World Match Racing Tour.

ISAF Special Event

  • 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 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing
    M8 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M9 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 1 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 4 View all results
    M10 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 David Gilmour Team Gilmour
    M11 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M12 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 5 View all results
    M13 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 1 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M14 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M15 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 1 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 6 View all results
    M16 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M17 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M18 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 7 View all results
    M19 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M20 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 1 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M21 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Eric Monnin Team SailBox
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 8 View all results
    M22 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M23 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 1 Eric Monnin Team SailBox
    M24 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 9 View all results
    M25 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing
    M26 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
    M27 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 10 View all results
    M28 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing 1 vs 0 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
    M29 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team
    M30 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 11 View all results
    M31 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team
    M32 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M33 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 1 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 12 View all results
    M34 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M35 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing 0 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M36 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 13 View all results
    M37 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 0 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
    M38 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M39 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 14 View all results
    M40 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing 0 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M41 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M42 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 15 View all results
    M43 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M44 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 0 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M45 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing 0 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 16 View all results
    M46 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M47 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M48 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 0 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 17 View all results
    M49 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing 0 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M50 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M51 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 0 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 18 View all results
    M52 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing 0 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M53 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M54 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 19 View all results
    M55 Karol Jablonski Jablonski Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M56 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 0 Nicolai Sehested Trefor Match Racing
    M57 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 20 View all results
    M58 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M59 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 0 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing
    M60 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 21 View all results
    M61 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M62 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M63 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing 0 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 22 View all results
    M64 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Matthew Jerwood Redline Racing
    M65 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M66 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

Ian Williams hits the bricks

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Match Day Statistics
Björn Hansen - 5 races won
Karol Jablonski - 4 races won
Eric Monnin - 4 races won
Johnie Berntsson - 4 races won
Nicolai Sehested - 3 races won
Przemysław Tarnacki - 3 races won
Ian Williams - 3 races won
Matthew Jerwood - 2 races won
Sam Gilmour - 2 races won
Reuben Corbett - 1 race won
David Gilmour - 1 race won
Waka Racing and Luna Rossa in the Quarter Finals at the Argo Group Gold Cup, Bermuda, part of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour.www57.atwiki.jp http://www.profitinvestblog.com europosud.uahttp://www.ag-tng.com.ua/pharmacity.com.ua

Waka Racing and Luna Rossa in the Quarter Finals at the Argo Group Gold Cup, Bermuda, part of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour.www57.atwiki.jp http://www.profitinvestblog.com europosud.uahttp://www.ag-tng.com.ua/pharmacity.com.ua

Bermuda (11th October 2013): It was another tense day on Hamilton Harbour where the first-to-three Quarter Final matches of the Argo Group Gold Cup, the penultimate event of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour were being played out. With the wind having veered into the southwest, racing took place under a scorching sun in a shifty 7-10 knots of breeze.

Francesco Bruni’s Luna Rossa team was the only one to go through 3-0, taking Phil Robertson’s WAKA Racing out of the competition. Sir Ben Ainslie’s Argo Group-backed team and Taylor Canfield’s USone both won their matches 3-1, respectively against Bjorn Hansen’s eWork Sailing Team and Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar. The only pairing to go the full nine yards was the Antipodean dust-up between Kiwi Adam Minoprio’s Team Alpari FX and Australian Keith Swinton’s Black Swan Racing, with Minoprio scraping through.

“It is incredible - I never thought we would win 3-0 against people who have been doing this for the last year full time,” said elated Italian, Francesco Bruni, who finished the 2011 Alpari World Match Racing Tour in second. “I am very happy with how things are going with my crew.”

Bruni added he was pleased that despite being a penalty down in the second race they had managed to extend away from their Kiwi opponent enough to carry out their turn.

The Quarter Final shock was certainly Ian Williams, the current Alpari World Match Racing Tour leader, being dispatched by defending champion Taylor Canfield. Coming out on top in Qualifying yesterday, Williams had been able to choose his opponent for the Quarter Finals and had picked the US Virgin Islands sailor as he represented his most major threat in the overall points for the 2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Sadly his choice back fired and after the pair drew level on 1-1, Canfield’s USone crew won the next two.

“We had a bunch of close ones,” said Canfield of the racing. “I can’t tell you the number of times we converged, coming back together bow to bow. None of the races was ever really over except the first one, when had put a nice lead on them up the first beat.”

While the wind was further right today, it has still been blowing off the land making it particularly tricky for the tacticians. But Canfield said that as an ex-College sailor, he liked these conditions.

Another man experienced with going the right way in tricky conditions was Ben Ainslie’s triple Olympic medallist tactician, Iain Percy. The Team Manager for America’s Cup challenger Artemis Racing kept his cool today, helping Ainslie’s team win three straight after losing the first race to Bjorn Hansen’s team - not quite Oracle Team USA’s comeback, but good enough.

”It was such a tricky day with the breeze all over the place, once you got off the start line it was about getting the shifts right,” said Ainslie. “And the boats are quite tweaky in those conditions, so it wasn’t easy for any of the teams.”

Bjorn Hansen admitted that he and his crew didn’t sail their best today. They were particularly sad to lose the second race when they had been leading but were a penalty down and had tried to carry out their turn coming into the final top mark, only for a wind shift to prevent this. The British Olympic legend closed in on them, and there wasn’t enough runway to carry out their turn before the finish. “That was frustrating. They were just a bit better than us today,” said the Swedish skipper.

Adam Minoprio, skipper of Team Alpari FX arrived back at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club tired, but smiling. “It was a very long morning for us. Keith took it all the way to the wire, but it was good to get a win over him in the final race after all the smart-arse Aussie remarks he was making about us at the press conference last night!” he said.

All their races were won in the pre-starts and once across the line it was a case of the rich getting richer. Minoprio said he was kicking himself for the two he lost. In one he got stuck in a slow tack on the start line, enabling Swinton to sail away from them while in the other he got his time on distance wrong and was simply late starting.

The Semi-Finals are scheduled to start tomorrow at 1300, preceeded by the 5th-8th place series starting at 1000.

Andrew Simpson fund raiser

Last night Sir Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy and many from the Argo Group Gold Cup attended the Andrew Simpson Gold Cup Benefit, including an auction which succeeded in raising US$ 86,780 for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. Among the items that went for the most money were a Corum watch that fetched US$ 7,000 and a selection of Ben Ainslie’s Oracle Team USA memorabilia, including his helmet and rash vest, that raised US$ 5,950.

This money will go to encouraging children to go sailing, by providing both equipment and coaching facilities. At present this is just in the UK and Bermuda. To date one generous donor to the Foundation has already provided eight Optimist dinghies for use in Bermuda.

The event was hosted by CEO and President of Argo Group, Mark Watson and his wife Ana Paula in their home. “We are incredibly grateful to them,” said Ainslie. 

Quarter-Finals Results

Taylor Canfield (ISV) beat Ian Williams (GBR) 3-1

Francesco Bruni (ITA) beat Phil Robertson (NZL) 3-0

Adam Minoprio (NZL) beat Keith Swinton (AUS) 3-2

Ben Ainslie (GBR) beat Bjorn Hansen (SWE) 3-1

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