If today’s late-afternoon form holds through to tomorrow morning, Ian Williams’s Team GAC Pindar will square off against Taylor Canfield’s Team Stars+Stripes for the championships of the 70th Bermuda Gold Cup and 2020 Open Match Racing World Championship.
Williams’s and Canfield’s crews lead their semifinal series, 2-0, against Jeppe Borch’s Borch Racing Team and Phil Robertson’s China One Ningbo crew, respectively. One more victory for each puts them into the final of the $100,000 regatta, with $30,000 earmarked for the winner who’ll also be awarded the King Edward VII Gold Cup and the sterling silver World Match Racing Tour trophy.
In Quarter-Final number One, Repechage qualifier Jeppe Borch won the first two races, before Chris Poole won the third race, Poole would then win the next race to level the match at 2 – 2, Borch would then win the fifth and final race to advance.
Ian Williams, won the first race against Eric Monnin in Quarter-Final number Two, Monnin won race Two, but Williams would win the third race to take a 2 – 1 lead, but Monnin leveled the match at 2 – 2 before Williams closed out the match-winning fifth and final race.
Quarter-Final Three saw Phil Robertson defeat Torvar Mirsky in three straight races to advance to the Semi-Finals.
Taylor Canfield won the first two races against Johnie Berntsson, in Quarter-Final number four, Berntsson would then win the third race, but Canfield would close out the match winning the fourth race to advance.