World Match Racing Tour.

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  • Qualifying Round - Flight 1 View all results
    M1 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team
    M2 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing
    M3 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 2 View all results
    M4 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 1 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team
    M5 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing
    M6 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 3 View all results
    M7 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M8 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 1 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 4 View all results
    M9 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 David Gilmour Team Gilmour
    M10 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M11 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 5 View all results
    M12 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 1 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M13 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M14 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 1 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 6 View all results
    M15 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M16 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M17 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 7 View all results
    M18 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M19 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 1 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M20 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Eric Monnin Team SailBox
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 8 View all results
    M21 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M22 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 1 Eric Monnin Team SailBox
    M23 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 9 View all results
    M24 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 0 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing
    M25 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
    M26 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 10 View all results
    M27 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing 0 vs 0 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
    M28 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team
    M29 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 11 View all results
    M30 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 0 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team
    M31 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M32 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 12 View all results
    M33 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M34 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing 0 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M35 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 13 View all results
    M36 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 0 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
    M37 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M38 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 14 View all results
    M39 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing 0 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M40 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M41 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 15 View all results
    M42 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M43 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 0 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M44 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing 0 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 16 View all results
    M45 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M46 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M47 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 0 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 17 View all results
    M48 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing 0 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M49 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M50 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 0 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 18 View all results
    M51 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing 0 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M52 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M53 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 19 View all results
    M54 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M55 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 0 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
    M56 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 20 View all results
    M57 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M58 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 0 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing
    M59 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 21 View all results
    M60 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M61 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M62 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing 0 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 22 View all results
    M63 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing
    M64 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M65 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 0 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
Event Schedule
  • Wednesday, 29 July 10:00-18:00 Qualifying Sessions  18:30 Press conference  20:00 Social Events | Thursday, 30 July 10:00-18:00 Qualifying Sessions   18:30 Press Conference  20:00 Open Ceremony  20:30 Social Events | Friday, 31 July  10:00 -17:30 Semi Finals   17:30-18:00 VIP Pro/Am Race   18:30 Press conference   20:30 Social Events | Saturday, 1 August  10:00-14:00 Finals  15:00 Press conference   19:00 Prize Giving Ceremony – Energa Sopot Match Race   20:30 Closing Ceremony

Williams tops Qualifying as Jablonski squeaks in

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Match Day Statistics
Björn Hansen - 4 races won
Eric Monnin - 4 races won
Johnie Berntsson - 3 races won
Przemysław Tarnacki - 3 races won
Nicolai Sehested - 2 races won
Sam Gilmour - 2 races won
David Gilmour - 1 race won
Ian Williams - 1 race won
Reuben Corbett - 1 race won
Karol Jablonski - 1 race won
Matthew Jerwood - 0 races won
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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