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  • Qualifying Round - Flight 1 View all results
    M1 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas 0 vs 1 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M2 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing
    M3 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 2 View all results
    M4 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 1 vs 0 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
    M5 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 1 vs 0 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing
    M6 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 3 View all results
    M7 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing 1 vs 0 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
    M8 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M9 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Eric Monnin Team SailBox
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 4 View all results
    M10 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team
    M11 Mathew Jerwood Redline Racing 0 vs 1 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M12 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing 1 vs 0 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 5 View all results
    M13 Mathew Jerwood Redline Racing 1 vs 0 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team
    M14 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M15 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 6 View all results
    M16 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M17 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Mathew Jerwood Redline Racing
    M18 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team 0 vs 1 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 7 View all results
    M19 Mathew Jerwood Redline Racing 0 vs 1 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M20 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
    M21 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 1 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 8 View all results
    M22 Mathew Jerwood Redline Racing 0 vs 1 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
    M23 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M24 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 9 View all results
    M25 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing 0 vs 1 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M26 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
    M27 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Eric Monnin Team SailBox
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 10 View all results
    M28 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing
    M29 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
    M30 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 1 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 11 View all results
    M31 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1 vs 0 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
    M32 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M33 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 0 vs 1 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 12 View all results
    M34 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 0 vs 1 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M35 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 1 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
    M36 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team 1 vs 0 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 13 View all results
    M37 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
    M38 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 0 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M39 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing 0 vs 0 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 14 View all results
    M40 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing 0 vs 0 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
    M41 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M42 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Mathew Jerwood Redline Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 15 View all results
    M43 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast 0 vs 0 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M44 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team
    M45 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing 0 vs 0 Mathew Jerwood Redline Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 16 View all results
    M46 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
    M47 Mathew Jerwood Redline Racing 0 vs 0 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M48 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing 0 vs 0 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 17 View all results
    M49 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
    M50 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 0 vs 0 Mathew Jerwood Redline Racing
    M51 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 18 View all results
    M52 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Mathew Jerwood Redline Racing
    M53 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas 0 vs 0 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
    M54 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 0 vs 0 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 19 View all results
    M55 Mathew Jerwood Redline Racing 0 vs 0 Tim Kroger New Wave by Adidas
    M56 Christian Binder Flat Lake Sailing Team 0 vs 0 Max Trippolt Trippolt Sailing Team
    M57 Dejan Presen Lumba Match Race Team 0 vs 0 Tino Ellegast Team Ellegast
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 20 View all results
