Ian Williams Dominates Monsoon Cup To Win 6th World Title
Johor Bahru, Malaysia (30th January 2016): Ian Williams (GBR) dominated Taylor Canfield (ISV) to win the Final of the Monsoon Cup 3-0, sweeping the GAC Pindar skipper to his sixth World Championship title on the World Match Racing Tour. Williams has extended his record as the most successful match racing skipper in the history of the Tour.
While Canfield was getting the better of his arch-rival in the pre-starts, once out of the blocks GAC Pindar was just coaxing maximum speed out of the FarEast 28R keelboat on the challenging, ever-changing Straits of Johor.
Johor Bahru, Malaysia (29th January 2016): The penultimate day of the Monsoon Cup showed just how far the world’s best professional match racing teams are prepared to go in their quest to win the World Match Racing Tour, both on and off the water. There’s money on the line, and there’s professional pride at stake.
A dramatic day, staged in thunderous, monsoon rain conditions, concluded with the three World Championship contenders – Taylor Canfield (ISV), Ian Williams (GBR) and Bjorn Hansen (SWE) – all making their way through to the final four, where they are joined by Eric Monnin (SUI).
Williams Does A Rain Dance To Steal Canfield’s Thunder
Johore Bahru, Malaysia (28th January 2016): Taylor Canfield (ISV) dominated the first two days of the Monsoon Cup but today Ian Williams (GBR) managed to ruin his perfect score with a masterful execution of the start. Whenever the two most recent World Champions of the World Match Racing Tour meet on the race course, there are fireworks, and today produced a typically aggressive dogfight between these two arch-rivals.
Faster Ride, Bigger Prize – For The World Match Racing Tour In 2016
London UK (5th January 2016): After a year of great change – with new racing formats and new ownership – the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) is set for a thrilling season in 2016. The prospect of high-octane multihull racing and seven-figure prize money is attracting new names to the World Match Racing Tour for the first time.
Final Four Skippers Announced for 2016 World Match Racing Tour
LONDON, UK (15th December 2015): The World Match Racing Tour today announced the remaining four ‘Tour Card’ skippers that will join the 2016 World Championship. Yann Guichard (FRA), Mattias Rahm (SWE), Nicolai Sehested (DEN), and the first ever all-female Tour Card team to be led by Sally Barkow (USA) complete the list of ten appointed Tour Card Skippers for 2016.
World Match Racing Tour Announces The 2016 Game-Changing Season
Hönö, Sweden (11th December 2015): Following the announcement during the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda in October that the World Match Racing Tour will transition to catamaran racing in the M32, the team have worked hard on creating a strong season that will be crowned with a $1 million U.S.D. prize to the winner. This has resulted in a season that consists of iconic sailing venues that will write a new chapter in the prosperous legacy of the World Match Racing Tour.
Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec Sailing Team prevailed today at the conclusion of the 2015 RC44 Match Racing Championship held on the idyllic waters of Virgin Gorda’s North Sound in the British Virgin Islands.
Bronenosec Sailing Team started the day with a two-point advantage over Torbjörn Törnqvist’s Artemis Racing in second, and, alongside Igor Lah’s Team CEEREF, was the top scoring boat today. She dropped just one match, in flight five, to Team Aqua. Liubomirov’s team ended the day four points clear of Team Aqua, which ultimately took second in the 2015 Match Racing Championship, one point ahead of Artemis Racing.
The final of the 1st Boom Bap Wear Match Series is happening in the next weekend, in Porto, with 10 all stars teams fighting for the win and the prize Money of 2.500€!
The circuit is composed by 3 qualifying series, that allow the top 2 team of each series to qualify for the final, and a final. For the final, 4 other teams are invited and given the chance to fight for the overall win. After 3 qualifying series and some great regattas, the 2015 circuit is coming to an end and, with its return guaranteed for 2016 a whole new bunch of news and innovation will be announced.
World Match Racing Tour sets out new safety standards with licensing clinics
London, UK (12th November 2015): In a ground breaking step, each and every crewman competing on the 2016 World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), including World Championship Events and World Tour Events, will be required to obtain an official M32 Match Racing Licence.