The Renaissance Reinsurance Junior Gold Cup has attracted a spectacular group of young international sailors to compete against Bermuda's top Opti sailors. Bermudians include the top four in Bermuda's team trials… Mackenzie Cooper, Owen Siese, Dimitri Stevens and Sam Stan. Eighteen young Bermudians in all will compete, bringing the fleet to thirty-four competitive sailors.
Of the sixteen confirmed international sailors, ten are their nation's champion and thirteen participated in this year's IODA (International Optimist Dinghy Association) Worlds. Nine of them finished in the top half. Included in this top-notch group is the IODA European Champion. Australia is represented by National Champion, Douglas Campbell.
The three days of Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup races will be sailed in Optimist Dinghies on Bermuda's Great Sound October 8-10. The final race will be on Hamilton Harbour, Sunday October 11, during an intermission in the Argo Group Gold Cup finals.
The skipper's ages range from 11-15yrs with 25% of the sailors being girls and there are twelve different nations from North America, South America, Europe, Oceania and the Caribbean represented.
The Renaissance Re Junior Gold Cup web pages may be reached through the RenRe Jr Gold Cup menu tab on the Argo Group Gold Cup home page http://www.argogroupgoldcup.com/