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 1 vs 0 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
    M18 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M19 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 0 vs 1 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team
    M20 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 1 vs 0 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 6 View all results
    M21 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M22 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M23 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 1 vs 0 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center
    M24 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 7 View all results
    M25 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M26 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M27 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 1 vs 0 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
    M28 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 0 vs 1 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 8 View all results
    M29 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
    M30 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M31 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M32 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 9 View all results
    M33 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M34 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 1 vs 0 Taylor Canfield USone
    M35 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M36 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 1 vs 0 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 10 View all results
    M37 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 0 vs 1 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
    M38 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M39 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M40 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 11 View all results
    M41 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 1 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M42 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M43 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
    M44 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 0 vs 1 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 12 View all results
    M45 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center
    M46 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
    M47 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M48 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 13 View all results
    M49 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 1 vs 0 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team
    M50 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M51 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M52 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 1 vs 0 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 14 View all results
    M53 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M54 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 0 vs 1 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M55 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 0 vs 1 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
    M56 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 1 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 15 View all results
    M57 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 1 vs 0 Tom Slingsby Team Tom Slingsby
    M58 Donald Wilson Chicago Match Race Center 0 vs 1 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M59 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M60 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 16 View all results
    M61 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield USone
    M62 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M63 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team
    M64 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 0 vs 1 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 17 View all results
    M65 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
    M66 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Chris Steele 36 Below Racing
British
Lymington, England
1977-04-26
GAC Pindar

Williams’ story is a remarkable one and goes against the grain of his fellow Card Holders. While he started sailing at a young age, he actually pursued a career in Law first, qualifying as a solicitor in 2003. It wasn’t until he took a six-month sabbatical and won two Grade 1 events, which earned him a place amongst the top five in the World Rankings that he took up sailing full-time.

His early sailing career saw him dominate domestic match racing; he claimed the World and UK Youth Match Racing Championships; he was crowned Senior National Champion in 1997 at the age of only 19; he added the Grade 2 British Open Championship to his tally; and, then added a second senior UK Match Racing Championship to his trophy cabinet.

Ian Williams has claimed four ISAF Match Racing World Championship titles since he started competing on the Tour, including back-to-back wins in 2007 and 2008 and 2011 and 2012. He was the first ever British sailor to win the world title. He was the defending champion in 2013 but lost out to Taylor Canfield after a nerve wracking final event where the title was decided in the
very last race of the year.  He will be back on the tour in 2014 fighting hard and smart to win his 5th and what would be a record breaking world title.

Core Crewmembers
Gerard Mitchell (Mainsail Trimmer)
Mal Parker (Headsail Trimmer)
Bill Hardesty (Tactician)
Matt Cassidy (Bowman)


 

World Match Racing Tour Results

  • 2013 - 2nd Overall
  • 2012 – 1st Tour Champion
  • 2011 – 1st Tour Champion
  • 2010 — 5th Overall
  • 2009 — 6th Overall
  • 2008 — 1st Tour Champion
  • 2006/07 — 1st Tour Champion
  • 2005/06 — 2nd Overall
  • 2004/05 — 22nd Overall

