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, beating Johnie Berntsson (SWE) in a fifth and final winner-take-all match.
BERNTSSON AND WILLIAMS ON THE BRINK AT CONGRESSIONAL CUP
As the frontrunner after two days of Qualifying, Johnie Berntsson (SWE) elected to race eighth place Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN). As swiftly as one-two-three Berntsson dispatched the young Dane.
WILLIAMS DOMINATES REPECHANGE, QUALIFIES TO QUARTERFINALS
Ian Williams (GBR) – who finished at the bottom of the pack in last year’s Congressional Cup – was off with a vengeance today, winning all of his matches in the Repêchage.
BERNTSSON BLASTS THROUGH QUALIFYING AT CONGRESSIONAL CUP
Everyone is eager to unseat Canfield, number one-ranked by World Sailing; but the team best poised to crush Canfield, after two days of racing, appears to be Johnie Berntsson (SWE).
PHIL ROBERTSON SHOWS HOW IT IS DONE
New Zealand’s Phil Robertson, the reigning world champion, made it look easy as he cruised to a 3–0 victory in the final of the Match Cup Australia, beating local skipper Matt Jerwood.
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN BONANZA AT MATCH CUP AUSTRALIA
Local skipper Matt Jerwood certainly overplayed the anxiety card on his way to becoming the third Western Australian skipper to make it through to the semi-finals of Match Cup Australia