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IAN WILLIAMS

Name
IAN WILLIAMS
Nationality
gbr United Kingdom
Current Team
CHINA ONE NINGBO
Birthday
April 26, 1977
Age
46
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SKIPPER

IAN WILLIAMS

Ian Williams (born 26 April 1977) is already considered the most successful skipper on the World Match Racing Tour after so far winning 6 World Championship titles. He started sailing with an English Channel crossing at the age of 6 months and he has been sailing ever since. Ian started racing in the International Cadet Class in which he was selected to represent the UK at the World Championships in Belgium. Ian rose to the top ten of the International Sailing Federation (now World Sailing)’s match race ranking list in July 2003. In April 2005 Ian left his full time job as a lawyer in London to embark on a career in professional sailing. The increased focus on his sailing helped Ian place 2nd overall in the 2004/5 World Match Racing Tour and he won his first WMRT Event (the Argo Group Gold Cup) in 2006. In 2007 he rose to No.1 on the rankings, and 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 again in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Ian has also 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, also competing in well-known circuits like the Audi MedCup, Farr 40 World Championship circuit, Extreme Sailing Series, and M32 Series.

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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PAST RESULTS

REGATTA EVENT EVENT DATE GRADE POSITION
2022 Congressional Cup Open 19 Apr 2022 W 1
Bermuda Gold Cup (WMRT Event) Open 26 Oct 2020 W 2
Bermuda Gold Cup (WMRT Event) Open 26 Oct 2020 W 2
WMRT Finals – GKSS Match Cup Sweden Open 03 Jul 2019 W 7
Midsummer Match Cup Open 25 Jun 2019 1 1
Argo Group Gold Cup Open 06 May 2019 1 1
Congressional Cup 2019 Open 02 Apr 2019 1 1
WMT – Regata De Portugal Open 03 Oct 2018 W 2
WMT – Match Cup Norway Open 26 Jul 2018 W 5
WMRT – GKSS Match Cup Sweden Open 04 Jul 2018 W 2
Congressional Cup 2018 Open 17 Apr 2018 1 5
WMT World Championship – Shenzhen Match Cup Open 24 Oct 2017 W 8
RYA National Match Racing Championships Grand Finals Open 17 Oct 2017 3 3
WMRT Chicago Match Cup Open 27 Sep 2017 W 1
WMRT Match Cup Russia Open 01 Aug 2017 W 3
2017 World Match Tour – GKSS Match Cup Sweden Open 04 Jul 2017 W 3
Congressional Cup 2017 Open 28 Mar 2017 W 1
2017 World Match Tour – Match Cup Australia Open 20 Mar 2017 W 13
WMRT Finals Open 04 Jul 2016 W 7
WMRT Newport Open 30 May 2016 W 3
WMRT Copenhagen Open 09 May 2016 W 7
Congressional Cup 2016 Open 05 Apr 2016 W 12
WMRT Newport Qualifier 1 Open 18 Mar 2016 3 2
Bermuda Match Race Open 14 Mar 2016 3 1
2016 World Match Tour – Fremantle Open 02 Mar 2016 W 1
Monsoon Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 26 Jan 2016 W 1
RYA National Match Racing Championship Finals Open 20 Nov 2015 3 1
Argo Group Gold Cup – World Match Racing Tour 2015 Open 06 Oct 2015 W 7
Sopot Match Race – World Match Racing Tour Open 29 Jul 2015 W 2
WMRT Stena Match Cup Sweden 2015 Open 29 Jun 2015 W 2
Royal Southern Match Cup 2015 Open 10 Jun 2015 2 1
Congressional Cup 2015 Open 13 May 2015 W 3
RYA National Match Racing Qualifier 1 Open 25 Apr 2015 4 1
Monsoon Cup – Alpari World Match Racing Tour 2015 Open 10 Feb 2015 W 1
Alpari World Match Racing Tour Overall – ISAF Match Racing World Championship Open 31 Dec 2014 1
RYA National Match Racing Championship Finals Open 14 Nov 2014 3 1
Argo Group Gold Cup – Alpari World Match Racing Tour 2014 Open 21 Oct 2014 W 4
Lelystad Match Race- Alpari World Match Racing Tour 2014 Open 24 Sep 2014 W 2