    M58 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team 0 vs 0 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M59 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 0 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing
    M60 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 21 View all results
    M61 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team 0 vs 0 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M62 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M63 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing 0 vs 0 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing
  • Qualifying Round - Flight 22 View all results
    M64 Mark Lees GBR Match Racing 0 vs 0 Przemysław Tarnacki Energa Yacht Racing Team
    M65 Reuben Corbett Corbett Racing 0 vs 0 Tomislav Basic TB Race Team
    M66 Eric Monnin Team SailBox 0 vs 0 Joachim Aschenbrenner Aschenbrenner Racing Team
  • Taylor Canfield Defends Congressional Cup Title
    Taylor Canfield Defends Congressional Cup Title

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  • European Stages of the World Match Racing Tour kick off on Thursday
    European Stages of the World Match Racing Tour kick off on Thursday

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  • Challenging Conditions on Lake Constance
    Challenging Conditions on Lake Constance

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    Langenargen, Germany (21st May 2015): Day 1 of Qualifying was met with a slow start today on the shores of Lake Constance for the opening day of Match Race Germany, the second World Championship stage of the 2015/16 World Match Racing Tour. After a patient wait during the morning, a light South Westerly filled in across the lake allowing the first four of twenty two Qualifying Flights to be completed. Fresh off the plane from Long Beach, California after competing in the Congressional Cup last week, Eric Monnin (SUI), known for his skills in light air conditions, led the charge with a confident 3-0 scoreline. Eric Monnin leads the qualifying of with straight wins © Andy Heinrich “Overall we were happy with our performance as our boat-handling, tactics and boat-speed were good” commented Monnin. “However our starts were bad, losing all three. Thankfully in each match we were able to overtake around the course. The key to today was calling the pressure and making sure you were first to get into it.” Also finding themselves having to adapt quickly to the shifty lake conditions were fellow Tour Card skippers Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) and Reuben Corbett (NZL). Both skippers won their opening matches before the wind abated. ‘It was a slow start with just one race but that was fine as last night I was not feeling well and didn’t get much sleep.” said Aschenbrenner, likely still feeling some of jet lag after the long flight from the US. “ But luckily I had the morning to rest. We’re looking forward to more racing and hope the sun and wind arrive soon!’ Przemysalw Tarnacki (POL) also won his first match against Mathew Jerwood (AUS) while Dejan Presen (SLO) finished 2-1 for the day alongside Tomislav Basic (CRO) also on 2-1. Tim Kröger (GER) New Wave by Adidas © Andy Heinrich The 18th edition of Match Race Germany is run over the Pentecostal weekend, a public holiday in Germany, attracting over 30,000 visitors to the picturesque lakeside town to soak up the atmosphere and join in the festivities. Sponsor displays, retail outlets, food stands and family activities line surround event village with expert commentary from ZDF's Nils Kaben reporting on the racing. Racing continues tomorrow 22nd May at 0900 with Qualifying Session 2, with the top 8 skippers advancing to the Quarter Final. The Semi Final and Final rounds will take place over 24th and 25th May. For live results go to www.wmrt.com and also follow us on Twitter at @wmrt_liverace 2015/16 World Match Racing TourWorld Championship Event - Match Race GermanyQUALIFYING RESULTS
1 Eric Monnin (SUI) Team SailBox 3-02 Tomislav Basic (CRO) TB Race Team 2-13 Dejan Presen (SOL) Lumba Match Race Team 2-14 Przemyslaw ‘Tara’ Tarnacki (POL) Energa Yacht Racing Team 1-05 Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1-0
6 Reuben Corbett (NZL) Corbett Racing 1-07 Mark Lees (GBR) GBR Match Racing 1-2
8 Christian Binder (AUT) Flat Lake Sailing Team 1-2
9 Tino Ellegast (GER) Team Ellegast 0-1
10 Matthew Jerwood (AUS) Redline Racing 0-1
11 Max Trippolt (AUT) Trippolt Sailing Team 0-1
12 Tim Kröger (GER) New Wave by Adidas 0-3 FULL RESULTS HERE Match Race Germany main partners include Porsche, MHP - A Porsche Company, Ultramarin, dtm Group, Nauti Sattler About Match Race GermanyFounded in 1997, a World Championship event of the World Match Racing Tour Prize Money - €30,000Yachts - 6 Yachts B 40S, Match Race Edition Competitors MRGInvitational regatta of the World Match Racing Tour and the ISAF Match Race Rankings as well as America's Cup Teams, Olympic Champions and World Champions, 12 teams will compete. QualificationWild Card: German Championship 2014 (Grade 3) Tino Ellegast (Constance), Tim Kröger (Hamburg) History+ The first Match Race Germany was held in 1997 + 2015 will be the 18th edition of Germany's highest ranked and most valuable Match Race+ Match Race Germany has been the only German stop of the World Match Racing Tour for the last 16 years, and the the European season opener for 2015/15 World Champion World Match Racing Tour. OrganisersMatch Race Germany GmbH Host ClubYacht Club Langenargen e.V. Spectators 2014Approximately 30,000 visitors followed the racing in front of Langenargen´s natural stadium Press Service Our media team during the event is headed by Tatjana Pokorny. We look forward to working with you! Contact: \n This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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    