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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

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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