Clipper Race: Trade Wind Sailing:
(January 30, 2016; Day 11) – The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet is flying along in the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race, with many boats averaging more than 120 nautical miles in the last 12 hours. LMAX Exchange and Garmin, now in third and fourth place respectively*, covered the greatest distance of 148nM as the teams make the most of the north-easterly Trade Winds.
Garmin Skipper Ashley Skett says: “It was yet another night of high speed sailing and the well-established Trade Winds are doing their thing, which makes for a comfortable angle today as we skim along the surface of the deep blue Pacific Ocean.
“We were in close proximity to ClipperTelemed+…
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Ian Williams wins World Match Racing Title:
Johor, Malaysia (January 30, 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.
Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Ian Williams wins World Match Racing Title, Editor