World Match Racing Tour. ALPARI

ISAF Special Event

  • Qualifying Round - Flight 1 View all results
    M1 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 0 vs 1 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M2 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M3 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M4 Taylor Canfield USone 1 vs 0 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 2 View all results
    M5 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
    M6 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M7 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M8 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 3 View all results
    M9 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
    M10 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M11 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M12 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 4 View all results
    M13 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M14 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M15 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M16 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 0 vs 1 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 5 View all results
    M17 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
    M18 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M19 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 0 vs 1 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team
    M20 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 1 vs 0 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 6 View all results
    M21 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M22 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M23 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 1 vs 0 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center
    M24 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 7 View all results
    M25 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M26 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M27 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 1 vs 0 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
    M28 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 0 vs 1 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 8 View all results
    M29 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
    M30 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M31 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M32 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 9 View all results
    M33 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M34 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 1 vs 0 Taylor Canfield USone
    M35 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M36 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 1 vs 0 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 10 View all results
    M37 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 0 vs 1 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
    M38 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M39 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M40 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 11 View all results
    M41 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 1 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M42 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M43 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
    M44 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 0 vs 1 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 12 View all results
    M45 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center
    M46 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
    M47 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M48 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 13 View all results
    M49 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 1 vs 0 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team
    M50 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M51 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M52 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 1 vs 0 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 14 View all results
    M53 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M54 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 0 vs 1 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M55 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 0 vs 1 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
    M56 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 1 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 15 View all results
    M57 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 1 vs 0 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
    M58 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 0 vs 1 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M59 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M60 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 16 View all results
    M61 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M62 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M63 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team
    M64 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 0 vs 1 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 17 View all results
    M65 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
    M66 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing

Wildcards Join World Class Line Up for Malaysia Showdown

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Taylor Canfield (USVI) won the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda and will compete at the Monsoon Cup as a wildcard PHOTO: Rick Tomlinson/AWMRThttp://www.satsuki-jutaku.jp http://www.lifebud.kiev.ua europosud.uawww.man-ms.com.ua/http://www.np.com.ua/

Taylor Canfield (USVI) won the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda and will compete at the Monsoon Cup as a wildcard PHOTO: Rick Tomlinson/AWMRThttp://www.satsuki-jutaku.jp http://www.lifebud.kiev.ua europosud.uawww.man-ms.com.ua/http://www.np.com.ua/

London, UK – 8 November, 2012: Adam Minoprio and Taylor Canfield have been confirmed as the wildcard entries for the 2012 Monsoon Cup and will join David Gilmour,  eight Tour Card Holders and a qualifier from the Malaysian Match Racing Cup (23-26 Nov), at the finale event of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour.

The 2012 finale event will consist of one of the strongest fields ever, featuring three previous ISAF Match Racing World Champions, including Adam Minoprio (NZL) BlackMatch Racing, who became the youngest ever Tour Champion in 2009. Fellow wildcard Taylor Canfield (USVI) US One was invited to compete at the event following his two impressive Tour outings earlier this year, taking victory at the recent Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda.

The pair complete eleven of the twelve participants at the biggest Tour event of the year, which is expected to attract over 100,000 spectators to the Ri-Yaz Heritage Marina Resort & Spa in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia between 3rd – 8th December.

Minoprio, said: “It’s fantastic to be involved at the Monsoon Cup again. We’ve had two years off from the Tour but we will go into the event confident, having refamiliarised ourselves at Match Race France and the Argo Group Gold Cup.

“The Monsoon Cup is a big event with a lot of tough competitors who have been sailing all year, honing their skills and teamwork. We’ve sailed in Malaysia six or seven times now so feel we know the event. We just need to be back to top form and we can challenge for the podium.”

Minoprio’s presence at the Monsoon Cup after returning from a Volvo Ocean Race campaign with CAMPER Team New Zealand will certainly have been noted by the current Tour-leading pair, Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Mekonomen Sailing Team and Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar. The Kiwi, who beat both of the skippers to victory in Malaysia during his Championship winning season, believes that his team have an advantage over the Tour Card Holders, saying: “The pressure on the Tour Card Holders to perform at this one is huge, I’ve experienced that. That’ll work in our advantage. Whilst they need a good performance to finish in a certain position for the season overall, our sole focus is to go out there and win as much as possible.

“Ian Williams has been strong at the event before, [Bjorn] Hansen is currently top in the standings and Peter Gilmour has so much experience that he’s also one to keep an eye on. Hopefully conditions are good otherwise there’ll be some really tough sailing in the monsoon conditions.”

Canfield has become ‘one-to-watch’ amongst the pool of young match racing talent, eager to compete on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. He can also point to recent successes of his own, having recorded a Tour victory already this season at the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda last month. Canfield, said: “This year has been great for the team and I think the spike in our performance has been due to the consistent crew members I’ve had on board. Gaining some more top level experience was key for us but we also wanted to challenge for wins whenever possible.

“We’ve sailed against most of these guys a few times at other events and I think we have a good chance out in Malaysia.

“We’re already ahead of one of the Tour Card Holders in the overall standings for the season which we’re really pleased with. If we can put on a good show at the Monsoon Cup, we’re hoping to put our case forward for a Tour Card next year. We’d love to be involved on a regular basis.”

Reigning Alpari World Match Racing Tour Champion Ian Williams will be defending his crown at the Monsoon Cup, having closed the gap on current leader Bjorn Hansen to just 2.25 points. With Keith Swinton (AUS) Black Swan Racing 21.25 points off of the leader in third, followed by fellow Australian Peter Gilmour (AUS) YANMAR Racing with a 28 point deficit, the top two have their destiny in their own hands at the Monsoon Cup. If one of them can win the event, they will take the coveted Tour title.

Phil Robertson (NZL) WAKA Racing will join compatriots Laurie Jury (NZL) Kiwi Match and Adam Minoprio, as he returns for the last Tour event of the year, having missed the last two regattas on America’s Cup duty, skippering China Team. In his second full Tour season, Robertson showed his great potential with a victory at the first event of the year, Match Race Germany then went on to record a third and a fourth in Korea and Sweden respectively.

Rounding out the field, Pierre-Antoine Morvan (FRA) Vannes Agglo Sailing Team will hope to build on the consistency which has seen progress to the knockout stage over every Tour event he has competed in this year, whilst Johnie Berntsson (SWE) is targeting another late charge to the overall podium positions.

 

For a taster of the upcoming action, visit: http://www.youtube.com/worldmrt

Follow the Monsoon Cup online from 3rd to 8th December at http://www.wmrt.com/live.html.

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Live event Twitter feed: www.twitter.com/wmrt_liverace

 

Monsoon Cup – Competing Teams:

Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Mekonomen Sailing Team

Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar

Keith Swinton (AUS) Black Swan Racing

Peter Gilmour (AUS) YANMAR Racing

Pierre-Antoine Morvan (FRA) Vannes Agglo Sailing Team

Laurie Jury (NZL) Kiwi Match

Phil Robertson (NZL) WAKA Racing

Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Berntsson Sailing Team

Taylor Canfield (USVI) US One

Adam Minoprio (NZL) Team Alpari

David Gilmour (AUS) Team Gilmour

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