statistics

  • 1st – Match Race Germany '13
  • 4th – Korea Match Cup '13
  • 5th – Stena Match Cup Sweden '13
  • 4th – Chicago Match Cup '13
  • 6th – Argo Group Gold Cup '13
  • 2nd - Monsoon Cup '13
  • 2nd – Korea Match Cup '12
  • 3rd – STENA Match Cup Sweden '12
  • 1st – Chicago Match Cup '12
  • 8th – St Moritz Match Race '12
  • 1st – Match Race France '12
  • 3rd – Argo Group Gold Cup '12
  • 3rd – Monsoon Cup '12
  • 11th – Match Race France '11 (Crew: Mark Williams, Bill Hardesty, Malcom Parker)
  • 3rd – Korea Match Cup '11 (Crew: Mark Williams, Richard Sydenham, Gerard Mitchell, Malcolm Parker)
  • 1st — Portimão Portugal Match Cup '11 (Crew: Bill Hardesty, Matt Cassidy, Mal Parker, Gerard Mitchell)
  • 1st — Stena Match Cup Sweden '11 (Crew: Bill Hardesty, Matt Cassidy, Mal Parker, Gerard Mitchell)
  • 3rd — St Moritz Match Race '11 (Crew: Bill Hardesty, Matt Cassidy, Mal Parker, Gerard Mitchell)
  • 7th — Argo Group Gold Cup '11 (Crew: Bill Hardesty, Matt Cassidy, Mal Parker, Gerard Mitchell)
  • 1st — Monsoon Cup '11 (Crew: Bill Hardesty, Matt Cassidy, Mal Parker, Gerard Mitchell)
  • 5th – Monsoon Cup'10 (Crew: Mark Nicholls, Andy Fethers, Simon Shaw, Richard Sydenham)
  • 9th – Argo Group Gold Cup'10 (Crew: Richard Sydenham, Simon Shaw, Mal Parker)
  • 2nd – St Moritz Match Race '10 (Crew: Richard Sydenham, Gerry Mitchell, Mark Williams)
  • 5th — Stena Match Cup Sweden '10 (Crew: Matt Cassidy, Mark Nicholls, Malcolm Parker, Richard Sydenham)
  • 4th — Portimão Portugal Match Cup '10 (Crew: Richard Sydenham, Mal Parker, Simon, Shaw, Mark Williams)
  • 2nd — Korea Match Cup '10 (Crew: Richard Sydenham, Mal Parker, Simon, Shaw, Mark Nicholls)
  • 5th — Match Race Germany '10 (Crew: Bill Hardesty, Mal Parker, Simon, Shaw, Mark Williams)
  • 8th — Marseille International Match Race '09 (Crew: Mark Nicholls, Richard Sydenham, Simon Shaw)
  • 5th — Match Race Germany '09 (Crew: Mark Nicholls, Richard Sydenham, Simon Shaw, Andy Fethers)
  • 7th — Korea Match Cup '09 (Crew: Mark Nicholls, Mal Parker,Richard Sydenham, Simon Shaw)
  • 3rd — Troia Portugal Match Cup '09 (Crew: Mark Nicholls, Richard Sydenham, Simon Shaw, Andy Fethers)
  • 11th — Match Cup Sweden '09 (Crew: Mark Nicholls, Richard Sydenham, Simon Shaw, Andy Fethers)
  • 3rd — St Moritz Match Race '09 (Crew: Richard Sydenham, Gerry Mitchell, Andy Estcourt)
  • 6th — Danish Open '09 (Crew: Richard Sydenham, Mark Nicholls, Simon Shaw, Andy Escort)
  • 3rd — Argo Group Gold Cup '09 (Crew: Mark Nicholls, Richard Sydenham, Gerry Mitchell)
  • 11th — Monsoon Cup '09 (Crew: Richard Sydenham, Simon Shaw, Mark Nicholls, Gerry Mitchell
  • 4th — Monsoon Cup '08 (Crew: Gerry Mitchell, Mark Nicholls, Richard Sydenham, Simon Shaw)
  • 5th — Bermuda Gold Cup '08 (Crew: Gerry Mitchell, Mark Nicholls, Richard Sydenham)
  • 7th — Troia Portugal Match Cup (Crew: Gerry Mitchell, Mark Nicholls, Richard Sydenham, Simon Shaw)
  • 2nd — St Moritz Match Race '08 (Crew: Gerry Mitchell, Mark Williams, Richard Sydenham)
  • 1st — Danish Open '08 (Crew: Simon Shaw, Mal Parker, Richard Sydenham, Mark Nicholls)
  • 8th — Match Cup Sweden '08 (Crew: Gerry Mitchell, Mark Nicholls, Richard Sydenham, Simon Shaw)
  • 2nd — Korea Match Cup '08 (Crew: Gerry Mitchell, Mark Nicholls, Richard Sydenham, Simon Shaw)
  • 6th — Match Race Germany '08 (Crew: Gerry Mitchell, Mark Nicholls, Richard Sydenham, Simon Shaw)
  • 3rd - Brasil Sailing Cup '08 (Crew: Gerry Mitchell, Mark Nicholls, Richard Sydenham, Simon Shaw)
  • 1st - Monsoon Cup '07 (Crew: Mark Nicholls, Simon Shaw, Andy Escourt, Mark Williams)
  • 5th - Brasil Sailing Cup '07 (Crew: Mark Nicholls, Simon Shaw, Bill Hardesty, Mark Williams)
  • 12th - Bermuda Gold Cup '07 (Crew: Bill Hardesty, Mark Nicholls, Simon Shaw)
  • 6th - Latium Match Cup '07 (Crew:Bill Hardesty, Simon Shaw, Mark Nicholls, Mark Williams)
  • 1st - St Moritz '07 (Crew: Mark Williams, Andrew Estcourt)
  • 3rd - Danish Open '07 (Crew: Mark Nicholls, Simon Shaw, Bill Hardesty, Mark Williams)
  • 2nd - Troia Portugal Match Cup '07 (Crew: Mark Nicholls, Simon Shaw, Bill Hardesty, Mark Williams)
  • 11th - Match Race Germany '07 (Crew: Gerard Mitchell, Bill Hardesty, Simon Shaw, Marc Williams )
  • 3rd – Monsoon Cup 06 (Crew: Simon Shaw, Mark Nicholls, Bill Hardesty, Mark Williams)
  • 4th – Allianz Cup 06 (Crew: Chresten Plinius, Gerry Mitchell, Bill Hardesty, Mark Williams)
  • 1st — Bermuda Gold Cup ’06 (Crew: Bill Hardesty, Gerry Mitchell, Mark Nicholls)
  • 5th — Bermuda Gold Cup ’06 (Crew: Morten Henriksen, Mark Nichols, Simon Shaw, Mark Williams)
  • 9th — Portugal Match Cup ’06 (Crew: Laurie Jury, Mark Nicholls, Richard Sydenham, Mark Williams)
  • 10th — St. Moritz Match Race ’06 (Crew: Mark Nichols, Mark Williams)
  • 3rd — Match Race Germany ’06 (Crew: William Hardesty, Mark Nicholls, Simon Shaw, Bill Williams)
  • 4th — St. Moritz Match Race ’05 (Crew: Steve Mitchell, Mark Nichols)
  • 6th — ACI Match Race Cup ’06 (Crew: Jesper Feldt, Wade Morgan, Mal Parker, Mark Williams)
  • 8th — Brazil Sailing Cup ’06 (Crew: Bill Hardesty, Gerard Mitchell, Mal Parker, Mark Williams)
  • 8th — PTPortugal Match Cup ’05 (Crew: Gerry Mitchell, Mark Nichols, Guy Salter, Mark Williams)
  • 9th — PTPortugal Match Cup ’05 (Crew: Will Howden, Pontus Meijer, Simon Shaw, Mark Williams)
  • 7th — Match Race Germany ’05 (Crew: Chris Gowers, Steve Mitchell, Mark Nichols, Mark Williams)
  • T9th — Swedish Match Cup ’05 (Crew: Steve Mitchell, Marc Nichols, Richard Sydenham, Mark Williams)
 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Additional Notable Results
1st – Marseille International Match Race 2007
1st — Sopot Match Race 2005
1st — Internationaux de France de Match Racing 2005
1st — Youth Match Racing Worlds, 1995, 1996
2nd — British Olympic Sailing Team Trials, Soling, 2000