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GAC Pindar: Ian Williams to chase fifth world match race title

GAC Pindar's Ian Williams will bid for a record breaking fifth World Match Racing Tour title. (Credit GAC Pindar)

GAC Pindar's Ian Williams will bid for a record breaking fifth World Match Racing Tour title. (Credit GAC Pindar)

British sailor Ian Williams, four-times World Match Racing Champion and Skipper of GAC Pindar, has announced his intention to secure an unprecedented fifth World crown in the forthcoming 2014 ALPARI World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT).

Williams, a two-time ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year nominee, finished runner-up on the Tour last year following a dramatic conclusion to the series and is keen to put everything behind regaining his crown: “I was so close to winning a fifth title in Malaysia and I want to put that disappointment behind me and focus one hundred percent on going one better in 2014. I know it will be tough competition, everyone is improving year on year, but we have good form and confidence, having won four of the six round robins last year. We are currently reviewing last season and in the planning stages so that we are fully prepared for the first event in May.”

The AWMRT is the world’s leading professional sailing series featuring world-class Championship events across the globe. Every match race is a duel between two identically matched boats, creating close, aggressive competition, thrilling viewing and some of the most exciting action in world sport.

Commenting on the announcement, GAC Pindar Principal, Andrew Pindar says, “Everyone at GAC Pindar is delighted that Ian will again be leading our World Match Racing challenge and we are fully behind his bid to secure an unprecedented fifth title. The 2014 tour is highly anticipated following the nail biting drama of the final event last year and we have every faith that Ian will be back on top of the podium to celebrate his 8th year with GAC Pindar.”

For more information about GAC Pindar and the Alpari World Match Racing Tour go here.

By GAC Pndar


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