Two undefeated British teams advance to the quarter finals of the King Edward VII Gold Cup

After the last flight of the Round Robin, six of eight teams have qualified to advance to the quarter-final round in the King Edward VII Gold Cup, with a five-flight Repechage round amongst six teams also determining the final two slots.

Among these are two undefeated British teams – reigning World Champion Ian Williams and Olympic Gold Medalist Ben Ainslie. These two will meet, respectively, Mattias Rahm (SWE) and tour newcomer Keith Swinton (AUS) when sailing resumes today.

After three days of racing at the 2008 King Edward VII Gold Cup in Hamilton harbor, the field is narrowing. With the frontrunners going into the quarter-finals today – primarily from England, France and Sweden – Ian Williams (7-0) and Ben Ainslie (7-0) are topping the scoreboard.

Results after two Stages:

Ben Ainslie (GBR) V Keith Swinton (AUS)

Ian Williams (GBR) V Mattias Rahm (SWE)

Sebastien Col (FRA) V Adam Minoprio (NZL)

Mathieu Richard (FRA) V Johnie Berntsson (SWE)


Mattias Rahm (SWE) Stena Bulk Sailing Team, 5-0

Keith Swinton (AUS) Black Swan Racing, 4-1

Eric Monnin (SUI), 3-5

Andrew Horten (USA), 2-5

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