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IAN WILLIAMS

Name
IAN WILLIAMS
Nationality
gbr United Kingdom
Current Team
GAC PINDAR
Birthday
April 26, 1977
Age
45
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SKIPPER

IAN WILLIAMS

Ian Williams is already considered the most successful skipper on the World Match Racing Tour after so far winning 6 World Championship titles.

He started his career in sailing with an English Channel crossing at the age of six weeks old and he has been sailing ever since. Ian started racing in the International Cadet Class and at sixteen and was selected to represent the UK at the World Championships in Belgium. The following year Ian won his first Youth Match Racing National Championship and has since become one of the most recognizable names in professional sailing.

Ian rose to the top ten of the International Sailing Federation (now World Sailing)’s ranking list in July 2003 but unable to make significant further progress whilst holding down a full-time job, in April 2005 Ian took a six-month sabbatical from his legal career to embark on a career in professional sailing.

In that first year Ian placed 2nd overall in the World Match Racing Tour and won the Argo Group Gold Cup (2006). He then went on to win both the 2007 and 2008 World Match Racing Tours making him at that time one of only five skippers to hold multiple World Match Racing titles and the first European to do so. He went on to win the title in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015 becoming the only person to win six World Championship Titles.

Although best known for his successes on the World Match Racing Tour, Ian has competed in a diverse range of classes and series, winning fleet racing championship titles in four different keelboat classes and a World Championship in the M32 catamaran, and competing in well-known circuits like the Audi MedCup, Farr 40 World Championship circuit, Extreme Sailing Series, and M32 Series.

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MATCH RACING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

2017 — 8th (2rd on WMRT Leaderboard)

2016 — 7th (3rd on WMRT Leaderboard)

