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  • Qualifying Round - Flight 1 View all results
    M1 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 1 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing
    M2 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M3 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M4 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 2 View all results
    M5 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M6 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M7 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M8 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 3 View all results
    M9 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M10 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M11 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M12 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 4 View all results
    M13 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M14 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 1 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M15 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M16 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 5 View all results
    M17 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M18 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 1 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
    M19 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M20 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 6 View all results
    M21 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M22 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
    M23 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing
    M24 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 7 View all results
    M25 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M26 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M27 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M28 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 8 View all results
    M29 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 1 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M30 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M31 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M32 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 9 View all results
    M33 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M34 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M35 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M36 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 10 View all results
    M37 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
    M38 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M39 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft 0 vs 1 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M40 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 11 View all results
    M41 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M42 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 1 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M43 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M44 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 12 View all results
    M45 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team 0 vs 1 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M46 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 1 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
    M47 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 1 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing
    M48 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 13 View all results
    M49 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 1 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M50 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing
    M51 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 0 vs 1 Taylor Canfield US One
    M52 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing 0 vs 1 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 14 View all results
    M53 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Eric Monnin Team SailBox
    M54 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing
    M55 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M56 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team 1 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 15 View all results
    M57 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M58 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M59 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 1 Ian Williams GAC Pindar
    M60 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 16 View all results
    M61 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 1 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M62 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M63 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M64 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 17 View all results
    M65 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 0 vs 0 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
    M66 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing 0 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M67 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
    M68 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 0 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 18 View all results
    M69 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 0 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team
    M70 Johnie Berntsson Stena Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
    M71 Anna Östling Team Anna 0 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M72 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 19 View all results
    M73 Nicklas Dackhammar Essiq Racing Team 0 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M74 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing 0 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M75 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
    M76 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 20 View all results
    M77 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 0 Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing
    M78 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Keith Swinton Black Swan Racing
    M79 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 0 vs 0 Simone Ferrarese Ferrarese Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 21 View all results
    M80 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M81 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M82 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M83 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 22 View all results
    M84 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing 0 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M85 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 0 Eric Monnin Team SailBox
    M86 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
    M87 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 23 View all results
    M88 Björn Hansen Nautiska Racing 0 vs 0 Rasmus Viltoft Team Viltoft
    M89 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Phil Robertson WAKA Racing
    M90 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing 0 vs 0 Taylor Canfield US One
    M91 Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team

Four World Championship victories but Williams is still hungry to win Match Race Germany

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Match Race Germany, first stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour will take place in May at Lake Constance © Photo by Andy Carter / Alpari World Match Racing Tourwww.worldmate-kyurei.com profitinvestblog.com http://yarema.uawww.budmag.ua/www.mexes.com.ua

Match Race Germany, first stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour will take place in May at Lake Constance © Photo by Andy Carter / Alpari World Match Racing Tourwww.worldmate-kyurei.com profitinvestblog.com http://yarema.uawww.budmag.ua/www.mexes.com.ua

Langenargen, Germany - 12th February: The year started dynamically for Match Race Germany with the announcement of new commercial partners and continues to be successful on the sporting side. As the number one ranked match racing skipper and four times World Champion Ian Williams has declared his intention to race in the 2013 edition of Match Race Germany. The 35-year-old from Lymington, will return to Lake Constance after two years absence. In the opening Stage of the German Grand Prix of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour Event Williams and his GAC Pindar team intend to lay the foundation for their fifth World Championship.

But a difficult task lays ahead even for an outstanding skipper like Ian Williams having only ever made it to the semi-finals in Germany. Says Williams, “All the regattas throw up different challenges due to the wide range of conditions and boats that we sail over the year. From the largest boats on the Tour, the Bavaria 40S boats we sail in Germany, down to the much smaller BluSail 26 we sail in St. Moritz, and with the strong currents in Kuala Terengganu, but very little current in the other venues.  We are sometimes 5 in a team and sometimes 4, so every event is unique and poses a different challenge to overcome. That is why it is so difficult to perform consistently on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour." There is no doubt though that Williams’ team will be the one to beat.

As the most successful match racer in the world in recent years, Williams also shared his Olympic thoughts about the popular duel discipline of sailing.

“In my view, the best format for the majority of classes in the Olympics is Fleet/Match like we had in the Soling from 1992 – 2000.  Why is it not used?  You’ll have to ask ISAF that question! But probably because match racing is successful outside of the Olympics and therefore does not rely on the Olympics in the same way that some classes do.”

On the occasion of Match Race Germany, which takes place from May 15 – 20, twelve international teams will fight for around 50,000 U.S. Dollars in prize money and valuable points in the opener of the championship season. For the 16th time the most successful teams of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour will showcase the one on one thrills and spills onboard the Bavaria 40S boats close to the shores of Lake Constance.
 
This German Pentecost under sail ranges amongst the most famous sporting events in the state of Baden-Württemberg and regularly attracts over 30,000 spectators flocking into the Langenargener Gondelhafen and its race village. During the day, sports, infotainment and partners are at the forefront, in the evening sailors, organizers, partners and fans celebrate together in the marquees, dressed Bavarian style!

The organizers of Match Race Germany, Harald Thierer, Eberhard Magg and Bernd Buck are looking forward to a bright future. 2012 World Championship runner up Bjorn Hansen and his Swedish Mekonomen Sailing Team will also be back. Although regular starters in one of their favourite race venues, Hansen, like Williams, has never managed to win in Germany, progressing only as far as the Quarterfinals. In their quest to finally secure victory, they have developed a new strategy for the tricky German waters.

Says the 47-year-old helmsman and founder of the Stockholm Match Race Center in Mariehamn, "We really like the event with its friendly atmosphere and knowledgeable audience. We have, within our team, discussed a lot around the setup in the Bavaria 40’s and decided to split the tactician’s job from the mainsheet position. With the “German mainsheet system” on the Bavaria 40’s the mainsheet trimmer faces backwards when adjusting the mainsheet and with the often tricky and puffy conditions in Langenargen he is adjusting it a lot. This means he has less time to focus on the wind, tactics and strategy. If we use the pitman as mainsheet trimmer upwind we will release the tactician and let him focus on the tactics. It might just work, but we do know that the result from the change will not be any worse..."

"We will be looking to introduce the majority of our starting field in early April," said Sports Director Eberhard Magg, "but we are extremely happy to know already that the World Champion and his most powerful opponent from last year and will continue their rivalry in Germany. This is great news for our fans, who can not only expect world class sport but also a well rounded infotainment programme for the whole family over the long weekend of Pentecost.“

The 16th edition of Match Race Germany will run 16-20 May 2013 and is the season opener of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Practice racing will be on the 15th with three days of Qualifying running 16-18 May. Quarterfinals and Semifinals will take place on the 19th and the Finals on the afternoon of the 20th May

For more information on Match Race Germany: www.matchrace.de

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