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  • Qualifying Round - Flight 1 View all results
    M1 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas 0 vs 1 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M2 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing
    M3 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 2 View all results
    M4 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
    M5 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 1 vs 0 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing
    M6 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 3 View all results
    M7 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing 1 vs 0 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
    M8 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M9 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Eric Monnin Team SailBox
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 4 View all results
    M10 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team
    M11 Mathew Jerwood Redline Racing 0 vs 1 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M12 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing 1 vs 0 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 5 View all results
    M13 Mathew Jerwood Redline Racing 1 vs 0 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team
    M14 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M15 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 6 View all results
    M16 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M17 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Mathew Jerwood Redline Racing
    M18 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team 0 vs 1 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 7 View all results
    M19 Mathew Jerwood Redline Racing 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M20 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
    M21 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 8 View all results
    M22 Mathew Jerwood Redline Racing 0 vs 1 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
    M23 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M24 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 9 View all results
    M25 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing 0 vs 1 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M26 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
    M27 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Eric Monnin Team SailBox
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 10 View all results
    M28 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing
    M29 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
    M30 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 1 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 11 View all results
    M31 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
    M32 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M33 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 12 View all results
    M34 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M35 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M36 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team 1 vs 0 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 13 View all results
    M37 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M38 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 1 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M39 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing 1 vs 0 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 14 View all results
    M40 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing 1 vs 0 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
    M41 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M42 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Mathew Jerwood Redline Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 15 View all results
    M43 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast 0 vs 1 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M44 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team
    M45 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing 0 vs 1 Mathew Jerwood Redline Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 16 View all results
    M46 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
    M47 Mathew Jerwood Redline Racing 0 vs 0 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M48 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing 0 vs 0 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 17 View all results
    M49 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
    M50 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 0 vs 0 Mathew Jerwood Redline Racing
    M51 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 18 View all results
    M52 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Mathew Jerwood Redline Racing
    M53 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas 0 vs 0 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
    M54 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 0 vs 0 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 19 View all results
    M55 Mathew Jerwood Redline Racing 0 vs 0 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
    M56 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team
    M57 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 0 vs 0 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 20 View all results
    M58 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team 0 vs 0 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M59 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 0 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing
    M60 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 21 View all results
    M61 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 0 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M62 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M63 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing 0 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 22 View all results
    M64 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing 0 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M65 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing 0 vs 0 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M66 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team

Williams tops Qualifying as Jablonski squeaks in

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Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar team are straight through to the semi final after finishing top of the Qualifying Round © Brian Carlin / WMRTdanna-salary.com rikon-ya.com kvartiraarenda.com.uaavtokum.com/http://uniti.ua/

Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar team are straight through to the semi final after finishing top of the Qualifying Round © Brian Carlin / WMRTdanna-salary.com rikon-ya.com kvartiraarenda.com.uaavtokum.com/http://uniti.ua/

Langenargen, Germany (18 May 2013): “It’s not normally like this” - a phrase regularly heard in sailing circles in reference to ‘unusual weather’, but for once this has worked in the favour of competitors at Match Race Germany, the opening event of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. After a brief lull in the middle of the day the wind filled in this afternoon and the sun came out allowing the race committee to complete Qualifying and start the Quarter Finals.

It was a dramatic afternoon for Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew, who today faced tough matches against Phil Robertson and Taylor Canfield. In the first, Robertson and his WAKA Racing team made the best of the pre-start to lead off the line. The Kiwi skipper looked set to take the point that would see him through to the Quarter Finals, but this did not come to pass.   

“We were a little bit lucky,” admitted Williams. “We just got the pressure and we rolled him. It is real tricky conditions when it is like that.”

The heavyweight bout to decide the overall winner of Qualifying was in the final flight when Williams’ crew lined up against Taylor Canfield and USone. In this the GAC Pindar team managed to push the US Virgin Islander’s team out to the left hand layline where there was less pressure.

“It was a nice job by the boys – 9-2 is a great performance in Qualifying,” said Williams. As winner of Qualifying, GAC Pindar now fast tracks through to the Semi Finals.

