D. Gilmour Flies LOCAL FLAG WHILST WILLIAMS MAKES SHOCK EXIT

D. Gilmour Flies LOCAL FLAG WHILST WILLIAMS MAKES SHOCK EXIT
Mar 22nd, 2017 admin.adstream
Local Gilmour makes it through in 3-2 battle

Perth, Australia (March 22nd, 2017) – The upsets continue on the third day of the Match Cup Australia, as Ian Williams, who has won the world championship a record six times, is eliminated by local skipper Matt Jerwood. Williams and his GAC Pindar Team were never really in the game, with Matt Jerwood’s Redline Racing leading all three races from start to finish.

“We’re pretty stoked to have won that, it was great,” commented Jerwood through an ear to ear grin. He is full of praise for his team, and quick with self deprecation.

“My team is fantastic, Patrick, Niall and Alex, they are so up to speed with what needs to be done on the boat, we just got in front on the starts, then just sailed away,” was his run down of the races. Then he added “I don’t do a lot on the boat, I just sit there and don’t fall off, but it is quite mentally tiring”.

Others to go through to the quarter-finals in three straight races were Frenchman Yann Guichard and his Spindrift Racing, and Taylor Canfield from the US Virgin Islands, defeating Sam Gilmour and Pieter-Jan Postma respectively.

The tightest match of the day was between Denmark’s Jonas Warrer and Kiwi Chris Steele, which went to a fifth and deciding race, Warrer had gone 2 – 0 up, but Steele clawed his way back to level the score. In the decider it was all over on the starting line, with Steele sailing away unopposed.

Home town skipper David Gilmour beat east coast rival Evan Walker from Sydney’s Cruising Yacht Club of Australia 3 – 2 in a series of tight races.

Match Cup Australia, the first event on the 2017 World Match Racing Tour, is being hosted by the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, and sailed on the Swan River. The event continues with further eliminations tomorrow, with the final on Saturday.

Qualifying

 

SUPER 16 Pair 1
POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 PTS
1 ISV Taylor Canfield US One 1 1 1 3
2 NED PieterJan Postma Sailing Team NL 0 0 0 0
SUPER 16 Pair 2
POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 PTS
1 NZL Chris Steele 36 Below Racing 0 0 1 1 1 3
2 DEN Jonas Warrer Team Warrer 1 1 0 0 0 2
SUPER 16 Pair 3
POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 PTS
1 AUS Torvar Mirsky Mirsky Racing Team 1 0 0 1 1 3
2 SWE Nicklas Dackhammar ESSIQ Racing Team 0 1 1 0 0 2
SUPER 16 Pair 4
POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 PTS
1 NZL Phil Robertson Robertson Racing 0 1 1 1 3
2 SWE Mans Holmberg CFA Sports 1 0 0 0 1
SUPER 16 Pair 5
POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 PTS
1 AUS Steve Thomas RPM Racing 1 1 1 3
2 DEN Nicolai Sehested EWII Racing 0 0 0 0
SUPER 16 Pair 6
POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 601 602 603 604 605 606 607 608 609 610 PTS
1 FRA Yann Guichard Spindrift Racing 1 1 1 3
2 AUS Sam Gilmour Neptune Racing 0 0 0 0
SUPER 16 Pair 7
POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 701 702 703 704 705 706 707 708 709 710 PTS
1 AUS Matt Jerwood Redline Racing 1 1 1 3
2 GBR Ian Williams GAC Pindar 0 0 0 0
SUPER 16 Pair 8
POS COUNTRY SKIPPER TEAM 801 802 803 804 805 806 807 808 809 810 PTS
1 AUS Dave Gilmour Team Gilmour 1 1 0 1 3
2 AUS Evan Walker KA Match 0 0 1 0 1
Jerwood knocks out Williams
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