London, UK (19th May, 2015): World Championship Event, Match Race Germany will start the European Stages of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) this week from the 21st - 25th May. Twelve teams including Tour Card Skippers; Eric Monnin (SUI), Reuben Corbett (NZL) and Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) head the line up for the 18th edition of Match Race Germany. Set as back to back events after the Congressional Cup in California, USA, Monnin, Corbett, Aschenbrenner and Przemek Tarnacki (POL) have travelled across the continent to Germany in their quest win the Tour. The Congressional Cup, the opening World Championship Event of the World Match Racing Tour last weekend saw Taylor Canfield (ISV) defended his title against Phil Robertson (NZL) with a 2-1 win in the Final. Monnin, Corbett, and Aschenbrenner, who are favorites to win Match Race Germany, all failed to make it through to the Semi Finals last weekend. First time as a Tour Card Holder, Corbet and his team was knocked out by all time Swedish favourite Bjorn Hansen (SWE) in a five-match thrilling Quarter Final dual. With heads up high heading to Germany, Corbett said, “Everyone in our team enjoys the battle against one another, which the classic Fleet Race does not offer. For us, it would mean the world to win a regatta like Match Race Germany or one of the other Tour Stages.” As preparations are underway for final build up this week, Eberhard Magg, who organises Match Center Germany, said, “We look forward to five exciting days of racing on our home ground”. "On Wednesday, the regatta village, right on the shores of Lake Constance will welcome the first curious visitors. As of Thursday ZDF, reporter Nils Kaben will commentate the action on the water from the shore and will be welcoming celebrity guests and introducing the stars of the match race scene personally." This year, a larger 'Erdinger Urweisse Hütt'n' is being built to accommodate the daily skipper briefings. A morning briefing will be held every morning, led by Rudi Magg and his team from the Yacht Club Langenargen. Eberhard Magg, who is also the Sporting Director, adds "The professional teams will not make it easy for our local heroes, but I am sure that also the German and Austrian teams will fight for their chances." "And Eric Monnin's Team SailBox that once started his international career here in Langenargen, still remains one of the favourites. It is very unfortunate to say that reigning World Champion Taylor Canfield and the five-time World Champion Ian Williams cannot participate in the German Grand Prix this year." "I believe this is due to the tight schedule right after the Congressional Cup and commitments with another series for both of them." "It is a pity that they cannot be here because the schedule is fitted so tight", said Magg with confidence that the annual event on water will not be affected by this. He added, "I am convinced that we can present one or more upcoming world champions from this year's event. These guys can be potential candidates for the Olympic Games and other high profile events. Being part of the World Match Racing Tour gives talented helmsmen the opportunity that could acquire attention and appreciation of an America's Cup team." Match Race Germany - Home game for WIESNKÖNIG Over 18 years the Match Race Germany brand has strengthened and created sponsorship opportunities. New on board as a sponsor for the event this year are lifestyle-fashion designer and costumes trendsetter brand - WIESNKÖNIG. Marketing Director Alexander Vogler says, "The aim of our commitment is to strengthen our brand image as well as arousing curiosity to the brand of WIESNKÖNIG. Besides heading into our outlet in Amtzell, there are many ways to meet the WIESNKÖNIG brand. Whether through our distribution channels in retailing on our online store or making a presence in social media, we want to give people the feeling of a different kind of costume label. Anyone who sees the double stag logo will know what to expect." Visitors heading to Match Race Germany will see the WIESNKÖNIG brand displaying the most beautiful products around the event village. The Pentecoste celebration in this year will also add local flavour with the even larger 'Erdinger Urweisse Hütt'n'. Vogler also added, "The slogan of the evening event 'Wiesnkönig Hüttenzauber - Match Race Germany goes Dirndl and Lederhosen' says it all. The event is not only geographically benefiting for us but also suit us thematically - an absolute home game for us. We want to show visitors that traditional costumes can also be different. The WIESNKÖNIG brand stands for the combination of lifestyle fashion and the attitude to life." Harald Thierer, who is the Event Manager of Match Race Germany, says, "WIESNKÖNIG and the Match Race Germany fit together so well. The lifestyle and the attitude to life here together with world-class sport get perfectly together here on the shore of Langenargen and on Lake Constance." Thierer added, "Our motto in 2015 is 'Everlasting friendship on water and on land'. We devote this to our great line of partners; Porsche, MHP - A Porsche Company, Ultramarine, dtm, Nauti Sattler, Meichle + Mohr, ZF and Württembergische. Not to mention our members of the organising crew, and, of course, to our unique audience. So let the sailing festival begin!”

