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Ian Williams and GAC Pindar through to the semi-finals at the Chicago Match Cup
Alpari World Match Racing Tour – Chicago Match Cup, Day Four Update

Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew stormed through to the semi-finals, beating Pierre Antoine Morvan (Vannes Aglo Sailing Team) 3-0 on day four of the Chicago Match Cup.

Williams has found the Lake Michigan conditions to his liking boasting an impressive 12-2 record in Chicago, with defeats only to Taylor Canfield (USone) and Bjorn Hansen (Hansen Sailing Team) in qualifying.

Williams and his GAC Pindar crew face Mathieu Richard (LunaJets) in Sunday’s semi-final. Richard went 7-4 in qualifying, before finishing second in the repechage and beating Keith Swinton (Team Alpari FX) 3-1 in the quarter-finals.

Currently, Williams tops the World Match Racing Tour rankings with 72 points, 17 ahead of Richard, making the closing two rounds of the Chicago Match Cup must win matches to remain at the top of the leader board.

Speaking after Saturday’s quarter-final victory, Williams said: “I’m really pleased to have made our fourth semi-final out of four events so far this year. The entire top four on the Tour are in the semis here, which make it even more important now to go on and win the regatta.”

“We’re expecting another day of strong breeze and I can’t wait to get back out there and show what we can do in the smaller boats.”

Action continues Sunday 21 October 2014 at 09:00 CDT. To follow all the action from the World Match Racing Tour, please visit, www.wmrt.com.

Team GAC Pindar crew: Ian Williams (Skipper), Graeme Spence (Bow), Mal Parker (Trimmer) and Chris Main (Tactics).

For further information on GAC Pindar visit www.gacpindar.com

Photo : Ian Roman
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