Chicago Match Cup – Alpari World Match Racing Tour Open 17 Sep 2014 W 2
Sopot Match Race – Alpari World Match Racing Tour Open 31 Jul 2014 W 1
Stena Match Cup – Alpari World Match Racing Tour 2014 Open 30 Jun 2014 W 2
Royal Southern Match Cup 2014 Open 12 Jun 2014 2 2
Match Race Germany 2014 – Alpari World Match Racing Tour Open 05 Jun 2014 W 1
Szczecin Match Race, Polish Match Tour 2014 Open 30 May 2014 2 1
1O1O 4G Match Racing Hong Kong International Open 16 May 2014 2 1
Congressional Cup Open 06 Apr 2014 1 2
FISU Selections/NMR Q1 Open 15 Feb 2014 4 1
Alpari World Match Racing Tour Overall – ISAF Match Racing World Championship Open 31 Dec 2013 2
Monsoon Cup – Alpari World Match Racing Tour Open 25 Nov 2013 W 2
Argo Group Gold Cup – Alpari World Match Racing Tour Open 08 Oct 2013 W 6
Chicago Match Cup – Alpari World Match Racing Tour Open 07 Aug 2013 W 4
Stena Match Cup Sweden – Alpari World Match Racing Tour Open 01 Jul 2013 W 5
Korea Match Cup – ALPARI WORLD Match Racing Tour Open 28 May 2013 W 4
Match Race Germany – Alpari World Match Racing Tour Open 15 May 2013 W 1
1010 4G Match Racing Hong Kong International J/80 Open 10 May 2013 2 3
Congressional Cup Open 08 Apr 2013 1 3
World Match Racing Tour Overall – ISAF Match Racing World Championship Open 31 Dec 2012 1
Monsoon Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 03 Dec 2012 W 3
RYA National Match Racing Championships Finals Open 16 Nov 2012 3 1
Argo Group Gold Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 02 Oct 2012 W 3
Match Race France – World Match Racing Tour Open 24 Sep 2012 W 1
St Moritz Match Race – World Match Racing Tour Open 28 Aug 2012 W 8
Chicago Match Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 11 Jul 2012 W 1
Stena Match Cup Sweden – World Match Racing Tour Open 02 Jul 2012 W 3
Korea Match Cup – World Match Tour Open 29 May 2012 W 2
Congressional Cup Open 26 Mar 2012 1 1
World Match Racing Tour Overall – ISAF Match Racing World Championship Open 31 Dec 2011 1
Monsoon Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 22 Nov 2011 W 1
Argo Group Gold Cup – World Match Racing Tour IOD (International One Design) Open 04 Oct 2011 W 7
St Moritz Match Race – World Match Racing Tour Open 30 Aug 2011 W 3
Stena Match Cup Sweden – World Match Racing Tour Open 04 Jul 2011 W 1
Portimao Portugal Match Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 22 Jun 2011 W 1
Korea Match Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 07 Jun 2011 W 3
Match Race France – World Match Racing Tour Open 10 May 2011 W 10
VIII Open De España Open 03 May 2011 1 1
Congressional Cup Open 21 Mar 2011 1 1
World Match Racing Tour Overall – ISAF Match Racing World Championship Open 31 Dec 2010 5
Monsoon Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 30 Nov 2010 W 5
Sunseeker Australia Cup Open 24 Nov 2010 2 2
Argo Group Gold Cup – World Match Racing Tour IOD (International One Design) Open 04 Oct 2010 W 9
St Moritz Match Race – World Match Racing Tour Open 31 Aug 2010 W 2
Stena Match Cup Sweden – World Match Racing Tour Open 05 Jul 2010 W 5
Troia Portugal Match Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 23 Jun 2010 W 4
Korea Match Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 08 Jun 2010 W 2
Match Race Germany – World Match Racing Tour Open 19 May 2010 W 5
World Match Racing Tour Overall – ISAF Match Racing World Championship Open 31 Dec 2009 6
Monsoon Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 03 Dec 2009 W 11
Sunseeker Australia Cup Open 26 Nov 2009 2 5
Argo Group Gold Cup – World Match Racing Tour IOD (International One Design) Open 05 Oct 2009 W 3
Danish Open – World Match Racing Tour Open 09 Sep 2009 W 5
St Moritz Match Race – World Match Racing Tour Open 01 Sep 2009 W 3
