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by Keith Taylor on 9 Oct 2000
HAMILTON, BERMUDA, October 9, 2000-Adam Barboza won the Black Seal Cup
the Bermuda National Match Racing Championship on Sunday, and Paula
was second, earning the two Bermudian match racers the remaining two
in this year's 2000 Colorcraft Gold Cup. Sponsored by Goslings, the two
skippers and their crews will compete as Team Black Seal during the
Cup, to be sailed at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, October 22-29 2000.

Barboza earned his title as the Bermuda National Champion of Match Race
Sailing after just one day's sailing on Saturday. He advanced to the
semi-finals with a perfect 7-0 record but Sunday racing was abandoned
lack of wind and the outcome was decided on the basis of the previous
racing. Barboza's seven bullets and Lewin's six victories and one loss
resulted in first and second places for the pair.

This was the second year running that Barboza was named National Match
Sailing Champion.

Eight skippers contested this year's championship that started on
in International One Designs (IODs) in ideal sailing conditions - a 10
12-knot southerly breeze and bright sunshine. The passage of a cold
overnight killed any chance of racing on Sunday, with rain and calm
conditions initially forcing a postponement, before sailing was
early in the afternoon.

Final results were:
1. Adam Barboza 7-0
2. Paula Lewin 6-1
3. Andreas Lewin 4-3
4. Glenn Astwood 4-3

Now in the 52nd year of competition for the King Edward VII Trophy, the
Colorcraft Gold Cup is raced in 33-foot International One Design sloops
short windward-leeward courses inside Hamilton Harbour, within view of
spectators ashore. The event gets under way on October 22, with
rounds for the 16 unseeded teams. The eight top skippers from the
will race against eight seeded skippers in a knock-out competition to
the eventual winner. The finals will be sailed October 29, followed by
official Colorcraft Gold Cup prizegiving.

This is the second year that Colorcraft has sponsored the Gold Cup
Colorcraft is an international print and publishing project manager,
sourcing printing, color separation and binding facilities for the
leading publishers. Colorcraft was founded in Hong Kong by the Walker
in 1970 and is the leading print project manager in the Far East,
and New Zealand. The company is now headquartered in Bermuda and has
expanded its global reach to the United Kingdom, Spain and the U.S.A.

Presenting sponsors for the regatta are Tyco and Renaissance
The Bermuda Department of Tourism is the Official Host Sponsor.

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