World Match Racing Tour. ALPARI

ISAF Special Event

  • Qualifying Round - Group 2 - Flight 1 View all results
    M1 Chris Poole Riptide Racing 1 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
    M4 Nathan Outteridge Artemis Racing 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M6 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 1 vs 0 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M7 Lance Fraser DigiCel Bermuda 0 vs 1 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Group 2 - Flight 2 View all results
    M9 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 1 vs 0 Nathan Outteridge Artemis Racing
    M11 Chris Poole Riptide Racing 1 vs 0 Lance Fraser DigiCel Bermuda
    M13 Marek Stanczyk Henri Lloyd Rainmaker Racing 1 vs 0 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M15 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
  • Qualifying Round - Group 2 - Flight 3 View all results
    M18 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M20 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M22 Chris Poole Riptide Racing 0 vs 1 David Gilmour Team Gilmour
    M23 Marek Stanczyk Henri Lloyd Rainmaker Racing 1 vs 0 Nathan Outteridge Artemis Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Group 2 - Flight 4 View all results
    M25 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 1 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
    M28 Marek Stanczyk Henri Lloyd Rainmaker Racing 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M29 Lance Fraser DigiCel Bermuda 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M31 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 0 vs 1 Nathan Outteridge Artemis Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Group 2 - Flight 5 View all results
    M34 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 1 vs 0 Lance Fraser DigiCel Bermuda
    M35 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M38 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Marek Stanczyk Henri Lloyd Rainmaker Racing
    M40 Chris Poole Riptide Racing 0 vs 1 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Group 2 - Flight 6 View all results
    M41 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 0 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M44 Lance Fraser DigiCel Bermuda 0 vs 0 Marek Stanczyk Henri Lloyd Rainmaker Racing
    M45 Chris Poole Riptide Racing 0 vs 0 Nathan Outteridge Artemis Racing
    M48 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
  • Qualifying Round - Group 2 - Flight 7 View all results
    M49 Nathan Outteridge Artemis Racing 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
    M51 Chris Poole Riptide Racing 0 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M53 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 0 Lance Fraser DigiCel Bermuda
    M56 Marek Stanczyk Henri Lloyd Rainmaker Racing 0 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Group 2 - Flight 8 View all results
    M57 Lance Fraser DigiCel Bermuda 0 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M59 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 0 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
    M61 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 0 Nathan Outteridge Artemis Racing
    M63 Marek Stanczyk Henri Lloyd Rainmaker Racing 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
  • Qualifying Round - Group 2 - Flight 9 View all results
    M66 Chris Poole Riptide Racing 0 vs 0 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M67 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 0 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team
    M70 Nathan Outteridge Artemis Racing 0 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
    M71 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
  • Qualifying Round - Group 2 - Flight 10 View all results
    M74 Lance Fraser DigiCel Bermuda 0 vs 0 Nathan Outteridge Artemis Racing
    M75 Chris Poole Riptide Racing 0 vs 0 Marek Stanczyk Henri Lloyd Rainmaker Racing
    M77 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
    M80 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Group 2 - Flight 11 View all results
    M81 Chris Poole Riptide Racing 0 vs 0 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team
    M83 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 0 Marek Stanczyk Henri Lloyd Rainmaker Racing
    M85 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 0 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
    M88 Lance Fraser DigiCel Bermuda 0 vs 0 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
  • Qualifying Round - Group 2 - Flight 12 View all results
    M89 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
  • Qualifying Round - Group 1 - Flight 1 View all results
    M2 Dirk-Jan Korpershoek Korpershoek Racing 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M3 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 0 vs 1 Somers Kempe Raymarine/Ocean Electronics
    M5 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M8 David Storrs Pequot Racing Team 0 vs 1 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Group 1 - Flight 2 View all results
    M10 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Somers Kempe Raymarine/Ocean Electronics
    M12 David Storrs Pequot Racing Team 1 vs 0 Dirk-Jan Korpershoek Korpershoek Racing
    M14 Arthur Herreman Match The World 0 vs 1 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team
    M16 Francesco Bruni Luna Rossa 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
  • Qualifying Round - Group 1 - Flight 3 View all results
    M17 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M19 Dirk-Jan Korpershoek Korpershoek Racing 0 vs 1 Francesco Bruni Luna Rossa
    M21 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
    M24 Arthur Herreman Match The World 1 vs 0 Somers Kempe Raymarine/Ocean Electronics
  • Qualifying Round - Group 1 - Flight 4 View all results
    M26 Francesco Bruni Luna Rossa 0 vs 1 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
    M27 Arthur Herreman Match The World 0 vs 1 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M30 David Storrs Pequot Racing Team 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M32 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Somers Kempe Raymarine/Ocean Electronics
  • Qualifying Round - Group 1 - Flight 5 View all results
    M33 David Storrs Pequot Racing Team 0 vs 1 Francesco Bruni Luna Rossa
    M36 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M37 Arthur Herreman Match The World 0 vs 1 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M39 Dirk-Jan Korpershoek Korpershoek Racing 0 vs 1 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Group 1 - Flight 6 View all results
    M42 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Francesco Bruni Luna Rossa
    M43 Arthur Herreman Match The World 0 vs 0 David Storrs Pequot Racing Team
    M46 Dirk-Jan Korpershoek Korpershoek Racing 0 vs 0 Somers Kempe Raymarine/Ocean Electronics
    M47 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Group 1 - Flight 7 View all results
    M50 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Somers Kempe Raymarine/Ocean Electronics
    M52 Dirk-Jan Korpershoek Korpershoek Racing 0 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M54 David Storrs Pequot Racing Team 0 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M55 Arthur Herreman Match The World 0 vs 0 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Group 1 - Flight 8 View all results
    M58 David Storrs Pequot Racing Team 0 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M60 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
    M62 Francesco Bruni Luna Rossa 0 vs 0 Somers Kempe Raymarine/Ocean Electronics
    M64 Arthur Herreman Match The World 0 vs 0 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
  • Qualifying Round - Group 1 - Flight 9 View all results
    M65 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Dirk-Jan Korpershoek Korpershoek Racing
    M68 Francesco Bruni Luna Rossa 0 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M69 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Somers Kempe Raymarine/Ocean Electronics
    M72 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
  • Qualifying Round - Group 1 - Flight 10 View all results
    M73 David Storrs Pequot Racing Team 0 vs 0 Somers Kempe Raymarine/Ocean Electronics
    M76 Arthur Herreman Match The World 0 vs 0 Dirk-Jan Korpershoek Korpershoek Racing
    M78 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
    M79 Francesco Bruni Luna Rossa 0 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
  • Qualifying Round - Group 1 - Flight 11 View all results
    M82 Dirk-Jan Korpershoek Korpershoek Racing 0 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M84 Arthur Herreman Match The World 0 vs 0 Francesco Bruni Luna Rossa
    M86 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 0 vs 0 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
    M87 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 0 David Storrs Pequot Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Group 1 - Flight 12 View all results
    M90 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Ian Williams GAC Pindar

