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Williams takes M32 Top Spot in Risør

British team GAC Pindar, skippered by Ian Williams, punched the top spot of the M32 Series Scandinavia on the third and final day in Risør when it counted.

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Consistency was a big part of the success of GAC Pindar over this regatta, not always winning but keeping within important top three finishes.

With no discards though the event and double points on offer for the final two races, keeping those back-of-fleet results off of the scorecard was key to Williams' success.

With the win in Norway, GAC Pindar knock Jonas Warrer’s Wallén Racing off their top spot on the series leaderboard.

ESSIQ Racing Team have topped the overall leaderboard the first two days and were upset to drop that on the last day but runner-up position in Risør means they slide up the overall series leaderboard.

Risor marked the second stop on a five regatta series so with three events remaining there is still time for rivals to steal the trophy off GAC Pindar before the season finale in Stockholm at the end of summer.

The series next heads to Helsinki, Finland for stage three where Williams will look to hold on tightly to his lead, with Sweden’s ESSIQ Racing Team seeking an event win to pull their score higher on the overall leaderboard.

The regatta begins in just two weeks on August 11th.

M32 Series Scandinavia Leaderboard after 2 events
1st GAC Pindar Ian Williams 10 12 22pts
2nd Wallén Racing Jonas Warrer 12 9 21pts
3rd FLUX Team Johnie Berntsson 9 10 19pts
4th ESSIQ Racing Team Nicklas Dackhammar 7 11 18pts
5th Neptune Racing Sam Gilmour 6 8 14pts
6th CHINAone Ningbo Phil Robertson 11 0 11pts
7th Sailing Team NL Pieter-Jan Postma 8 0 8pts

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31 July 2017 10:43 GMT


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