and Col advanced through to the next round, leaving us watching from
the shore.

Adam Minoprio’s performance in Bermuda has now compromised our
position on the World Tour standings, with both of us now tied in 4th
place with 53 points. Double points in Malaysia means that big gains
can be made on the leaderboard, and with the Monsoon Cup being raced
in Perth designed and built boats, our chances of performing are looking
good. Congratulations to Johnie Berntsson and his Berntsson Sailing
Team who defeated Adam Minoprio BlackMatch team for the prestigious
King Edward VII Gold Cup.