The 70th Bermuda Gold Cup and 2020 Open Match Racing Worlds got underway, with the wind mostly from south/south-southwest and blowing between 8 and 12 knots, but the wind direction meant the wind was blowing across Hamilton Harbor, which makes for a shifty and puffy breeze. Click Here to see Pictures of Gold Cup Sailing 2020 Day One
Group A completed its four flights and Phil Robertson’s China One Ningbo team leads the group with a 4-0 record. Robertson defeated Anna Ostling’s Team WINGS, Nicklas Dackhammar’s Essiq Racing Team, Matthew Whitfield’s Dragon Racing Team, and Eric Monnin’s Capvis Swiss Match Racing Team.
Unfortunately, Kelsey Durham would come off the water without a win in his four races on the day, Durham would go down to Eric Monnin, Chris Poole, Johnie Berntsson, and Matt Whitfield.
Group B also completed its four flights, with Torvar Mirsky’s Mirsky Racing Team came off the water undefeated with a record of 4-0, the Mirsky Racing Team defeated Mati Sepp’s Gleam Energy Sailing Team, Lance Fraser’s Team RCYC, Taylor Canfield’s Team Stars+Stripes and Pauline Courtois’s Match in Pink by Normandy Elite.
Fraser who came up competing on the Hamilton Harbor would also finish without a win on the opening day. Fraser went down to Taylor Canfield, Mati Sepp, Jeppe Borch, and Mirsky.