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Williams and GAC Pindar secure fourth consecutive podium finish to remain top of the AWMRT leader board
Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew continued their strong form in the 2014 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, maintaining their 100% podium record, finishing in second place at the Chicago Match Race.

Despite the defeat to Taylor Canfield of team USone in the final, finishing as runner up leaves Williams with a commanding lead at the top of the AWMRT leader board on 94 points, 20 points clear of second placed Mathieu Richard.

Williams concluded the qualifying round in second with a record of nine wins, two losses. This put him straight into the quarter-finals, where he convincingly defeated Pierre Antoine Morvan of Vannes Agglo Sailing Team 3-0.

Williams then defeated his closest rival for top spot on the overall leader board, Mathieu Richard of LunaJets 3-1 to proceed to the final.

Williams got off the dream start in the final, taking the first match. However, despite being in the lead at various points in the next two races, Taylor Canfield managed to take better advantage of the conditions and eventually emerged a 3-1 winner, to take the Chicago Match Race Crown.

Speaking after Sunday’s final, Williams commented: “We’re disappointed to lose after leading the first three races, but nevertheless we’re pleased to have made our fourth straight final for the year, which means we are guaranteed to be leading the tour when we go to the season finale in Malaysia. We’re looking forward to the new event on the tour in Lelystad where we will try to defend our lead as best we can.”

The World Match Racing Tour takes a short two day break before the next round in Lelystad, Holland 24th -28th September.

To follow all the action from the World Match Racing Tour, please visit, www.wmrt.com.

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