Langenargen, Germany (21st May 2015): Day 1 of Qualifying was met with a slow start today on the shores of Lake Constance for the opening day of Match Race Germany, the second World Championship stage of the 2015/16 World Match Racing Tour. After a patient wait during the morning, a light South Westerly filled in across the lake allowing the first four of twenty two Qualifying Flights to be completed.
Long Beach, California, USA (15th May): It was worth the wait! Congressional Cup racing was postponed this morning as an unseasonable storm buffeted Southern California. But behind the tempest came clear skies and a steady breeze that climbed from 10 to 16 knots as the last matches of Qualifying and the bottom six repechage were smartly waged.
TURBULENT DAY TWO FOR CALIFORNIA’S CONGRESSIONAL CUP
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Long Beach, California, USA (14th May 2015): “It never rains in Southern California … it pours, man it pours,“ goes the 1972 hit song (when the Congressional Cup was already seven years old). And today in Long Beach, it poured. A rare storm system swamped the race course on Day Two of the 51st annual Congressional Cup regatta, the opening World Championship event of the 2015/16 World Match Racing Tour (WMRT).
Long Beach, USA (13th May): If anyone thought this year’s Congressional Cup racing might be predictable: guess again! Today’s opener – Qualifying Session One of the 51st annual Congressional Cup, and the start of the 2015/16 World Match Racing Tour – was anybody’s game.
Williams’ Record 5th World Title & Monsoon Victory Proves He’s The Daddy
Johor Bahru, Malaysia (14th Feb 2015): Ian Williams (GBR) battled his way into the history books today by winning the Monsoon Cup Malaysia and taking a record 5th ISAF Match Racing World Championship in Johor Bahru.
Johor Bahru, Malaysia (13th Feb 2015): Ian Williams (GBR) has one hand on the ISAF World Championship trophy tonight after moving to match point in his Monsoon Cup Malaysia Semi-Final against Eric Monnin (SUI). What should have the GAC Pindar skipper sleeping even more soundly tonight is that his arch-rival for the world title, Taylor Canfield (ISV), is 2-0 down in his battle with Mathieu Richard (FRA). All things considered, Friday the 13th really couldn’t have gone better for the Briton, bidding for a record fifth World Championship title on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour.
Perfect Six Has Monnin Looking Strong For The Semis
Johor Bahru, Malaysia (12th Feb 2015): Wild Card entry Eric Monnin turned on the afterburners on day 3 of the Monsoon Cup Malaysia to be sitting on match point against Phil Robertson for a place in the Semi-Finals.
Johor Bahru, Malaysia (11th Feb 2015): Keith Swinton struggled through sickness to notch up two wins and zero losses on day two of the Monsoon Cup Malaysia. The skipper of Team Alpari FX, along with bowman Ricky McGarvie, were struck down by a bug that saw them driven off to hospital after their matches were complete. Yet somehow they managed to keep their stuff together to score some vital victories over France’s Pierre-Antoine Morvan and fellow Western Australian, David Gilmour.
La 50° Semana Internacional del Yachting ya tiene sus primeros ganadores.
Un final vibrante tuvo el campeonato de Match Race Open de la 50° Semana Internacional del Yachting, evento organizado por el Club Náutico Mar del Plata y el Yacht Club Argentino y que cuenta con los auspicios de Turismo Mar del Plata, Ministerio de Turismo de la Nación, Galicia Eminent, Gatorade, Manolo, HPC, North Sails, Treegp, Nordik Wear, Unitec Blue, RSA Seguros, J.Boats, Riotecna, Mito Expreso y Café Martinez.