Decision on celebratory 70th regatta set for late August
HAMILTON, Bermuda (July 27, 2020) — Organizers for the Bermuda Gold Cup, the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club’s $100,000 match racing regatta, have set Aug. 31 as the deadline to decide whether this year’s event, the planned 70th competition for the King Edward VII Trophy, will take place.
The Bermuda Gold Cup, presented by Argo Group for the benefit of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), is scheduled Oct. 25-30. The event of the World Match Racing Tour had been scheduled in May until the novel coronavirus COVID-19 forced the closing of Bermuda’s L.F. Wade International Airport in March as Bermuda’s government prohibited non-residents from entering the island. A field of 16 crews, between 65 and 70 sailors, is planned in addition to other personnel, both local and international.