BERNTSSON BRINGS HOME BERMUDA GOLD
Hamilton, Bermuda - Johnie Berntsson (SWE) and his Berntsson Sailing Team
has defeated Adam Minoprio (NZL) and his Emirates Team New Zealand/BlackMatch team
in a decisive 3-1 Final for the prestigious King Edward VII Gold Cup.
This was only Berntsson’s second Tour event this year as a skipper,
and for his efforts Berntsson and his team of Johan Backman,
Bjorn Lundgren, and Daniel Wallberg have won the top $50,000 prize of the $100,000 total purse.
1st Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Berntsson Sailing Team $50,000
2nd Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing $20,000
3rd Ben Ainslie (GBR) Team Origin $10,000
4th Mattias Rahm (SWE) Stena Bulk Sailing Team $7,000
5th Ian Williams (GBR) Team Pindar $5,500
6th Keith Swinton (AUS) Black Swan Racing $4,000
7th Sebastien Col (FRA) French Team/K-Challenge $2,500
8th Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Team/Team French Spirit $1,000