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Ian Williams claims victory in Battle of Helsinki

GAC Pindar and Ian Williams left rainy Helsinki with a self-confidence-boosting 22 point victory over Holmberg’s Swedish team.

The double points finals in the last two races offered the Hernesaari audience some really close racing.

Williams lost his two-point advantage to Mans Holmberg’s Typhoon X Racing when left in fourth in the second last race.

Despite overtaking Holmberg on the finish line of the regatta closing seventh race, Williams had to accept a daily second after two victorious days in Helsinki.

This however did not threaten the British team’s overall victory of the 3-day Helsinki event.

Ian Williams and GAC Pindar head for Stockholm’s final event of the Scandinavian Series in a healthy lead of five points with Dackhammar in second.

However, double points in Stockholm’s regatta offer the chasing teams an opportunity to close the gap.

Sailing in Stockholm commences already on Thursday 8 September.

M32 Scandinavian Series - Helsinki Leaderboard

1st GAC Pindar (GBR) - Ian Williams - 38 pts
2nd TyphoonX Racing (SWE) - Måns Holmberg - 60 pts
3rd Flux Team (SWE) - Johnie Berntsson - 66 pts
4th Essiq Racing Team (SWE) - Nicklas Dackhammar - 76 pts
5th Artemis Youth Racing (SWE) - Rasmus Rosengren - 126 pts

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