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  • Qualifying Round - Flight 1 View all results
    M1 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 1 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing
    M2 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M3 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M4 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 2 View all results
    M5 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M6 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M7 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M8 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 3 View all results
    M9 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M10 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M11 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR
    M12 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 4 View all results
    M13 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR
    M14 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 1 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M15 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M16 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 5 View all results
    M17 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M18 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 1 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
    M19 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR
    M20 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 6 View all results
    M21 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M22 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
    M23 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing
    M24 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 7 View all results
    M25 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M26 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M27 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR
    M28 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 8 View all results
    M29 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 1 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M30 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M31 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M32 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 9 View all results
    M33 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M34 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M35 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR
    M36 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 10 View all results
    M37 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
    M38 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M39 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft 0 vs 1 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M40 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 11 View all results
    M41 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M42 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 1 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M43 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M44 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 12 View all results
    M45 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team 0 vs 1 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M46 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 1 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M47 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 1 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing
    M48 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 13 View all results
    M49 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M50 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing
    M51 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M52 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing 0 vs 1 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 14 View all results
    M53 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Eric Monnin Team SailBox
    M54 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing
    M55 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M56 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team 1 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 15 View all results
    M57 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M58 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M59 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M60 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 16 View all results
    M61 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M62 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M63 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M64 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 17 View all results
    M65 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 1 vs 0 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
    M66 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing 1 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M67 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M68 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 18 View all results
    M69 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
    M70 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M71 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M72 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 19 View all results
    M73 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team 1 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M74 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR
    M75 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 1 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M76 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 20 View all results
    M77 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M78 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing
    M79 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR 1 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 21 View all results
    M80 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M81 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR
    M82 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M83 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 22 View all results
    M84 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR 0 vs 1 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M85 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Eric Monnin Team SailBox
    M86 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
    M87 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 23 View all results
    M88 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M89 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson TRE-FOR
    M90 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M91 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team

Semi Final or Bust for Top Two at Monsoon Cup

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Bjorn Hansen still leads the way in the overall standings but Ian Williams has closed the gap ahead of the season finale, Monsoon Cup PHOTO: Rick Tomlinson/AWMRTpref.ibaraki.jp evakuator-servis.com europosud.uahttp://www.health-scan.co.ukhttp://maindress.com.ua/

Bjorn Hansen still leads the way in the overall standings but Ian Williams has closed the gap ahead of the season finale, Monsoon Cup PHOTO: Rick Tomlinson/AWMRTpref.ibaraki.jp evakuator-servis.com europosud.uahttp://www.health-scan.co.ukhttp://maindress.com.ua/

London, UK – 15 November, 2012: Current Alpari World Match Racing Tour leader Bjorn Hansen believes that anything less than a Semi Final appearance from either himself or main rival Ian Williams at the Monsoon Cup will end their challenge for the Tour title this season.

Hansen (SWE) Mekonomen Sailing Team maintains top spot ahead of Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar due to his early season successes at the Korea Match Cup and Match Cup Sweden, which powered him to the top of the leaderboard. The Swede goes into the Monsoon Cup with favourable head-to-head stats of 9-5 against his closest rival, the pair having battled to lead the overall standings for the majority of the season. Hansen, said: “Realistically, I think one of Ian’s [Williams] team or mine will take the title this year because if you look back over the season, there has only been one event in which both of us have failed to make the Semi Final, and that’s what it is going to take for the overall Tour victory.

At the St. Moritz Match Race, Hansen ensured Williams elimination at the qualifying stage by beating him in the very last race but then failed to capitalise, getting eliminated himself in the Quarter Finals. Williams feels that that result kept him in the hunt, saying: “St. Moritz was very significant. It left Bjorn [Hansen] with a chance to go on and pick up some big points in the knowledge we’d been knocked out and it might have actually sealed the overall victory for him. Luckily for us he didn’t go past the Quarter Final and we’ve since been able to get the points needed to catch up.”

Hansen feels that it would be fitting to see the two top teams of the season so far go head-to-head in the knockout stages in Malaysia. He said: “We are neck and neck going into this event and in a dream scenario, the Final race at the Monsoon Cup would be us against Ian [Williams] with us taking the victory. However, we know that there are 10 other teams there that will also be desperate for a good result.”

Twelve years after first competing at a Tour event, Hansen has never been closer to capturing the title. He outlined just what victory would mean to his team, saying: “No Swedish team has ever won the ISAF Match Racing World Championship and this year is the best chance that we as a team have had to secure the title. We feel comfortable with the 5 man teams at the Monsoon Cup and it is an exciting thing for us. We know that we can sail well in Malaysia but you always have to hope that the week goes your way too.”

Reigning Tour Champion Ian Williams won the Monsoon Cup in 2011 and along with Hansen and Peter Gilmour (AUS) YANMAR Racing, is one of the skippers with the experience of having battled through several Tour campaigns. He said, “We’ve been to the Monsoon Cup four times with a realistic chance of taking the overall Tour title and having experienced that position previously, I think it gives the team the knowledge of how to deal with the situation in the best possible way. We’ll have the same preparation as we did before our victory last year so we will be ready.

“I think in Malaysia, any of the 12 teams there can affect the result and everyone will be trying to win the regatta. All the teams are keen to add as many points as possible to their total on the Tour leaderboard and if that means eliminating Bjorn [Hansen] or us, then I’m sure they’ll take that opportunity.”

Williams has recently been shortlisted by both the Yachting Journalists Association and Yachts & Yachting for their respective ‘Sailor of the Year’ awards, testament to his continued impressive form this year. The Brit has finished on the podium in five of the six Tour events that he has competed in, taking dominant victories at the Chicago Match Cup and Match Race France. Referring to his results this season, Williams suggests he is happy with the way his team have performed throughout a tough season, saying: “We’ve been really consistent and have made the podium at 5 out of 6 events. Despite having to chase down a big gap from early in the year, I always expected to be back within shooting distance in time for the Monsoon Cup. That consistency has held us in very good stead.”

The Monsoon Cup, Malaysia’s second biggest sports event of the year, will take place on 3-8 December at the Ri-Yaz Heritage Marina Resort & Spa, Pulau Duyong, Kuala Terengganu.

 

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.

Tour regular Twitter feed: http://www.twitter.com/wmrt

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

 

Current standings: http://www.wmrt.com/result/leaderboard.html

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

Adam Minoprio (NZL) BlackMatch

Taylor Canfield (USVI) USone

David Gilmour (AUS) Team Gilmour

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