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    Langenargen, Germany (21st May 2015): Day 1 of Qualifying was met with a slow start today on the shores of Lake Constance for the opening day of Match Race Germany, the second World Championship stage of the 2015/16 World Match Racing Tour. After a patient wait during the morning, a light South Westerly filled in across the lake allowing the first four of twenty two Qualifying Flights to be completed. Fresh off the plane from Long Beach, California after competing in the Congressional Cup last week, Eric Monnin (SUI), known for his skills in light air conditions, led the charge with a confident 3-0 scoreline. Eric Monnin leads the qualifying of with straight wins © Andy Heinrich “Overall we were happy with our performance as our boat-handling, tactics and boat-speed were good” commented Monnin. “However our starts were bad, losing all three. Thankfully in each match we were able to overtake around the course. The key to today was calling the pressure and making sure you were first to get into it.” Also finding themselves having to adapt quickly to the shifty lake conditions were fellow Tour Card skippers Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) and Reuben Corbett (NZL). Both skippers won their opening matches before the wind abated. ‘It was a slow start with just one race but that was fine as last night I was not feeling well and didn’t get much sleep.” said Aschenbrenner, likely still feeling some of jet lag after the long flight from the US. “ But luckily I had the morning to rest. We’re looking forward to more racing and hope the sun and wind arrive soon!’ Przemysalw Tarnacki (POL) also won his first match against Mathew Jerwood (AUS) while Dejan Presen (SLO) finished 2-1 for the day alongside Tomislav Basic (CRO) also on 2-1. Tim Kröger (GER) New Wave by Adidas © Andy Heinrich The 18th edition of Match Race Germany is run over the Pentecostal weekend, a public holiday in Germany, attracting over 30,000 visitors to the picturesque lakeside town to soak up the atmosphere and join in the festivities. Sponsor displays, retail outlets, food stands and family activities line surround event village with expert commentary from ZDF's Nils Kaben reporting on the racing. Racing continues tomorrow 22nd May at 0900 with Qualifying Session 2, with the top 8 skippers advancing to the Quarter Final. The Semi Final and Final rounds will take place over 24th and 25th May. For live results go to www.wmrt.com and also follow us on Twitter at @wmrt_liverace 2015/16 World Match Racing TourWorld Championship Event - Match Race GermanyQUALIFYING RESULTS
1 Eric Monnin (SUI) Team SailBox 3-02 Tomislav Basic (CRO) TB Race Team 2-13 Dejan Presen (SOL) Lumba Match Race Team 2-14 Przemyslaw ‘Tara’ Tarnacki (POL) Energa Yacht Racing Team 1-05 Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) Aschenbrenner Racing Team 1-0
6 Reuben Corbett (NZL) Corbett Racing 1-07 Mark Lees (GBR) GBR Match Racing 1-2
8 Christian Binder (AUT) Flat Lake Sailing Team 1-2
9 Tino Ellegast (GER) Team Ellegast 0-1
10 Matthew Jerwood (AUS) Redline Racing 0-1
11 Max Trippolt (AUT) Trippolt Sailing Team 0-1
12 Tim Kröger (GER) New Wave by Adidas 0-3 FULL RESULTS HERE Match Race Germany main partners include Porsche, MHP - A Porsche Company, Ultramarin, dtm Group, Nauti Sattler About Match Race GermanyFounded in 1997, a World Championship event of the World Match Racing Tour Prize Money - €30,000Yachts - 6 Yachts B 40S, Match Race Edition Competitors MRGInvitational regatta of the World Match Racing Tour and the ISAF Match Race Rankings as well as America's Cup Teams, Olympic Champions and World Champions, 12 teams will compete. QualificationWild Card: German Championship 2014 (Grade 3) Tino Ellegast (Constance), Tim Kröger (Hamburg) History+ The first Match Race Germany was held in 1997 + 2015 will be the 18th edition of Germany's highest ranked and most valuable Match Race+ Match Race Germany has been the only German stop of the World Match Racing Tour for the last 16 years, and the the European season opener for 2015/15 World Champion World Match Racing Tour. OrganisersMatch Race Germany GmbH Host ClubYacht Club Langenargen e.V. Spectators 2014Approximately 30,000 visitors followed the racing in front of Langenargen´s natural stadium Press Service Our media team during the event is headed by Tatjana Pokorny. We look forward to working with you! Contact: \n This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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    London, UK (19th May, 2015): World Championship Event, Match Race Germany will start the European Stages of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) this week from the 21st - 25th May. Twelve teams including Tour Card Skippers; Eric Monnin (SUI), Reuben Corbett (NZL) and Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) head the line up for the 18th edition of Match Race Germany. Set as back to back events after the Congressional Cup in California, USA, Monnin, Corbett, Aschenbrenner and Przemek Tarnacki (POL) have travelled across the continent to Germany in their quest win the Tour. The Congressional Cup, the opening World Championship Event of the World Match Racing Tour last weekend saw Taylor Canfield (ISV) defended his title against Phil Robertson (NZL) with a 2-1 win in the Final. Monnin, Corbett, and Aschenbrenner, who are favorites to win Match Race Germany, all failed to make it through to the Semi Finals last weekend. First time as a Tour Card Holder, Corbet and his team was knocked out by all time Swedish favourite Bjorn Hansen (SWE) in a five-match thrilling Quarter Final dual. With heads up high heading to Germany, Corbett said, “Everyone in our team enjoys the battle against one another, which the classic Fleet Race does not offer. For us, it would mean the world to win a regatta like Match Race Germany or one of the other Tour Stages.” As preparations are underway for final build up this week, Eberhard Magg, who organises Match Center Germany, said, “We look forward to five exciting days of racing on our home ground”. "On Wednesday, the regatta village, right on the shores of Lake Constance will welcome the first curious visitors. As of Thursday ZDF, reporter Nils Kaben will commentate the action on the water from the shore and will be welcoming celebrity guests and introducing the stars of the match race scene personally." This