World Match Racing Tour. ALPARI

ISAF Special Event

  • Qualifying Round - Flight 1 View all results
    M1 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 0 vs 0 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M2 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M3 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 0 vs 0 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M4 Taylor Canfield USone 0 vs 0 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 2 View all results
    M5 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
    M6 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield USone
    M7 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 0 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M8 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 3 View all results
    M9 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
    M10 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield USone
    M11 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 0 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M12 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 0 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 4 View all results
    M13 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 0 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M14 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 0 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M15 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M16 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 0 vs 0 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

Catching up with Pelle Petterson

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Pelle Petterson, the man behind PelleP brand © Photo by Brian Carlin/AWMRTnikki.ne.jp http://evakuator-servis.com weigandblog.webgarden.comhttp://www.evakuator-servis.comwww.goodportal.com.ua/

Pelle Petterson, the man behind PelleP brand © Photo by Brian Carlin/AWMRTnikki.ne.jp http://evakuator-servis.com weigandblog.webgarden.comhttp://www.evakuator-servis.comwww.goodportal.com.ua/

Marstrand, Sweden (5th July 2013): When it comes to match racing in Sweden, the icon is Pelle Pettersen. Sailor, skipper, yacht designer, the man who is famously the ‘P’ in the classic 1960s ‘P1800’ Volvo, as used in the TV series The Saint, Pettersen, 80, is certainly the stand-out figure of his generation and arguably Sweden’s most famous yachtsman alongside Volvo Ocean Race veterans Magnus Olsson and Roger Nilson.

Pettersen skippered the Swedish challenges in the 1977 and 1980 America’s Cups. During this period he also competed in numerous match racing events around the world, during which time he scored victories at the Liberty Cup in New York and another in Singapore.

“I think I did six Congressional Cups and about six Liberty Cup races and also events in France, England, Germany, Annapolis, etc – in fact, all over the place in those days,” recalls Pettersen, who was in Marstrand yesterday to take part in Stena Match Cup Sweden’s celebrity race alongside Swedish television stars, artists, writers, musicians and athletes. “I kept doing that as practice for the America’s Cup.”

Pettersen’s sailing career certainly helped spawn subsequent generations of Swedish match racers, notably Magnus Holmberg, best known for his role as skipper and helmsman of the most recent Swedish America’s Cup campaign, Victory Challenge. At Stena Match Cup Sweden, the sole Swedish event of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, the host nation continues to have strong representation with the two Tour Card holders this year being Swedish - Johnie Berntsson and his Stena Sailing Team and Bjorn Hansen’s eWork Sailing Team. They were joined this week in Marstrand by Henrik Eyerman. In fact Sweden and New Zealand are the only countries to have two representatives among the eight Tour Card holders this season.

With the origins of Stena Match Cup Sweden dating back 13 years, Pettersen’s career as a match racing skipper ended well before this event was established, but nonetheless he says he has attended every one of them. Marstrand, the paradise resort island on Sweden’s west coast where the event is held, is only an hour’s drive north from his home near Gothenburg.

However Pettersen has been involved on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour in other ways.

To the general public Pettersen may be remembered for designing Volvo’s most iconic sports car. He says he regrets not having spent more time in this industry. “That is the thing I should have been working on all my life – designing cars. But then boats came along and I enjoyed sailing so much that I tried to make a business out of sailing...”

But he also has a strong background as a yacht design. In the past he has designed the SM40, which during the mid-2000s was gearing up to be the Match Racing Tour’s one design, but today is only in use at events in Portugal and Brazil. As a yacht designer Pettersen is still today involved with Maxi Yachts, the Swedish builder of two models, 40 and 42ft long, both of which he penned. 

Today Pelle Pettersen is better known for the Pelle P clothing range.  “That is the most amusing/successful part,” he says with a smile.  “It is my daughter Cecilia who runs that company. I have very little to do with it, but I try to be helpful. She is doing all the design work. I am the test pilot/the model!”

Pelle P is the Official Clothing Partner of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. The Swedish company creates and sells both technical sailing clothes as well as casual wear and also has a ski/winter collection. 

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