A surprise Quarter Finalist was former America’s Cup helm Karol Jablonski. The Pole was tied on five points with Phil Robertson and Pierre Antoine Morvan at the conclusion of the Qualifying, but on countback was the only one of the trio to make it through. So sure was Jablonski’s team of not qualifying that they had spent the afternoon commiserating with the local brew. No doubt suitably relaxed, Jablonski promptly went out and dispatched Mathieu Richard in the first of the Quarter Final matches.

The bottom five of the opening 12 are heading home. In addition to Morvan and Robertson, winner here last year, this includes Keith Swinton, plus the two German teams of Philipp Buhl and National Match Racing Champion Sven Erik Horsch.

Philipp Buhl was pleased today to claim a point off Jablonski, after they had got the better of the Pole in the prestart. Following this, his first ever match racing event, Buhl said: “We learned a lot, but we are still aren’t able to perform as well as the others.” Olympic 49er sailor crew Erik Heil in his crew added: “I think on average my heart rate was over 130! And that was in light winds. In the 49er, it’s never over 100...”

France’s Pierre Antoine Morvan, skipper of the Vannes Agglo Sailing Team, felt hard done by. He’s heading home but his cause was not helped by an umpiring error in his match against Bjorn Hansen’s Mekonomen Sailing Team.

“Today we sailed well and we won two matches, but unfortunately Bjorn touched the upwind mark and the umpires didn’t see that, which is why we lost that match,” said Morvan.

The French skipper was understandably disgruntled by the umpiring error which could have kept his team in the competition. “Last year we were the only crew that always made it to the Quarter Finals - we were good in the Qualifying,” he said.

After looking shaky first thing this morning, Team Alpari FX, skippered by former Alpari World Match Racing Tour Champion Adam Minoprio, got back into contention winning matches against Johnnie Berntsson and Mathieu Richard. In the former, Minoprio managed to get a hook on his Swedish opponent and led off the line. In the latter he managed to plant a pre-start penalty on Richard, who in turn hooked the Team Alpari FX boat, but Minoprio still managed to lead off the line.

“We were just making stupid mistakes and today we managed to eliminate them,” said Minoprio. “As a team we are getting better and better at sailing these boats.”

The fate of Johnnie Berntsson’s Stena Sailing Team was also in the balance this morning. This year his team has a new sponsor in Swedish company Stena, best known for shipping (the third company in this line to back a team in on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, along with GAC and Mathieu Richard’s sponsor, GEFCO).

However a 1-1 score, losing to Minoprio, but winning to Sven Erik Horsch saw them qualify on 6 points.

“We were not as strong as we were in the starts before, but we managed to come back in one of the races,” said Berntsson.

With the wind holding, the first two matches of the Quarter Finals were held.

QUARTER FINAL RESULTS AFTER TWO MATCHES

Mathieu Richard (FRA) GEFCO Match Racing Team vs Karol Jablonski (GER) Jablonski Sailing Team 1-1

Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Stena Sailing Team vs Taylor Canfield (ISV) USone Sailing Team 2-0

Björn Hansen (SWE) Mekonomen Sailing Team vs Adam Minoprio (NZL) Team Alpari FX 1-1

FINAL QUALIFYING ROUND STANDINGS

Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar 9-2
Mathieu Richard (FRA) GEFCO Match Racing Team 8-3
Taylor Canfield (ISV) USone Sailing Team 8-3
Björn Hansen (SWE) Mekonomen Sailing Team 7.5-3
Adam Minoprio (NZL) Team Alpari FX 6-5
Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Stena Sailing Team 6-5
Karol Jablonski (GER) Jablonski Sailing Team 5-6
Pierre Antoine Morvan (FRA) Vannes Agglo Sailing Team 5-6
Phil Robertson (NZL) WAKA Racing 5-6
Keith Swinton (AUS) Black Swan Racing 4-7
Philip Buhl (GER) Deutsches Youth America's Cup Team 2-9
Sven-Erick Horsch (GER) NRV Match Race Team 0-11

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