2015 — 1st

2014 — 1st

2013 — 2nd

2012 — 1st

2011 — 1st

2010 — 5th

2009 — 6th

2008 — 1st

2006/07 — 1st

2005/06 — 2nd

2004/05 — 22nd

RESULTS

REGATTA EVENT EVENT DATE GRADE POSITION
(26-30 Oct 2020) Bermuda Gold Cup (WMRT Event) Open 09-Apr-20 W 2
WMRT Finals – GKSS Match Cup Sweden Open 03-Jul-19 W 7
Midsummer Match Cup Open 25-Jun-19 1 1
Argo Group Gold Cup Open 06-May-19 1 1
Congressional Cup 2019 Open 02-Apr-19 1 1
WMT – Regata De Portugal Open 03-Oct-18 W 2
WMT – Match Cup Norway Open 26-Jul-18 W 5
WMRT – GKSS Match Cup Sweden Open 04-Jul-18 W 2
Congressional Cup 2018 Open 17-Apr-18 1 5
WMT World Championship – Shenzhen Match Cup Open 24-Oct-17 W 8
RYA National Match Racing Championships Grand Finals Open 17-Oct-17 3 3
WMRT Chicago Match Cup Open 27-Sep-17 W 1
WMRT Match Cup Russia Open 01-Aug-17 W 3
2017 World Match Tour – GKSS Match Cup Sweden Open 04-Jul-17 W 3
Congressional Cup 2017 Open 28-Mar-17 W 1
2017 World Match Tour – Match Cup Australia Open 20-Mar-17 W 13
WMRT Finals Open 04-Jul-16 W 7
WMRT Newport Open 30-May-16 W 3
WMRT Copenhagen Open 09-May-16 W 7
Congressional Cup 2016 Open 05-Apr-16 W 12
WMRT Newport Qualifier 1 Open 18-Mar-16 3 2
Bermuda Match Race Open 14-Mar-16 3 1
2016 World Match Tour – Fremantle Open 02-Mar-16 W 1
Monsoon Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 26-Jan-16 W 1
RYA National Match Racing Championship Finals Open 20-Nov-15 3 1
Argo Group Gold Cup – World Match Racing Tour 2015 Open 06-Oct-15 W 7
Sopot Match Race – World Match Racing Tour Open 29-Jul-15 W 2
WMRT Stena Match Cup Sweden 2015 Open 29-Jun-15 W 2
Royal Southern Match Cup 2015 Open 10-Jun-15 2 1
Congressional Cup 2015 Open 13-May-15 W 3
RYA National Match Racing Qualifier 1 Open 25-Apr-15 4 1
Monsoon Cup – Alpari World Match Racing Tour 2015 Open 10-Feb-15 W 1
Alpari World Match Racing Tour Overall – ISAF Match Racing World Championship Open 31-Dec-14 1
RYA National Match Racing Championship Finals Open 14-Nov-14 3 1
Argo Group Gold Cup – Alpari World Match Racing Tour 2014 Open 21-Oct-14 W 4
Lelystad Match Race- Alpari World Match Racing Tour 2014 Open 24-Sep-14 W 2
Chicago Match Cup – Alpari World Match Racing Tour Open 17-Sep-14 W 2
Sopot Match Race – Alpari World Match Racing Tour Open 31-Jul-14 W 1
Stena Match Cup – Alpari World Match Racing Tour 2014 Open 30-Jun-14 W 2
Royal Southern Match Cup 2014 Open 12-Jun-14 2 2
Match Race Germany 2014 – Alpari World Match Racing Tour Open 05-Jun-14 W 1
Szczecin Match Race, Polish Match Tour 2014 Open 30-May-14 2 1
1O1O 4G Match Racing Hong Kong International Open 16-May-14 2 1
Congressional Cup Open 06-Apr-14 1 2
FISU Selections/NMR Q1 Open 15-Feb-14 4 1
Alpari World Match Racing Tour Overall – ISAF Match Racing World Championship Open 31-Dec-13 2
Monsoon Cup – Alpari World Match Racing Tour Open 25-Nov-13 W 2
Argo Group Gold Cup – Alpari World Match Racing Tour Open 08-Oct-13 W 6
Chicago Match Cup – Alpari World Match Racing Tour Open 07-Aug-13 W 4
Stena Match Cup Sweden – Alpari World Match Racing Tour Open 01-Jul-13 W 5
Korea Match Cup – ALPARI WORLD Match Racing Tour Open 28-May-13 W 4
Match Race Germany – Alpari World Match Racing Tour Open 15-May-13 W 1
1010 4G Match Racing Hong Kong International J/80 Open 10-May-13 2 3
Congressional Cup Open 08-Apr-13 1 3
World Match Racing Tour Overall – ISAF Match Racing World Championship Open 31-Dec-12 1
Monsoon Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 03-Dec-12 W 3
RYA National Match Racing Championships Finals Open 16-Nov-12 3 1
Argo Group Gold Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 02-Oct-12 W 3
Match Race France – World Match Racing Tour Open 24-Sep-12 W 1
St Moritz Match Race – World Match Racing Tour Open 28-Aug-12 W 8
Chicago Match Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 11-Jul-12 W 1
Stena Match Cup Sweden – World Match Racing Tour Open 02-Jul-12 W 3
Korea Match Cup – World Match Tour Open 29-May-12 W 2
Congressional Cup Open 26-Mar-12 1 1
World Match Racing Tour Overall – ISAF Match Racing World Championship Open 31-Dec-11 1
Monsoon Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 22-Nov-11 W 1
Argo Group Gold Cup – World Match Racing Tour IOD (International One Design) Open 04-Oct-11 W 7
St Moritz Match Race – World Match Racing Tour Open 30-Aug-11 W 3
