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World Match Racing Tour. ALPARI

ISAF Special Event

  • Qualifying Round - Flight 1 View all results
    M1 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 1 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Tarnacki Yacht Racing
    M2 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M3 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 2 View all results
    M4 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Tarnacki Yacht Racing
    M5 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M6 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 1 vs 0 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 3 View all results
    M7 Przemysław Tarnacki Tarnacki Yacht Racing 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M8 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M9 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 1 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 4 View all results
    M10 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
    M11 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M12 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 5 View all results
    M13 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 1 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
    M14 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M15 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 6 View all results
    M16 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 1 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
    M17 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 David Gilmour Team Gilmour
    M18 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 7 View all results
    M19 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 1 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M20 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
    M21 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 8 View all results
    M22 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 1 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team
    M23 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 1 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
    M24 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 9 View all results
    M25 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M26 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing 0 vs 1 Przemysław Tarnacki Tarnacki Yacht Racing
    M27 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 10 View all results
    M28 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M29 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Przemysław Tarnacki Tarnacki Yacht Racing
    M30 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 11 View all results
    M31 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Tarnacki Yacht Racing
    M32 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M33 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 12 View all results
    M34 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M35 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 0 vs 0 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
    M36 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 0 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Tarnacki Yacht Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 13 View all results
    M37 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
    M38 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M39 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 0 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Tarnacki Yacht Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 14 View all results
    M40 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield USone
    M41 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 0 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
    M42 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 0 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 15 View all results
    M43 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M44 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield USone
    M45 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 16 View all results
    M46 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team
    M47 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 0 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M48 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield USone
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 17 View all results
    M49 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
    M50 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M51 Przemysław Tarnacki Tarnacki Yacht Racing 0 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 18 View all results
    M52 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 0 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
    M53 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Tarnacki Yacht Racing
    M54 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 19 View all results
    M55 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Tarnacki Yacht Racing
    M56 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing 0 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
    M57 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 20 View all results
    M58 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 0 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M59 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield USone
    M60 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 21 View all results
    M61 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M62 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M63 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield USone
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 22 View all results
    M64 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield USone
    M65 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 0 vs 0 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M66 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Ian Williams GAC Pindar

Williams crowned RYA National Match Racing Champion

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Ian Williams competing at the RYA National Match Racing Grand Final 2012 - 2012 RYA National Match Racing Championship PHOTO: Paul Wyeth - RYA  http://www.option99-anna.blog.so-net.ne.jp http://www.evakuator-servis.com http://europosud.uahttp://www.evakuator-servis.com/goodportal.com.ua

Ian Williams competing at the RYA National Match Racing Grand Final 2012 - 2012 RYA National Match Racing Championship PHOTO: Paul Wyeth - RYA http://www.option99-anna.blog.so-net.ne.jp http://www.evakuator-servis.com http://europosud.uahttp://www.evakuator-servis.com/goodportal.com.ua

Ian Williams has this weekend (16-18 November) confirmed his calibre as the best of British as the reigning ISAF Match Racing World Champion sealed the RYA National Match Racing Championship title at Queen Mary Sailing Club.

The three-time World Champion wrapped up the RYA National Match Racing crown for a fourth time, matching that of last year’s winner Nick Cherry and fellow match racer Mark Campbell-James, in an event which was overshadowed by frustrating sailing conditions only allowing for ten flights of round robin races and one flight of the quarter finals to take place.

The regatta got off to a slow start on the opening day (Friday 16 November) with fog and very little wind allowing for only three flights to take place. Saturday (17 November) was slightly more promising with 10 knots of breeze allowing for seven flights and the first bout of the quarter finals to take place. Bright sunshine but no wind whatsoever on the Sunday (18 November) meant racing was canned with Williams being awarded the prestigious title on winning his group and one vital race in the quarter finals.

“It is great to win our fourth RYA National Championship, it’s been a full 10 years since our last win and it is also a great confidence boost for us leading into the Monsoon Cup”, said Williams, who now heads to Malaysia next week to bid for a record-equalling fourth world title in the final event of the 2012 Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT) season.

“The event was plagued by light winds unfortunately, but I feel that all the racing completed represented fair racing. I think that it was really our boat handling that won us the regatta as we were able to accelerate out of manoeuvres better than our opposition but it was a shame that we did not get to race the other favourites, Nick Cherry and Mark Campbell-James. We entered the event with a view to getting some practice in before Malaysia, but of course we had high hopes that we could win.”

Williams and his GAC Pindar team demonstrated there quality across the five races which were completed at QMSC with every race proving crucial in the final standings. The only race in which the triple world champion was up against it off the start line was in his round robin race against Philip Bendon, however with his superior boat handling in the tricky conditions Williams soon reaffirmed his credentials to take the race win.

Williams continued: “We generally dominated from start to finish but in one race we were behind off the line, but were able to use our superiority with the boat handling to pass up the first beat. I have a very strong crew including Richard Sydenham, Gerry Mitchell and Mark Williams, all of whom have won World Championship Titles with me in the past, Gerry winning two. They are undoubtedly a very experienced crew and were the strongest at the event. We now go to Malaysia for the Monsoon Cup in 10 days’ time where we hope to win our 4th World Championship in Match Racing.”

2012 RYA National Match Racing Championship Overall Results:

1st: Ian Williams
2nd: Mark Campbell-James
3rd: Ali Hall
4th: Sam Pearson
5th: Mark Lees
6th: Nick Cherry
7th: James Goss
8th: Dan Wray
9th: Nicole McPherson 
10th: Nick Wilkinson
11th: Charlotte Lawrence
12th: Philip Bendon

For more information on the RYA National Match Racing Series please visit  www.rya.org.uk/racing.

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