Pierre-Antoine Morvan’s Vannes Agglo Sailing Team took the top of the leaderboard in Gyeonggi-do, with four wins from five matches on day one of the Korea Match Cup.
However the only team to keep a clean sheet thus far was the reigning champion of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, Ian Williams’ GAC Pindar, who scored three wins from three.
The most dramatic of Williams’ victories was against Keith Swinton’s Black Swan Racing, and the young Australian skipper was regretting a missed opportunity against the top seeded British team, who at one point was two penalties down.
Williams admits he thought the race had got away from him after two penalties had gone against him. “We didn’t agree with those decisions, but we’ll talk to the umpires about them later,” he said. “Even though we were distracted, we still kept the speed on the boat. We were fast downwind all day, and when we managed to get a piece of Swinton we sailed us both past the finish line and got rid our last penalty when we tacked back up to the finish.”
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29 May 2013 13:08