Stena Match Cup Sweden – World Match Racing Tour Open 04-Jul-11 W 1
Portimao Portugal Match Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 22-Jun-11 W 1
Korea Match Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 07-Jun-11 W 3
Match Race France – World Match Racing Tour Open 10-May-11 W 10
VIII Open De España Open 03-May-11 1 1
Congressional Cup Open 21-Mar-11 1 1
World Match Racing Tour Overall – ISAF Match Racing World Championship Open 31-Dec-10 5
Monsoon Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 30-Nov-10 W 5
Sunseeker Australia Cup Open 24-Nov-10 2 2
Argo Group Gold Cup – World Match Racing Tour IOD (International One Design) Open 04-Oct-10 W 9
St Moritz Match Race – World Match Racing Tour Open 31-Aug-10 W 2
Stena Match Cup Sweden – World Match Racing Tour Open 05-Jul-10 W 5
Troia Portugal Match Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 23-Jun-10 W 4
Korea Match Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 08-Jun-10 W 2
Match Race Germany – World Match Racing Tour Open 19-May-10 W 5
World Match Racing Tour Overall – ISAF Match Racing World Championship Open 31-Dec-09 6
Monsoon Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 03-Dec-09 W 11
Sunseeker Australia Cup Open 26-Nov-09 2 5
Argo Group Gold Cup – World Match Racing Tour IOD (International One Design) Open 05-Oct-09 W 3
Danish Open – World Match Racing Tour Open 09-Sep-09 W 5
St Moritz Match Race – World Match Racing Tour Open 01-Sep-09 W 3
GKSS Match Cup Sweden – World Match Racing Tour Open 29-Jun-09 W 11
Troia Portugal Match Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 16-Jun-09 W 3
Korea Match Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 03-Jun-09 W 2
Match Race Germany – World Match Racing Tour Open 27-May-09 W 5
Marseille International Match Race – World Match Racing Tour Open 10-Mar-09 W 8
Louis Vuitton Pacific Series AC – IACC (1992 – 2007) Open 30-Jan-09 1 7
World Match Racing Tour Overall – ISAF Match Racing World Championship Open 07-Dec-08 1
Monsoon Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 03-Dec-08 W 4
King Edward VII Gold Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 07-Oct-08 W 5
Troia Portugal Match Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 24-Sep-08 W 7
St Moritz Match Race – World Match Racing Tour Open 02-Sep-08 W 2
Danish Open – World Match Racing Tour Open 28-Aug-08 W 1
GKSS Match Cup Sweden – World Match Racing Tour Open 30-Jun-08 W 9
Korea Match Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 10-Jun-08 W 2
Match Race Germany – World Match Racing Tour Open 08-May-08 W 4
Brasil Sailing Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 21-Apr-08 W 3
GKSS Ice Breaker Open 12-Apr-08 3 1
RYA Winter Challenge 5 J/80 Open 08-Feb-08 2 3
RYA Winter Challenge 2 J/80 Open 07-Dec-07 2 1
World Match Racing Tour Overall – ISAF Match Racing World Championship Open 02-Dec-07 1
Monsoon Cup Open 28-Nov-07 W 1
Brasil Sailing Cup Open 13-Nov-07 W 5
King Edward VII Gold Cup Open 09-Oct-07 W 12
Latium Match Cup Open 11-Sep-07 W 6
St Moritz Match Race Open 14-Aug-07 W 1
Danish Open Open 08-Aug-07 W 3
Portugal Match Cup Open 25-Jul-07 W 2
Trofeo Challenge Roberto Trombini Open 11-Jul-07 1 5
GKSS Match Cup Open 02-Jul-07 W 10
Match Race Germany Open 23-May-07 W 11
Marseille International Match Race Open 14-Mar-07 1 1
JP Morgan Asset Management Winter Challenge 6 Open 09-Feb-07 2 5
Auckland Match Racing Cup Open 24-Jan-07 1 2
World Match Racing Tour Overall – ISAF Match Racing World Championship Open 31-Dec-06 2
JP Morgan Asset Mangament Winter Challenge 3 Open 08-Dec-06 2 1
Monsoon Cup Open 29-Nov-06 W 3
15th Berlin Match Race 2006 Open 02-Nov-06 2 7
Allianz Cup Open 25-Oct-06 W 4
King Edward VII Gold Cup Open 11-Oct-06 W 1
Cento Cup Match Race Open 20-Sep-06 1 3
St Moritz Match Race Open 15-Aug-06 W 10
Danish Open Open 09-Aug-06 W 5
Internationaux De France De Match Racing Open 03-Aug-06 1 2
Portugal Match Cup Open 17-Jul-06 W 9
Locman Cup – Elba Island Open 11-Jul-06 2 2
Match Race Germany Open 31-May-06 1 3
ACI H1 Match Race Cup Open 23-May-06 1 6
Congressional Cup Open 11-Apr-06 1 2
Brasil Sailing Cup Open 14-Mar-06 1 8
JP Morgan Asset Management Winter Challenge Final Open 10-Mar-06 2 4
JP Morgan Fleming Winter Challenge 6 Open 18-Feb-06 3 6
Auckland Match Racing Cup Open 24-Jan-06 1 5