year, a larger 'Erdinger Urweisse Hütt'n' is being built to accommodate the daily skipper briefings. A morning briefing will be held every morning, led by Rudi Magg and his team from the Yacht Club Langenargen. Eberhard Magg, who is also the Sporting Director, adds "The professional teams will not make it easy for our local heroes, but I am sure that also the German and Austrian teams will fight for their chances." "And Eric Monnin's Team SailBox that once started his international career here in Langenargen, still remains one of the favourites. It is very unfortunate to say that reigning World Champion Taylor Canfield and the five-time World Champion Ian Williams cannot participate in the German Grand Prix this year." "I believe this is due to the tight schedule right after the Congressional Cup and commitments with another series for both of them." "It is a pity that they cannot be here because the schedule is fitted so tight", said Magg with confidence that the annual event on water will not be affected by this. He added, "I am convinced that we can present one or more upcoming world champions from this year's event. These guys can be potential candidates for the Olympic Games and other high profile events. Being part of the World Match Racing Tour gives talented helmsmen the opportunity that could acquire attention and appreciation of an America's Cup team." Match Race Germany - Home game for WIESNKÖNIG Over 18 years the Match Race Germany brand has strengthened and created sponsorship opportunities. New on board as a sponsor for the event this year are lifestyle-fashion designer and costumes trendsetter brand - WIESNKÖNIG. Marketing Director Alexander Vogler says, "The aim of our commitment is to strengthen our brand image as well as arousing curiosity to the brand of WIESNKÖNIG. Besides heading into our outlet in Amtzell, there are many ways to meet the WIESNKÖNIG brand. Whether through our distribution channels in retailing on our online store or making a presence in social media, we want to give people the feeling of a different kind of costume label. Anyone who sees the double stag logo will know what to expect." Visitors heading to Match Race Germany will see the WIESNKÖNIG brand displaying the most beautiful products around the event village. The Pentecoste celebration in this year will also add local flavour with the even larger 'Erdinger Urweisse Hütt'n'. Vogler also added, "The slogan of the evening event 'Wiesnkönig Hüttenzauber - Match Race Germany goes Dirndl and Lederhosen' says it all. The event is not only geographically benefiting for us but also suit us thematically - an absolute home game for us. We want to show visitors that traditional costumes can also be different. The WIESNKÖNIG brand stands for the combination of lifestyle fashion and the attitude to life." Harald Thierer, who is the Event Manager of Match Race Germany, says, "WIESNKÖNIG and the Match Race Germany fit together so well. The lifestyle and the attitude to life here together with world-class sport get perfectly together here on the shore of Langenargen and on Lake Constance." Thierer added, "Our motto in 2015 is 'Everlasting friendship on water and on land'. We devote this to our great line of partners; Porsche, MHP - A Porsche Company, Ultramarine, dtm, Nauti Sattler, Meichle + Mohr, ZF and Württembergische. Not to mention our members of the organising crew, and, of course, to our unique audience. So let the sailing festival begin!”

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    London, UK (7th Nov 2014): With some downtime now on the cards for Team Alpari FX, the boys are embarking on a new challenge for the hairiest month of the year…Movember. For the 30 days of November, men around the world are taking action by changing their appearance through the growth of a new moustache, and Team Alpari FX is on board for the prickly journey ahead. Movember is more than just an excuse to grow a fine piece of ‘moustachery’, it’s about sparking conversations while raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health. It’s about having fun and ‘doing good’, and at the same time an excuse to laugh at newly acquired facial hair (or lack of)! Movember is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men’s health and thanks to the support of more than four million participants worldwide, they have raised $580 million and funded 800 programs in 21 countries. A clean shave Skipper Keith Swinton and his fellow Australian Mo Bros – Ricky McGarvie, Ben Lamb, Tudur Owen and Ted Hackney – start their Mo-growing journey with a clean-shaven face. To show your support and find out more visit Team Alpari FX Movember and follow the team’s progress on Twitter @TeamAlpariFX

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    Hamilton, Bermuda (24th Oct 2014): For the first time since 2003, Bermuda has been struck by hurricane strength winds not once but twice in the last fortnight. Yet remarkably over this period the mid-Atlantic British Overseas Territory has managed to lay on not just this week’s Argo Group Gold Cup, but last week hosted the world’s top golfers at the PGA Grand Slam. Being on the track of north Atlantic hurricanes means that the islanders have had to adapt over the years and for example a stringent set of building regulations help minimise the inevitable carnage when 100+ mph winds strike. Thanks to efforts of the National Hurricane Centre in the USA, hurricanes are not only tracked but great effort goes into projecting their track. After devastating several Caribbean islands, it was known several days in advance that Tropical Storm Fay and last Friday’s Hurricane Gonzalo were likely to strike Bermuda, so anticipating Gonzalo the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club delayed the start of the Argo Group Gold Cup by a day. Trees were uprooted by the effects of Hurricane Gonzalo Once