GKSS Match Cup Sweden – World Match Racing Tour Open 29 Jun 2009 W 11
Troia Portugal Match Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 16 Jun 2009 W 3
Korea Match Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 03 Jun 2009 W 2
Match Race Germany – World Match Racing Tour Open 27 May 2009 W 5
Marseille International Match Race – World Match Racing Tour Open 10 Mar 2009 W 8
Louis Vuitton Pacific Series AC – IACC (1992 – 2007) Open 30 Jan 2009 1 7
World Match Racing Tour Overall – ISAF Match Racing World Championship Open 07 Dec 2008 1
Monsoon Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 03 Dec 2008 W 4
King Edward VII Gold Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 07 Oct 2008 W 5
Troia Portugal Match Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 24 Sep 2008 W 7
St Moritz Match Race – World Match Racing Tour Open 02 Sep 2008 W 2
Danish Open – World Match Racing Tour Open 28 Aug 2008 W 1
GKSS Match Cup Sweden – World Match Racing Tour Open 30 Jun 2008 W 9
Korea Match Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 10 Jun 2008 W 2
Match Race Germany – World Match Racing Tour Open 08 May 2008 W 4
Brasil Sailing Cup – World Match Racing Tour Open 21 Apr 2008 W 3
GKSS Ice Breaker Open 12 Apr 2008 3 1
RYA Winter Challenge 5 J/80 Open 08 Feb 2008 2 3
RYA Winter Challenge 2 J/80 Open 07 Dec 2007 2 1
World Match Racing Tour Overall – ISAF Match Racing World Championship Open 02 Dec 2007 1
Monsoon Cup Open 28 Nov 2007 W 1
Brasil Sailing Cup Open 13 Nov 2007 W 5
King Edward VII Gold Cup Open 09 Oct 2007 W 12
Latium Match Cup Open 11 Sep 2007 W 6
St Moritz Match Race Open 14 Aug 2007 W 1
Danish Open Open 08 Aug 2007 W 3
Portugal Match Cup Open 25 Jul 2007 W 2
Trofeo Challenge Roberto Trombini Open 11 Jul 2007 1 5
GKSS Match Cup Open 02 Jul 2007 W 10
Match Race Germany Open 23 May 2007 W 11
Marseille International Match Race Open 14 Mar 2007 1 1
JP Morgan Asset Management Winter Challenge 6 Open 09 Feb 2007 2 5
Auckland Match Racing Cup Open 24 Jan 2007 1 2
World Match Racing Tour Overall – ISAF Match Racing World Championship Open 31 Dec 2006 2
JP Morgan Asset Mangament Winter Challenge 3 Open 08 Dec 2006 2 1
Monsoon Cup Open 29 Nov 2006 W 3
15th Berlin Match Race 2006 Open 02 Nov 2006 2 7
Allianz Cup Open 25 Oct 2006 W 4
King Edward VII Gold Cup Open 11 Oct 2006 W 1
Cento Cup Match Race Open 20 Sep 2006 1 3
St Moritz Match Race Open 15 Aug 2006 W 10
Danish Open Open 09 Aug 2006 W 5
Internationaux De France De Match Racing Open 03 Aug 2006 1 2
Portugal Match Cup Open 17 Jul 2006 W 9
Locman Cup – Elba Island Open 11 Jul 2006 2 2
Match Race Germany Open 31 May 2006 1 3
ACI H1 Match Race Cup Open 23 May 2006 1 6
Congressional Cup Open 11 Apr 2006 1 2
Brasil Sailing Cup Open 14 Mar 2006 1 8
JP Morgan Asset Management Winter Challenge Final Open 10 Mar 2006 2 4
JP Morgan Fleming Winter Challenge 6 Open 18 Feb 2006 3 6
Auckland Match Racing Cup Open 24 Jan 2006 1 5
JP Morgan Fleming Winter Challenge 3 Open 17 Dec 2005 3 1
Monsoon Cup Open 29 Nov 2005 1 8
King Edward VII Bermuda Gold Cup Open 15 Oct 2005 1 8
ISAF Match Racing World Championship Open 12 Sep 2005 W 5
Sopot Match Race Open 29 Aug 2005 1 1
Knickerbocker Cup Open 23 Aug 2005 2 3
St Moritz Match Race Open 16 Aug 2005 1 4
Internationaux De France De Match Racing – Manu Minard Open 04 Aug 2005 1 1
Portugal Match Cup Open 19 Jul 2005 1 9
Swedish Match Cup And Women’s Trophy Open 04 Jul 2005 1 14
Trofeo Challenge Roberto Trombini Open 29 Jun 2005 1 5
Gran Premio Citta Di Lugano – Match Race Open 15 Jun 2005 2 5
Petit Danish Open – Qualifier Danish Open Open 11 Jun 2005 3 3
Blurimini Match Race Open 01 Jun 2005 2 5
Match Race Germany Open 11 May 2005 1 7
