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M32 Scandinavian Series - WIlliams leads into final

Ian Williams and GAC Pindar continue to master the light winds on Riddarfjarden in Stockholm.

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Ian Williams extended the gap to their Swedish rivals on the scoreboard.

Dackhammar and Wallen still have a chance to steal their thunder as double points come in to play during the final races Saturday.

Six-time match racing World Champion Ian Williams lead his team to a comfortable win in the first race of the day.

In the second race they came back from fifth to second place at the finish while their main contenders for the series title, Nicklas Dackhammar's Essiq Racing, were over the start line early and struggled to recover.

Dackhammar’s rough day continued. In race three they recovered from the back of the fleet to being first over the line.

But the umpire gave them a penalty for not keeping clear of Hans Wallén at the last mark rounding and instead they had to settle for fifth place.

A win in race four was a small consolation but in race five they lost the win to their rivals on GAC Pindar.

Olympic veteran Hans Wallén was hungry for top results and lead the last two races of the day from start to finish.

Wallén Racing won the day and are currently second on the leaderboard, seven points behind Williams.

Double points are at stake in Saturday’s finals and that still gives Essiq Racing a chance to grab the series title if they perform at their best and GAC Pindar ends the regatta badly.

But Williams looks strong and has a golden opportunity to win the M32 Scandinavian Series 2016 if he stays out of trouble.

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9 September 2016 21:12 GMT


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