Ian Williams wins Congressional Cup:
Long Beach, CA (April 2, 2017) – In a series of matches that were as mercurial as the weather, Ian Williams (GBR) and his Team GAC Pindar triumphed in the 53rd Congressional Cup, the second event of the World Match Racing Tour, beating Johnie Berntsson (SWE) in a fifth and final winner-take-all match.
Not since 2012 has Ian Williams [GRB] donned the coveted Crimson Blazer, the honor bestowed to the top names in sailing since 1965. What the Masters Green Jacket is to pro golfing, the Crimson Blazer is to yacht racing.
But Williams had been denied, after two consecutive Congressional Cup wins in 2011 and 2012; even as he reigned as six-time Match Racing World Champion. And in …
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Warm Water, Hot Racing, Cool Parties:
Tortola, BVI (April 2, 2017) – Competitors in the 46th edition of the BVI Spring Regatta were only too happy to call it quits after one final race today when extremely light air made for very shifty and challenging conditions. Little breeze translated to a very hot day so a swim and a cold beer was the perfect race substitute for most of the 86-strong fleet. Full report.
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