Positions 2 - 6 were decided on tie- breakers, with Mark CAMPBELL-JAMES (GBR) capturing second place, Ian WILLIAMS (GBR) third, and Simon MINOPRIO (NZL) rounding out the top four. Terry MCLAUGHLIN (CAN), who has won the Knickerbocker Cup for the past two years, was given 5th place on a tie-breaker, as was next in line, Brian ANGEL (USA) who was 6th.
Bruce COOK, Chief Umpire said, it was a 'terrific day, great weather, saw great racing, the race committee did a terrific job, and we have a great line up for the semi - finals and finals. The top ISAF - ranked people who are here are the ones in the final four - though not in the order of their ranking.'
Match racing doesn't get better than this - out of the 12 teams, nine positions were decided on tie-breakers. Sunday's racing should prove to be just as exciting, as the top four teams are very closely matched. By end of day, though, only one team will be crowned the winner and have their name engraved on the Cup along with past winners, some of whom are Ed BAIRD (USA) (three times), Dave PERRY (USA) (two times), Terry MCLAUGHLIN (two times), Paul CAYARD (USA) Russell COUTTS, Peter GILMOUR (AUS), and Roy HEINER (NED).
Results as of Saturday, August 27, 2005
Matteo SIMONCELLI (ITA) 1st 9 points
Mark CAMPBELL-JAMES (GBR) 2nd 8 points
Ian WILLIAMS ((GBR) 3rd 8 points
Simon MINOPRIO (NZL) 4th 8 points
Terry MCLAUGHLIN (CAN) 5th 6 points
Brian ANGEL (USA) 6th 6 points
Laurie JURY ((NZL) 7th 5 points
Scott DICKSON (USA) 8th 4 points
Peter WIBROE (DEN) 9th 4 points
Martin ANGSELL (SWE) 10th 3 points
Jon SINGSEN (USA) 11th 3 points
Christian HAMILTON (GRA) 12th 2 points