2020 News

New Dates For Bermuda Gold Cup

The celebratory 70th Bermuda Gold Cup has been rescheduled to Oct. 25-30, 2020. Further announcements on the lineup and regatta details will be made in due course. The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, organizer of the Bermuda Gold Cup, wishes everyone safe passage through these turbulent times.

Bermuda Gold Cup Postponed To October

HAMILTON, Bermuda (Mar. 16, 2020) — Organizers for the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club’s Bermuda Gold Cup match racing regatta have postponed the celebratory 70th running to October due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and travel restrictions imposed around the world.

The Bermuda Gold Cup is rescheduled to October from May, the dates to be announced.

“This decision is based on the uncertainty and state of world travel and is made in the interest of the health and safety of the competitors, event organizers and the island of Bermuda,” said event chairperson Leatrice Oatley, a Past Commodore of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. “We look forward to hosting the 70th anniversary event in October.”

The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club wishes to apologize to all who may be affected by this decision.

Argo Group Gold Cup To Rejoin World Match Racing Tour

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Hamilton, Bermuda: The Argo Group Gold Cup, one of the most storied match racing regattas in the world that has been won by the luminaries of the America's Cup arena, will rejoin the World Match Racing Tour for its 70th competition next year, scheduled May 11-16, 2020.

Event organizers at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club are also pleased to welcome back Argo Group, an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance, as the title sponsor. An expected field of 12 teams will battle for the King Edward VII Gold Cup, the oldest match racing trophy in the world for competition involving one-design yachts that dates to 1907, and a $100,000 prize purse.

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"The Argo Group Gold Cup has long been coveted by skippers and crews around the world, and we couldn't be more excited to welcome back Argo Group and to rejoin the World Match Racing Tour," said Leatrice Oatley, the event chairperson and a Past Commodore of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.

"The Gold Cup has carved out its place in the match racing calendar by providing thrilling racing within meters of the shoreline for spectators to see and first-class hospitality. The continued support of Argo Group and rejoining the World Match Racing Tour reinforce the prestige associated with the King Edward VII Gold Cup," said Oatley.

Argo Group returns as the title sponsor for the 11th time, renewing a longstanding tradition of supporting community and sporting events on Bermuda, the picturesque British island territory in the North Atlantic Ocean.

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