Palio Del Mare Open 07 Apr 2005 2 2
Marseille International Match Racing Open 16 Mar 2005 1 7
JP Morgan Fleming Winter Challenge Final Open 05 Mar 2005 2 2
JP Morgan Fleming Winter Challenge Open 19 Feb 2005 3 2
JP Morgan Fleming Winter Challenge Open 29 Jan 2005 3 1
JP Morgan Fleming Winter Challenge Open 15 Jan 2005 3 2
Land Rover Cup Open 12 Nov 2004 2 7
Berlin Match Race Open 04 Nov 2004 2 11
Doyle Match Open 29 Oct 2004 2 1
Ameri Cast Cup Open 25 Sep 2004 3 1
ISAF Match Racing World Championship Open 17 Jul 2004 W 8
Trofeo Challenge Roberto Trombini Open 30 Jun 2004 1 3
Blurimini Match Race Open 02 Jun 2004 2 2
Match Race Garda Trentino Open 27 Apr 2004 1 7
Algarve Cup Open 14 Apr 2004 2 4
Marseille International Match Race Open 10 Mar 2004 1 7
Roucas Match Racing Open 21 Feb 2004 3 6
Land Rover Cup Open 14 Nov 2003 2 2
Berlin Match Race Open 31 Oct 2003 2 6
RYA British Match Racing Finals Open 26 Sep 2003 3 2
ISAF Match Racing World Championship Open 24 Aug 2003 W 11
Trofeo Challenge Roberto Trombini Open 08 Jul 2003 1 7
Blurimini Match Race Open 04 Jun 2003 2 2
Riva Match Race Open 02 May 2003 2 2
Match Race Grade 3, Selection For Blurimini Match Race Grade 2 Open 11 Apr 2003 3 1
Land Rover Cup International MRC Open 10 Jan 2003 2 1
Berlin Match Race 2002 Open 01 Nov 2002 2 2
RYA British Match Racing Championship Final Open 20 Sep 2002 3 1
RYA British Match Racing Qualifier 3 Open 07 Sep 2002 4 1
ISAF World Sailing Games J/80 Open 29 Jun 2002 5
Amer Sports Cup Open 13 Jun 2002 1 7
Land Rover Cup European MRC Open 23 Nov 2001 2 6
United Airlines/RYA Open Match Race Open 16 Sep 2001 2 1
United Airlines/RYA British Match Racing Championship Finals Open 13 Sep 2001 3 1
United Airlines/RYA British Match Racing Qualifier 2 Open 01 Sep 2001 4 1
Berlin-Match-Race 2000 Open 03 Nov 2000 2 6
UK National Match Racing Championship Open 24 Oct 2000 3 3
Land Rover Cup International Match Race Open 20 Oct 2000 2 6
Trygg Hansa City Match 2000 Open 01 Sep 2000 2 6
United Airlines Soling Invitational Open 22 Jul 2000 3 5
Cap Gemini Open Open 30 Jun 2000 2 4
Soling European Championship Soling Open 11 Jun 2000 200 13
Tuborg Spring Cup 2000 Soling Open 31 May 2000 100 7
Soling Fleet World Championship Soling Open 02 Apr 2000 200 18
Sete Soling Match Racing International Open 16 Mar 2000 2 2
Land Rover Cup Open 21 Oct 1999 2 1
British Match Racing National Finals Open 12 Oct 1999 3 2
Internationaux De France De Match Open 05 Oct 1999 1 9
European Match Racing Championship Open 29 Sep 1999 2 7
Taloussanomat Match Race Open 20 Aug 1999 2 7
Soling European Championship Soling Open 25 Jul 1999 200 20
Soling European Match Championship Open 20 Jul 1999 2 7
Trygg Hansa Cup 99 Open 16 Jul 1999 2 6
Midnight Sun Cap Gemini Week 1999 Open 25 Jun 1999 2 4
Kiel Week Soling Open 19 Jun 1999 1 23
Hoya Royal Lymington Cup Open 08 Jun 1999 1 6
Algarve Cup Open 08 Apr 1999 2 3
STEINLAGER LINE 7 PRELIM 1999 Open 20 Mar 1999 3 4
GOLD CUP QUALIFIER 1998 Open 18 Oct 1998 3 11
BRITISH MR FINALS 1998 Open 06 Oct 1998 3 2
ANTIBES CUP 1998 Open 17 Jul 1998 2 10
SUNDSVALL OPEN 1998 Open 25 Jun 1998 2 3
MIDNIGHT SUN GEMINI CAP 1998 Open 22 Jun 1998 4 1
EUROPEAN MATCH RACE CHAMP 1998 Open 16 Jun 1998 2 6
HOYA ROYAL LYMINGTON CUP 1998 Open 02 Jun 1998 1 5
ALGARVE CUP 1998 Open 26 Mar 1998 2 2
1998 Dubai ISAF Sailing World Championships J/22 Open 03 Mar 1998 15
BT/RYA NATIONAL MATCH RACE Open 07 Oct 1997 3 1
BT/RYA NATIONAL QUALIFIER 2 Open 17 Sep 1997 4 2
SUNDSVALL OPEN MATCH RACE Open 27 Jun 1997 3 2
COCA-COLA CUP Open 11 Nov 1996 3 2
BT/RYA YOUTH NATIONS MR CHAMPS Open 16 Oct 1996 3 1
BT/RYA NATIONAL MR CHAMPS Open 16 Oct 1996 3 4

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