Survival of the fittest

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Bermuda (10th October 2013): A major culling took place on day three of the Argo Group Gold Cup, the penultimate event on the 2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour when the eight quarter finalists were decided from the 20 strong starting grid in Qualifying. 12 crews are now packing their bags and heading home.

None of the skippers has so far survived without dropping at least one match. Three finished on 8-1: Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar team fell to Bjorn Hansen’s eWork Sailing Team, while among the two crews fresh from the America’s Cup in San Francisco, Ben Ainslie lost to Ian Williams, while Francesco Bruni’s Luna Rossa crew fell to Keith Swinton’s Black Swan Racing.

Sadly the big guns not making it through to the Quarter Finals include Johnie Berntsson, Pierre Antoine Morvan, William Tiller and Mathieu Richard.

Hamilton Harbour was its usual balmy self today, however the wind had veered into the southwest forcing David Campbell-James’ race management team to set shorter courses across the Harbour rather than down its length. Conditions were also lighter, challenging the tacticians with shifts and holes on the course.

Ben Ainslie’s Argo Group-backed team managed to overhaul Pierre Antoine Morvan up the first beat and then led for the rest of his race, but in the second he was trailing Will Tiller’s Full Metal Jacket team only for the Kiwi team to sail the wrong course, thinking they had finished after two laps, rather than three.

“It was a bit lucky for us,” said Ainslie. The British Olympic legend admitted he was surprised to have come out among the top trio in Qualifying. “We didn’t even think we’d get through to the next round. We had no idea how things would go. We are here to have fun.”