Gonzalo passed they held a meeting to assess their situation. “If we had 95% of the island without electricity, then we’d have had a problem,” admits event Chairman Brian Billings. In the event only half the island lost power, one damaged International One Design was replaced and the devastation at the airport was such that it was operational again within 24 hours. “After numerous phone calls, we said ‘yes, we’re on’,” says Billings. Hurricane Gonzalo was vicious. Leaving the Caribbean it was rated as a Category 2 hurricane (83-95 knots) but hitting warm open water it built to a Cat 4 (113-136 knots) before downgrading marginally to a Cat 3 just before hitting Bermuda. Argo Group Gold Cup Event Chairman Brian Billings According to Billings, Gonzalo’s slow pace made it a ‘long storm’ with winds already up to storm force by 0700 local time on Friday and still honking by 1100 the next day. “In between my barograph took a very slow spin down and it went down to 27.5 [931mB] and then there was a little bit of a horizontal line and then she slowly came back up again…” This was in stark contrast to Hurricane Emily which came and went within just four hours. Strangest was the eye of the hurricane, continues Billings: “It was huge – it took an hour to pass. It was flat calm, very eerie and very misty – it was kind of weird. Then all of a sudden – womp – the eye wall hit and it came in with a vengeance, like someone threw a bucket of iced water at you unexpectedly.” Damages caused by Hurricane Gonzalo When Gonzalo struck Billings says the most wind he saw was 130mph while he was at home, however this was at sea level and it was stronger on higher ground. Despite this the devastation caused was surprisingly slight. This was partly thanks to Tropical Storm Fay having swept through a week earlier with winds of 110+mph. “When Fay hit we hadn’t had any major wind storm for quite a while, so the branches were heavy and we had a very wet August so there was a lot of foliage all over the place and the trees were all laden with flowers and buds, which added extra weight to them,” Billings continues. “So Fay took out of a lot of trees, and the clean up was longer than it was for Gonzalo - the roads were blocked for almost two days. Without that there could have been a lot more damage and the infrastructure could have suffered much more when Gonzalo hit.” Damages caused by Hurricane Gonzalo Through sheer luck, the timing of the two storms could not have been better. Fay hit leaving just enough time for the golf course at Port Royal to be cleaned up ready for the PGA Grand Slam, despite vast tree damage. “You wouldn’t have known it had happened - they got the course in great shape real fast,” says Billings. “Bermuda is very resilient and has a capability and the attitude to bounce back. People just jump in and help neighbours and we have our Bermuda regiment which helps.” During hurricanes, usually as devastating as the wind is the storm surge, the massive volume of water blown along ahead of the system. However this did not affect Bermuda. Billings explains: “They were forecasting 35-45ft seas outside of the reef line on the South Shore, but there is the reef that slows it down, so we don’t get a storm surge from there. If it goes from the north then it can come into the Great Sound, then it comes into the Harbour and has no place to go. That happened during Emily.” According to Billings hurricanes strike Bermuda once every 10 years. So having two in the space of a week means statistically they should be free of them for some years to come. Good news for the Argo Group Gold Cup in years to come hopefully.

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    London, UK (14th Nov 2014): The discipline of Match Racing is considered the most combative and strategic form of sailing. With just two boats pit against each other on the race course in identical boats, match racing is about the pure skill of the skipper and the agile performance of his or her team. The ability to make quick decisions and outwit your opponent - every move counts. All rules decisions are made by on-water umpires selected by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF). This concept was developed by the match racing community and has been long used in the America’s Cup to provide instant decisions to the teams and avoid long protest hearings after racing. Think it’s an easy job? In a new series of ‘You’re the Umpire!’, we take a look at some of the difficult calls the umpires have to make. Would you make the same decisions? 2014 Dutch Match Cup  - Williams vs Hansen In this tense pre-start during Qualifying at the 2014 Dutch Match Cup, both Bjorn Hansen of Hansen Sailing Team and Ian Williams of GAC Pindar fight for position as the clock counts down to the start. In the final seconds before the start, Williams makes an arguably aggressive manoeuvre diving for a gap between Hansen and the committee boat resulting in a collision with both Hansen and the committee boat. Who was in the right and who was in the wrong? And what decision did the Umpires make? In the 4 minute pre-start, both teams fight for the upper hand crossing tacks and trying to move into the best position. Teamwork is key at this point to execute fast manoeuvres in the small pre-start area  Hansen (sailing boat 3) positions himself to leeward and in a right of way position over Williams (boat 5) to make it difficult for Williams to start close to the starting vessel Williams turns towards the start line. He has no right to room between Hansen and the starting vessel because under the rules he cannot call for room when approaching the line to start  The questions here are whether there is room for Williams to fit in the gap between Hansen and the committee boat. And if Hansen subsequently heads up and 'shuts the door’ on Williams, has Williams been given the opportunity to go somewhere other than into the rapidly closing gap. Hansen, as the [leeward] right of way boat, is obliged under rule 16 to give room to the other boat to keep clear as he changes course.  