HAMILTON, Bermuda (Nov. 27, 2018) — The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club announces that invitations for the 2019 Argo Group Gold Cup were issued today for the match racing regatta scheduled May 6-11, 2019, with a $100,000 prize purse in the offing. The Argo Group Gold Cup is sponsored by Argo Group, an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance.
Invitations for the King Edward VII Gold Cup, one of the most coveted trophies in match racing, were mailed to 12 skippers based on their world ranking and past participation. The fleet will again compete in International One-Design (IOD) sloops on Hamilton Harbour.
“As title sponsor for the tenth year, Argo Group is proud to support this long-standing tradition in Bermuda, attracting the world’s best skippers and crews from the match-racing circuit,” said Mark E. Watson III, CEO, Argo Group. “Our shared commitment to innovation, teamwork and sustainability makes this partnership a perfect match.”
The Argo Group Gold Cup was moved to May from its previously traditional October dates this year and proved very successful with splendid conditions throughout the five days of racing. With the success of the change, organizers decided to schedule the 2019 event for May as well.