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 1 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M44 Lance Fraser DigiCel Bermuda 1 vs 0 Marek Stanczyk Henri Lloyd Rainmaker Racing
    M45 Chris Poole Riptide Racing 0 vs 1 Nathan Outteridge Artemis Racing
    M48 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
  • Qualifying Round - Group 2 - Flight 7 View all results
    M49 Nathan Outteridge Artemis Racing 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M51 Chris Poole Riptide Racing 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M53 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Lance Fraser DigiCel Bermuda
    M56 Marek Stanczyk Henri Lloyd Rainmaker Racing 0 vs 1 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Group 2 - Flight 8 View all results
    M57 Lance Fraser DigiCel Bermuda 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M59 Mathieu Richard LunaJets 1 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
    M61 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 1 vs 0 Nathan Outteridge Artemis Racing
    M63 Marek Stanczyk Henri Lloyd Rainmaker Racing 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
  • Qualifying Round - Group 2 - Flight 9 View all results
    M66 Chris Poole Riptide Racing 0 vs 1 Mathieu Richard LunaJets
    M67 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 1 vs 0 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team
    M70 Nathan Outteridge Artemis Racing 0 vs 1 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
    M71 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
  • Qualifying Round - Group 2 - Flight 10 View all results
    M74 Lance Fraser DigiCel Bermuda 0 vs 1 Nathan Outteridge Artemis Racing
    M75 Chris Poole Riptide Racing 1 vs 0 Marek Stanczyk Henri Lloyd Rainmaker Racing
    M77 Eric Monnin Swiss Match Race Team 1 vs 0 Staffan Lindberg Alandia Sailing Team
    M80 David Gilmour Team Gilmour 0 vs 1 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 1 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 1 vs 0 Francesco Bruni Luna Rossa
    M43 Arthur Herreman Match The World 0 vs 1 David Storrs Pequot Racing Team
    M46 Dirk-Jan Korpershoek Korpershoek Racing 1 vs 0 Somers Kempe Raymarine/Ocean Electronics
    M47 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Group 1 - Flight 7 View all results
    M50 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Somers Kempe Raymarine/Ocean Electronics
    M52 Dirk-Jan Korpershoek Korpershoek Racing 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M54 David Storrs Pequot Racing Team 0 vs 1 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M55 Arthur Herreman Match The World 0 vs 1 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Group 1 - Flight 8 View all results
    M58 David Storrs Pequot Racing Team 0 vs 1 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
    M60 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
    M62 Francesco Bruni Luna Rossa 1 vs 0 Somers Kempe Raymarine/Ocean Electronics
    M64 Arthur Herreman Match The World 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
  • Qualifying Round - Group 1 - Flight 9 View all results
    M65 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Dirk-Jan Korpershoek Korpershoek Racing
    M68 Francesco Bruni Luna Rossa 0 vs 1 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M69 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Somers Kempe Raymarine/Ocean Electronics
    M72 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
  • Qualifying Round - Group 1 - Flight 10 View all results
    M73 David Storrs Pequot Racing Team 0 vs 1 Somers Kempe Raymarine/Ocean Electronics
    M76 Arthur Herreman Match The World 1 vs 0 Dirk-Jan Korpershoek Korpershoek Racing
    M78 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
    M79 Francesco Bruni Luna Rossa 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX
  • Qualifying Round - Group 1 - Flight 11 View all results
    M82 Dirk-Jan Korpershoek Korpershoek Racing 0 vs 1 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M84 Arthur Herreman Match The World 0 vs 1 Francesco Bruni Luna Rossa
    M86 Keith Swinton Team Alpari FX 1 vs 0 Pierre Antoine Morvan Vannes Agglo Sailing Team
    M87 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 1 vs 0 David Storrs Pequot Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Group 1 - Flight 12 View all results
    M90 Björn Hansen Hansen Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
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