JP Morgan Fleming Winter Challenge 3 Open 17-Dec-05 3 1
Monsoon Cup Open 29-Nov-05 1 8
King Edward VII Bermuda Gold Cup Open 15-Oct-05 1 8
ISAF Match Racing World Championship Open 12-Sep-05 W 5
Sopot Match Race Open 29-Aug-05 1 1
Knickerbocker Cup Open 23-Aug-05 2 3
St Moritz Match Race Open 16-Aug-05 1 4
Internationaux De France De Match Racing – Manu Minard Open 04-Aug-05 1 1
Portugal Match Cup Open 19-Jul-05 1 9
Swedish Match Cup And Women’s Trophy Open 04-Jul-05 1 14
Trofeo Challenge Roberto Trombini Open 29-Jun-05 1 5
Gran Premio Citta Di Lugano – Match Race Open 15-Jun-05 2 5
Petit Danish Open – Qualifier Danish Open Open 11-Jun-05 3 3
Blurimini Match Race Open 01-Jun-05 2 5
Match Race Germany Open 11-May-05 1 7
Palio Del Mare Open 07-Apr-05 2 2
Marseille International Match Racing Open 16-Mar-05 1 7
JP Morgan Fleming Winter Challenge Final Open 05-Mar-05 2 2
JP Morgan Fleming Winter Challenge Open 19-Feb-05 3 2
JP Morgan Fleming Winter Challenge Open 29-Jan-05 3 1
JP Morgan Fleming Winter Challenge Open 15-Jan-05 3 2
Land Rover Cup Open 12-Nov-04 2 7
Berlin Match Race Open 04-Nov-04 2 11
Doyle Match Open 29-Oct-04 2 1
Ameri Cast Cup Open 25-Sep-04 3 1
ISAF Match Racing World Championship Open 17-Jul-04 W 8
Trofeo Challenge Roberto Trombini Open 30-Jun-04 1 3
Blurimini Match Race Open 02-Jun-04 2 2
Match Race Garda Trentino Open 27-Apr-04 1 7
Algarve Cup Open 14-Apr-04 2 4
Marseille International Match Race Open 10-Mar-04 1 7
Roucas Match Racing Open 21-Feb-04 3 6
Land Rover Cup Open 14-Nov-03 2 2
Berlin Match Race Open 31-Oct-03 2 6
RYA British Match Racing Finals Open 26-Sep-03 3 2
ISAF Match Racing World Championship Open 24-Aug-03 W 11
Trofeo Challenge Roberto Trombini Open 08-Jul-03 1 7
Blurimini Match Race Open 04-Jun-03 2 2
Riva Match Race Open 02-May-03 2 2
Match Race Grade 3, Selection For Blurimini Match Race Grade 2 Open 11-Apr-03 3 1
Land Rover Cup International MRC Open 10-Jan-03 2 1
Berlin Match Race 2002 Open 01-Nov-02 2 2
RYA British Match Racing Championship Final Open 20-Sep-02 3 1
RYA British Match Racing Qualifier 3 Open 07-Sep-02 4 1
ISAF World Sailing Games J/80 Open 29-Jun-02 5
Amer Sports Cup Open 13-Jun-02 1 7
Land Rover Cup European MRC Open 23-Nov-01 2 6
United Airlines/RYA Open Match Race Open 16-Sep-01 2 1
United Airlines/RYA British Match Racing Championship Finals Open 13-Sep-01 3 1
United Airlines/RYA British Match Racing Qualifier 2 Open 01-Sep-01 4 1
Berlin-Match-Race 2000 Open 03-Nov-00 2 6
UK National Match Racing Championship Open 24-Oct-00 3 3
Land Rover Cup International Match Race Open 20-Oct-00 2 6
Trygg Hansa City Match 2000 Open 01-Sep-00 2 6
United Airlines Soling Invitational Open 22-Jul-00 3 5
Cap Gemini Open Open 30-Jun-00 2 4
Soling European Championship Soling Open 11-Jun-00 200 13
Tuborg Spring Cup 2000 Soling Open 31-May-00 100 7
Soling Fleet World Championship Soling Open 02-Apr-00 200 18
Sete Soling Match Racing International Open 16-Mar-00 2 2
Land Rover Cup Open 21-Oct-99 2 1
British Match Racing National Finals Open 12-Oct-99 3 2
Internationaux De France De Match Open 05-Oct-99 1 9
European Match Racing Championship Open 29-Sep-99 2 7
Taloussanomat Match Race Open 20-Aug-99 2 7
Soling European Championship Soling Open 25-Jul-99 200 20
Soling European Match Championship Open 20-Jul-99 2 7
Trygg Hansa Cup 99 Open 16-Jul-99 2 6
Midnight Sun Cap Gemini Week 1999 Open 25-Jun-99 2 4
Kiel Week Soling Open 19-Jun-99 1 23
Hoya Royal Lymington Cup Open 08-Jun-99 1 6
Algarve Cup Open 08-Apr-99 2 3
STEINLAGER LINE 7 PRELIM 1999 Open 20-Mar-99 3 4
GOLD CUP QUALIFIER 1998 Open 18-Oct-98 3 11
BRITISH MR FINALS 1998 Open 06-Oct-98 3 2
ANTIBES CUP 1998 Open 17-Jul-98 2 10
SUNDSVALL OPEN 1998 Open 25-Jun-98 2 3
MIDNIGHT SUN GEMINI CAP 1998 Open 22-Jun-98 4 1
EUROPEAN MATCH RACE CHAMP 1998 Open 16-Jun-98 2 6
HOYA ROYAL LYMINGTON CUP 1998 Open 02-Jun-98 1 5
ALGARVE CUP 1998 Open 26-Mar-98 2 2
1998 Dubai ISAF Sailing World Championships J/22 Open 03-Mar-98 15
BT/RYA NATIONAL MATCH RACE Open 07-Oct-97 3 1
BT/RYA NATIONAL QUALIFIER 2 Open 17-Sep-97 4 2
SUNDSVALL OPEN MATCH RACE Open 27-Jun-97 3 2
COCA-COLA CUP Open 11-Nov-96 3 2
BT/RYA YOUTH NATIONS MR CHAMPS Open 16-Oct-96 3 1
BT/RYA NATIONAL MR CHAMPS Open 16-Oct-96 3 4

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