Tonight he and his tactician Iain Percy will be central to a fundraiser for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation hosted at the home of Mark Watson, CEO and President of Argo Group. “It is shaping up Mark and Ana Paula Watson have put a lot into hosting the evening. Any support people can give, we’d really appreciate it.”

Today, after winning the ‘spaghetti showdown’ against fellow countryman Simone Ferrarese, Francesco Bruni got roundly beaten by Keith Swinton’s Black Swan Racing team. “I made a mistake in the pre-start and got a penalty straightaway. Then on the second beat we had a dial-down situation where I was pretty sure we were safe, but I got another penalty. Anyway, it is hard to keep a high record for so long. We are happy going into the Quarter Finals.”

But today the focus was more on those fighting for a berth in the Quarter Finals.

For example Bjorn Hansen’s position was looking marginal going into today, but victory over Ian Williams helped him through. “It feels good,” said Hansen of his win over the Alpari World Match Racing Tour leader. The Swedish skipper managed to put a penalty on Williams in the prestart and led around the course, but Williams closed on him and up the second beat there was a dial down during which the British crew picked up a second penalty. “After that it was pretty much game over. As always with Ian after the first three dial ups there is a lot of shouting and screaming and laughing – everything happens out there.”

But the biggest come-backs were made by Keith Swinton and defending champion Taylor Canfield and his USone team.

Swinton was pleased to have beaten Bruni, but his toughest match was against Johnie Berntsson, in which he came out on top.  The Australian skipper felt today’s luck made up for a disappointing first day when he lost two points through his boats twice experiencing main halyard failures.

After dropping two points on day one, defending champion of the Argo Group Gold Cup, Taylor Canfield has gone on to win six races in a row. “It is reassuring for us,” said Canfield. “We are feeling great in the boat. At this event, the tough goal is to make the quarter finals.”  

The highlight of their day was racing Adam Minoprio and his Team Alpari FX. In this Canfield led off the line only for Minoprio to catch up. “We came back together and we got a red flag penalty for tacking too close and forcing our way between Adam and the mark,” explains the US Virgin skipper. They carried out their penalty and it appeared to be all over when Canfield caught a gust to roll past Minoprio and take the win.  

Not so happy about his performance was Stena Sailing Team skipper Johnie Berntsson. “That was probably my worst day,” admitted the Swedish skipper. “We made too many mistakes in our decisions. This was one of those days when you don’t get anything to work as you want. When we had an advantage or an opportunity then we didn’t have any luck, there was a shift against us or the wind died. This was a really bad day for us.”

For the Quarter-Finals tomorrow, Ian Williams has picked to race Taylor Canfield, while Francisco Bruni will race Phil Robertson, Adam Minoprio chose Keith Swinton, leaving Bjorn Hansen to sail Sir Ben Ainslie. 


Argo Group Gold Cup, Stage 5, Alpari World Match Racing Tour 

Group 1 Day 3 Results

Francesco Bruni (ITA) Luna Rossa 8-1
Taylor Canfield (ISV) USone 7-2
Adam Minoprio (NZL) Team Alpari FX 7-2
Keith Swinton (AUS) Black Swan Racing 6-3
Eric Monnin (SWI( Swiss Match Race Team 4-5
Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Stena Sailing Team 4-5
Simone Ferrarese (ITA) Ferrarese Sailing Team 3-6
Lance Fraser (BER) Digicel Business Match Racing 3-6
Marek Stanczyk (POL) Nautiner Yachts Sailing Team 2-7
Chris Poole (USA) Riptide Racing 1-8

Group 2 Day 3 Results 

Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar 8-1
Sir Ben Ainslie (GBR) Ben Ainslie Sailing Team sponsored by Argo Group 8-1
Bjorn Hansen (SWE) eWork Sailing Team 6-3
Phil Robertson (NZL) WAKA Racing 5-4
Chris Steel (NZL) 36 Below Racing 5-4
Pierre-Antoine Morvan (FRA) Vannes Agglo Sailing Team 5-4
Mathieu Richard (FRA) GEFCO Match Racing Team 3-6
Nicolai Sehested (DEN) Trefor Match Racing 2-7
Will Tiller (NZL) Full Metal Jacket 2-7
Joshua Greenslade (BER) Wide Open Racing 1-8

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