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

Day of two halves

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Richard takes the lead from Jablonski © Photo by Brian Carlin / AWMRTdetail.chiebukuro.yahoo.co.jp www.facebook.com http://www.goodportal.com.uawww.atl-service.kiev.ua/stockopt.com.ua/

Richard takes the lead from Jablonski © Photo by Brian Carlin / AWMRTdetail.chiebukuro.yahoo.co.jp www.facebook.com http://www.goodportal.com.uawww.atl-service.kiev.ua/stockopt.com.ua/

Day of two halves Langenargen, Germany (19 May 2013): Light winds, strong winds, shifty winds, stable winds, rain, shine – Lake Constance is throwing up all imaginable conditions to test the skippers at Match Race Germany, the opening event of the 2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Today it was the turn of 25 knot winds, sharp seas and driving rain in the morning only for these to peter out leading to a long delay before the Semi Finals could start.

The Quarter Finals comprised three first-to-three point matches, which got underway late yesterday afternoon. Today started with Karol Jablonski level at 1-1 against Mathieu Richard’s GEFCO Match Racing Team, Adam Minoprio’s Team Alpari FX on the same score with Bjorn Hansen’s Mekonomen Sailing Team and Johnie Berntsson’s Stena Sailing Team looking strong 2-0 up against Taylor Canfield and USone.

Having the easiest ride through the Semi Finals was France’s Mathieu Richard who won both his matches today against the Polish former America’s Cup helm and ISAF Match Racing World Champion.

The experienced Richard said this was not the first time he’d experienced such tough conditions off Langenargen. They were equally unpleasant six years ago in the final he sailed (and lost) against Paolo Cian. “I was very happy with the way we sailed. The crew did an excellent job in difficult conditions - it was very tricky to keep the boat going fast and to have smooth manoeuvres. We did a great job in that, which was the key point today.”

In 20-25 knots, the Bavaria 40S yachts used at Match Race Germany are also hard work for a five man crew to race well. “Everything is tough on board,” admitted Richard. “They are very physical, that is why the crew work is crucial.”
Jablonski was pleased to have got so far into the event considering that he only sails one or two match racing events each year. Despite their experience his crew, that included Polish Olympic Star sailor Dominik Zycki, was lacking the fluidity of their competitors.

Adam Minoprio once again did his ‘comeback kid’ routine. His Team Alpari FX crew lost today’s first race to Björn Hansen’s team after picking up a penalty for failing to keep clear as the two boats came together up the first beat. This left the Kiwi team 1-2 down.

In the next race they had a dramatic final run where neck and neck, the Swedish crew luffed slightly causing both boats to wipe out. After they had recovered and careered on towards the finish line, Minoprio managed to make use of the finish line bias to take the point. “We got him by a centimetre,” admitted the Kiwi.

In the final race Hansen won the start but coming into the top mark Minoprio managed to roll past as, short of the layline, the Swedes slowed as they attempted to shoot the mark. Like Richard, Minoprio put his success today down to superior boat handling by his crew. “The guys did really well - the main part of where we got Bjorn today is that we could keep the boat fast, we were tacking faster and in general were a lot smoother and quicker around the course.”

After a relatively slow start to Match Race Germany, Johnie Berntsson’s Stena Sailing Team crew has been firing on all cylinders in the Quarter Finals, resulting in some of the most aggressive and penalty-laden bouts we have seen here.

Yesterday Berntsson had Canfield on the ropes with a 2-0 advantage including one race where he had recovered from two penalties down after hooking into his own personal breeze. This morning Canfield fought back to even the scoreline. “In the first race we had one penalty against him and in next one we had two against him,” described Canfield. “But in the last one he sailed a much cleaner pre-start and I made a little error in a dial-down just after the start.” From this Canfield’s USone team was unable to recover, ending the US Virgin Islander’s winning streak (he won the last two events of 2012 – Argo Group Gold Cup and the Monsoon Cup).

“We are a little disappointed, but we have definitely learned a ton as a group here,” said Canfield, gently steaming as he dried out in the competitors’ tent afterwards. “And the rain doesn’t make things easy either. But it was still a great day’s sailing. I don’t think there was ever a point where it was unfair sailing at this event. All in all it was a good event and this was our first as a Tour Card Holder. Our team is strong and we’ll just continue to grow through the year.”

Early afternoon, the wind died and the sun came out. It wasn’t until late afternoon that Rudi Magg’s race management team could get the Semi Finals underway.

Having come out top of Qualifying, Ian Williams chose to take on Berntsson in the first-to-three point Semis, leaving Mathieu Richard up against Adam Minoprio. As a light breeze filled in, the GAC Pindar crew came out on top in their first match while the Franco-Kiwi match was more nip and tuck with Richard finally edging ahead on the second beat to take his first point.

Racing will conclude tomorrow at Match Race Germany with the remaining races of the Semi Finals going into the first-to-three point Finals. Who knows what the weather will bring.

FINAL SEMI FINAL RESULTS AFTER FLIGHT 2
Mathieu Richard (FRA) GEFCO Match Racing Team vs Adam Minoprio (NZL) Team Alpari FX 1-1
Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar v Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Stena Sailing Team 1-1

FINAL QUARTER FINAL RESULTS
Mathieu Richard (FRA) GEFCO Match Racing Team vs Karol Jablonski (GER) Jablonski Sailing Team 3-1
Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Stena Sailing Team vs Taylor Canfield (ISV) USone Sailing Team 3-2
Björn Hansen (SWE) Mekonomen Sailing Team vs Adam Minoprio (NZL) Team Alpari FX 2-3

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