At this point the Umpires have a number of options they can take; Call 1: If there is room for Williams between Hansen and the committee boat, and Hansen simply ‘shuts the door’ without giving Williams any room to keep clear - Penalty to Hansen for breaking rule 16. Call 2: If there is room for Williams between Hansen and the committee boat, and Williams had the room to dip behind Hansen’s stern or tack out to the right of the committee boat as the gap closed but chose not to, then Penalty to Williams for not keeping clear of Hansen. Call 3: If there is no room for Williams no matter what Hansen’s actions then Penalty to Williams for not keeping clear. Call 4: If you give the penalty to Williams and decide he gained an advantage compared to where he would have ended up if he’d bailed out, then hand him a second 'umpire initiated’ Penalty. The Final Umpires Decision: The umpires decided that Williams was in the wrong and he received two penalties, one for not keeping clear of Hansen, and one for gaining an advantage through breaking a rule. Would you have made the same decision? Share your comments on our Facebook post here

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    London, UK - 14 May 2012: Several rule changes have been confirmed for the 2012 Alpari World Match Racing Tour, coming into effect at the first event of the season, Match Race Germany in Langenargen on May 23 – 28. The Racing Rules have been amended in order to continue the positioning of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT) as the most compelling, competitive and pioneering action on the water. Craig Mitchell, Alpari World Match Racing Tour, Tour Director, expects the alterations to have a positive effect on the Tour, as well as match racing in general: “Match racing has evolved to the point where we currently have a great set of rules, producing some fantastic sporting action, as we saw quite clearly in the 2011 series. “Nothing major has changed in the past few years and we are enthusiastic in our responsibility to keep developing the rules to challenge our world class athletes and create the best possible spectacle we can.”

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    Langenargen, Germany (9th June 2014): Downunder, where chief umpire Bill Edgerton comes from, there’s a children’s character called Blinky Bill, a laid-back cuddly cartoon Koala. But if the sailors on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour think they can pull the blinkers over their on-the-water officials, they’ve got another thing coming. Edgerton (known to some as Complicated Bill) and his colleagues are wise to their mischievous tricks. Most of the boats used on the Alpari World Match Race Tour are tiller-steered, but at Match Race Germany, the Bavaria 40 keelboat is equipped with a wheel. This offers the cheekier skippers a new opportunity to pull the wool over the eyes of the umpires. Just as professional footballers are prone to tripping over a blade of grass on the edge of the penalty box, sailors are not immune to similar forms of dyspraxia. Tight situations sometimes tempt sailors into the dark art of dissimulation. But Complicated Bill is on to them: “They're playing to the umpires! They're trying to gain an advantage, and it's a game between us and them. “They're always trying to show that they're doing what they need to stay out of trouble, and we're always looking to see that they're doing enough. So, they can exaggerate the drama of the situation and make it look as though it's more dramatic than it is in reality. But it's not as bad as a dive in football. “When you need to keep clear, you have to turn the boat, and if you're not close enough or not watching closely, they can slide their hands over the top of the wheel without actually turning it, saying, ‘Look, I'm going as hard as I can!’” Little beknown to the offending skipper, Edgerton is looking further down - below the waterline - for evidence of whether or not they’re really trying. “Actually if you're looking at the rudder you see there's no turning of the rudder whatsoever. It's up to us to try and satisfy ourselves if they are really doing everything they can, or if they're just playing a game.”news88.net http://www.europosud.ua http://motioncrisp.wordpress.comevakuator-servis.com/http://www.galid.com/

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    Langenargen, Germany (8th June 2014): Being a professional sailor isn’t just about being able to sail a boat fast, it’s about conducting yourself in a professional manner in every respect. It’s what you do off the water that counts too, such as negotiating with commercial partners who can help fund the costs of competing on a global circuit. French skipper Mathieu Richard has shown a useful knack of being able to sign a sponsor who can help his team perform on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. Last year, despite lacking a Tour Card, Richard succeeded in finding a sponsor in GEFCO who helped him compete on a number of events as a Wild Card holder. Victory at the Korea Match Cup and some other great performances were sufficient to get him back into this year’s circuit as one of the eight Tour Card holders. “It's a great feeling to be back as a Tour Card holder, because the last time was in 2011. We managed to get a new sponsorship with LunaJets, so they are following us for this season. I'm very excited and very glad to be on the Tour with my team, which is the same team pretty much as last year.” LunaJets, a private jet brokerage based in Geneva, already supported Richard on the RC44 circuit. “When I asked them if they wanted to go on the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, they immediately