HAMILTON, Bermuda (Oct. 25, 2020) — After a year in which too many regattas were postponed or cancelled due to the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, the hope of International One-Design (IOD) sloops thrashing about Hamilton Harbour is anticipated by all associated with the 70th Bermuda Gold Cup and 2020 Open Match Racing Worlds, which begin tomorrow with gold and silver awaiting the winner at week’s end.
“Our schedule was affected quite a lot, like everyone,” said Eric Monnin of Switzerland, the world’s No. 1-ranked match racer and leading Bermuda Gold Cup veteran who’s making his 13th appearance. “We’ve done some sailing at home since June, but very little match racing. It’s very difficult to know where we stand with the others.”