Alpari World Match Racing Tour, Ian Williams won in Sopot
Sopot Match Race, the latest event on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, saw an impressive come-from-behind victory for British skipper Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar team on a day that seemed set to be sailed in light northerly winds.
Swedish fans turned out in their thousands to cheer on defending champion, Bjorn Hansen on the way to his claiming a third consecutive victory at the Stena Match Cup Sweden final, on this occasion against Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew
Stena Match Cup Sweden is known for being one of the few events where, thanks to the boats and venue topography, sailors can race in anger inshore in gale force conditions with spinnakers. Over its 20 years this has provided some of the most action-packed match racing of all time, all visible to the spectators packing Marstrand’s natural sailing stadium
World Match Racing Tour, Williams completes a near-perfect week
Ian Williams has won Match Race Germany after beating Keith Swinton in a light-airs, one-race final.
Ian Williams has won Match Race Germany after beating Keith Swinton in a light-airs, one-race final. The GAC Pindar crew from Great Britain put the Aussies on Team Alpari FX under pressure in the final seconds of the pre-start and, when Swinton ran into the committee boat at start time, the resulting penalty put the Perth skipper on the back foot.
The final day of the 1O1O 4G Match Racing International Regatta took place in glorious conditions, with 10 to 14kts of swinging south westerly enticing the Race Officer to set her course in Kowloon Bay for the third day in a row
It's the calm before the storm in the Open Rankings with the Alpari World Match Racing Tour just around the corner. Taylor Canfield (ISV) sits atop of the Open Rankings for the seventh consecutive release and has a good advantage over the chasing pack
Taylor Canfield (ISV) retained World #1 in the Open Rankings having overcome World #2 Ian Williams (GBR) in the final of the ISAF Grade 1 Congressional Cup . Francesco Bruni (ITA) is one of the month's biggest movers having climbed 54 places
World #1 Canfield (USA) and his crew sailed an unforgiving and mistake free defense to win the championship final with two wins to World #2 Williams' (GBR) one to collect the traditional Crimson Blazer
After five of eighteen flights on opening day of Stage Two of the Congressional Cup, Williams and Swinton hold the top spot with three victories and one loss each
Luna Rossa America’s Cup team joins impressive line up for 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Current Tour Champion Taylor Canfield (ISV) returns to defend title. British match racer Ian Williams targets record breaking fifth World Championship
British sailor Ian Williams, four-times World Match Racing Champion and Skipper of GAC Pindar, has announced his intention to secure an unprecedented fifth World crown in the forthcoming 2014 ALPARI World Match Racing Tour
Taylor Canfield (ISV) showed why he is World #1 in the Open Rankings after taking the ISAF Match Racing World Championship title at the Monsoon Cup, the final event of the 2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour
Ian Williams bounced off the ropes to keep his hopes of a fifth world title alive after scraping through a tense Quarter-Final in the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia today
World Match Racing Tour, only Williams stands in the way of Canfield’s first World title
Ian Williams bounced off the ropes to keep his hopes of a fifth world title alive after scraping through a tense Quarter-Final in the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia today.
The first big deluge struck the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia today, but Taylor Canfield shrugged off the hard rain to come through as top Qualifier in the concluding event of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour
Ian Williams moved level with Taylor Canfield at the top of the leaderboard after making sense of a brain-frying day 2 of Qualifying at the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia
Monsoon Cup, after two days Canfield and Williams are trailed by Bruni
Ian Williams moved level with Taylor Canfield at the top of the leaderboard after making sense of a brain-frying day 2 of Qualifying at the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia.
The world's top match racing skippers are in full preparation for next week's season finale of the 2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour in Malaysia - The Monsoon Cup running over 25-30 November. Any one of the top six teams on the Tour leaderboard can still clinch the Championship with a $500,000 prize purse up for grabs at the event
ISAF and Rolex are proud to announce that the winners of the 2013 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards are:read more