Peter Homberg has beat Gavin Brady in three straight wins to take the Colorcraft Gold Cup
Peter Holmberg sailing for San Francisco’s Oracle Racing Team challenge for the America’s Cup beat Kiwi skipper Gavin Brady from Italy’s Prada Challenge in three straight races to win the Colorcraft Gold Cup on Hamilton Harbour yesterday 21 October.
In the Petit Final to decide third and fourth places, American skipper Ed Baird defeated Sweden’s Magnus Holmberg 2-0.
The Swedish Match Grand Prix Sailing Tour announced new points standings in the eight-event 200,000 US dollar contest after the completion of the Colorcraft Gold Cup. Magnus Holmberg who won the first two events this year continues in first place but Peter Holmberg is now only seven points behind in second. Gavin Brady now has 32 points and has moved up from fifth to third. First prize in the annual contest is 60,000 US dollars.
1st Peter Holmberg (USA/Oracle Racing) 20,000 US dollars
2nd Gavin Brady (ITA/Prada Challenge) 12,000 US dollars
3rd Ed Baird (USA/Team XL Capital) 7,000 US dollars
4th Magnus Holmberg (SWE/Team Stora Enso) 5,800 US dollars
5th Jes Gram-Hansen (DEN/Team Marienlyst) 4,500 US dollars
6th Morten Henriksen (GER/illbruck Challenge) 4,100 US dollars
7th Peter Bromby (BER/Team Bacardi) 3,650 US dollars
8th Ken Read (USA/Team Stars & Stripes) 3,300 US dollars
Swedish Match Tour championship leaderboard after Colorcraft Gold Cup
1st Magnus Holmberg (SWE/Team StoraEnso) 62pts
2nd Peter Holmberg (USA/Oracle Racing) 55pts
3rd Gavin Brady (ITA/Prada Challenge) 32pts
4th equal Jesper Bank (SWE/Victory Challenge) 20 pts
4th equal Dean Barker (NZL/Team New Zealand) 20pts
4th equal Jes Gram-Hansen (DEN/Team Marienlyst) 20 pts
7th Morten Henriksen (GER/illbruck Challenge) 18 pts
8th Ed Baird (USA/Team XL Capital) 15 pts