said yes, so they are very excited to be on the circuit with us. We hope we can repay their faith in us. They are very sensitive to the fact that it's a World Championship and we are a very high level team and we are fighting for the victory, for the title. They like this very much.” Richard has a very diverse background in racing, with world championship wins as a tactician in keelboats like the Mumm 30 and fast multihulls the ORMA 60 offshore trimarans. He has won the offshore challenge, the Tour de France a la Voile, four times, but in the past decade he has increasingly focused on match racing. Victory at the European Match Racing Championship in 2004 showed what he could do, and since then he has finished runner-up in the Tour in 2007. He has been a world force in match racing ever since. Richard attributes his success to having raced with a core of friends for a very long time. “I started match racing with Greg, my tactician, more than 15 years ago, so it's really been a while. Then Thierry and Olivier have been with me for eight or nine years. Francois Verdier, the bowman, started with me two years ago and Pascal Rambeau, the same.” While he’s competing in a combative part of the sport, Richard maintains a placid demeanour. “I am not sure I am very aggressive, definitely some are more so, like Bjorn Hansen; even the young guys, Robertson, Swinton, they like to be aggressive. It is not in my nature to be so aggressive. I try to stay smooth on the course to keep the boat fast and we also have good skills in terms of tactics on board with Greg as tactician. It's difficult to say just one good point about the team, we have a lot of skills and I think we are pretty strong in all parts of the game.” Aged 38, he is one of the older skippers on the Tour, but with many good years remaining, and with as much enthusiasm for the sport as ever, he says. “Obviously you haven't got the same spirit when you are 20 as when you are 38. When you are 20 you are starting out, and you are probably a bit fresher and looking at racing with, I wouldn't say more enthusiasm, but you discover everything for the first time. When you get a bit more experienced you know how it works, it's a bit different. You can bet on your experience to beat the others - and that's what we are trying to do.” But is there a danger of relying on experience too much, of not trying new ideas any more? “Not really, because sailing is a game in which you always try to improve every day. Even if I started match racing 15 years ago, I am always trying to improve and thinking about the moves, the start, the trimming etc. You are never satisfied with your level. It's about trying to improve all the time. Experience is a good asset, but you have to always be looking for new tricks.”http://online.casinocity.com evakuator-servis.com http://europosud.uawww.evakuator-servis.comhttp://goodportal.com.ua/

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    London, UK (9th Oct 2014): The German National Match Racing Championship kicks off today at the Constance Yacht Club, Langenargen Germany. Nine of Germany’s best match racing teams will go head to head in the hope of gaining an invite to next year’s Alpari World Match Racing Tour Championship event, Match Race Germany. The German National Match Race Championships will be sailed in Blu26 boats with a 4 person crew on picturesque Lake Constance in Germany. Felix Oehmes, who is one of the best ranked sailors in Germany, has his eyes on winning this year’s event. Oehmes of Hamburg Match Race Team who sailed alongside Carsten Kemmling at Match Race Germany this year, has gained much match racing experience against top sailors from the Alpari Tour and will have a few tricks up his sleeves in the competition. However, more experienced match racers Lars Hueckstedt of Heizkörper Sailing Team and Adrian Maier-Ring, helmsman for Innotio Match Race Team will be among the other contenders looking for the win this weekend. The winner of Qualifying will proceed straight to the Semi Finals. The next 6 teams will compete in Quarter Final knockouts before advancing to Semi Finals and Finals which are scheduled for Saturday 11 October. German National Match Race Championships Felix Oehme-NRV Match Race TeamLars Hueckstaedt-Heizkörper Sailing TeamAdrian Maier-Ring-Innotio Match Race Team IFlorian Haufe-Haufe Racing TeamJens Hartwig-Hartwig Match TeamChi Trung Huynh-ASV Matchrace Team Mathias Rebholz-Team Up!Felix Schrimper-Innotio Match Race Team II Tino Ellegast-Team Ellegast

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    London, UK (20th June 2014): The Batavia Sailing Center today selected the Batavia Regatta, which will run over 23 - 24 August 2014 at the Bataviahaven of Lelystad, Holland, as the official Qualifying event for the Dutch Match Cup 2014. The Batavia Sailing Center is the organiser of the Dutch Match Cup the recently announced Stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour. For teams wishing to race in the Dutch Match Cup two Qualification places are available. Both the winner and the runner up of the Batavia Regatta will receive an invite to the Dutch Match Cup which will be held between 24-28 September this year. The Dutch Match Cup and the Batavia Regatta will be sailed in MaxFun 25 boats with the race area directly in front of the port of Bataviahaven, very close to the shore, offering fantastic opportunities for spectators to enjoy the action. The organization of the Dutch Match Cup has two further Wild Card invites which will be decided upon later in the year. Batavia Regatta The Batavia Regatta will be an ISAF Grade 3 match racing event. Further information about invites to the Batavia Regatta and the NoRcan be found at www.dutchmatchcup.nl/qualifier/jobtalk.jp http://www.budmag.ua http://www.progressive.uawww.dxtranse.com.ua/europosud.ua/

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