Argo Group Gold Cup Sailing Tournament Returns

Argo to Host Beach Cleanup Ahead of Gold Cup Sailing Tournament

Ahead of the 69th Gold Cup sailing tournament, Argo Group will collaborate with a Bermudian artist on a creative beach cleanup project.


Argo Group is excited to return for the tenth year as the title sponsor of the 69th Argo Group Gold Cup in Hamilton, Bermuda. Starting on Monday, May 6, the world’s best sailors will compete for the King Edward VII Gold Cup trophy and their part of a $100,000 purse.

Ten years of Argo Group Gold Cup sailing 

The match racing series features 12 crews sailing in International One Design yachts in qualifying round robin and repêchage races before the knockout stages commence. Racing will take place directly off the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club on Hamilton Harbour.

“The Gold Cup is one of the most coveted trophies in match racing,” said Gary Grose, Argo Group Producer Management and Marketing Leader. “It’s an honor and privilege to support the race.”

This partnership continues Argo’s sponsorship of sports that align with the company’s commitment to innovation, teamwork and sustainability.

“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,” Grose said. “Only the America’s Cup predates the Gold Cup.”

Creative beach cleanup

On May 3, Argo will host a beach cleanup to serve the local community and highlight the importance of reducing plastic waste, much of which ends up in oceans.

Bermudian artist Meredith Andrews, maker of the ocean-plastic advent calendar, will then use the cleaned-up materials to create a sculpture throughout the week at the match racing tournament.

Learn more about the increasing threat plastics pose to the world’s oceans and marine life.

Stay tuned to our Instagram and Twitter accounts for updates on the Argo Group Gold Cup.

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