HAMILTON, Bermuda – Adam Minoprio is a past match racing world champion (2009) but hasn’t sailed a regatta this year. Today he made an emphatic statement in his return to the helm.
Minoprio’s BlackMatch team from New Zealand defeated Keith Swinton’s Black Swan Racing from Australia, 3-2, in the final of the 67th annual Argo Group Gold Cup.
Minoprio and crew Nick Blackmon, Andrew Burgess and Tom Powrie won $35,000 of the $100,000 prize purse. Swinton and crew Ted Hackney, Henry Kernot and Björn Lundgren won $16,000.