Ian Williams wins Monsoon Cup and Match Racing world title

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Ian Williams wins the Monsoon Cup to seal his sixth World Match Racing Tour world championship title

Ian Williams wins Monsoon Cup and Match Racing world title

SHOWS: JOHOR, MALAYSIA (JANUARY 30, 2016) (IMG – EDITORIAL USE ONLY)

1. START OF RACE BETWEEN IAN WILLIAMS (2) AND TAYLOR CANFIELD (1)

2. IAN WILLIAMS CREW WORKING ON YACHT

3. WILLIAMS LEADING FROM CANFIELD AROUND BUOY

4. TAYLOR CANFIELD CREW WORKING ON YACHT

5. WILLIAMS LEADING FROM CANFIELD

6. WILLIAMS WINS

7. WILLIAMS AND CREW CELEBRATE AND LIFT UP GREAT BRITAIN FLAG

8. PRESENTATION OF MONSOON CUP TO IAN WILLIAMS

STORY: Ian Williams of Great Britain defeated Taylor Canfield of the US Virgin Islands 3-0 in the final of the Monsoon Cup 3-0 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia on Saturday (January 30) to win his sixth World Championship title on the World Match Racing Tour.

Coming into the Monsoon Cup final, the fate of the World Match Racing Tour title rested between the defending champion Williams and Canfield, the 2013 champion.

Despite this, Williams and his crew had little trouble winning all three races against Canfield to add to his world titles which he first won in 2007.

2015 WORLD MATCH RACING TOUR FINAL STANDINGS:

1. Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar 142pts

2. Taylor Canfield (ISV) US One 132pts

3. Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Nautiska Racing 130pts

4. Phil Robertson (NZL) WAKA Racing 100pts

5. Eric Monnin (SUI) Team SailBox 96pts

6. Keith Swinton (AUS) Black Swan Racing 96pts

7. Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) Aschenbrenner Racing 92pts

8. Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Berntsson Sailing Team 76pts

9. Reuben Corbett (NZL) Corbett Racing 76pts

10. Nicolai Sehested (DEN) Trefor Match Racing 65pts

Overall result:

1. Ian Williams (GBR) (GAC Pindar) 52.00 points

2. Taylor Canfield (ISV) (US One) 47.00

3. Björn Hansen (SWE) (Nautiska Racing) 42.00

4. Eric Monnin (SUI) (Team SailBox) 37.00

5. Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) (Aschenbrenner Racing Team) 33.00

6. Nicolai Sehested (DEN) (Trefor Match Racing) 30.00

7. Phil Robertson (NZL) (WAKA Racing) 27.00

8. Johnie Berntsson (SWE) (Berntsson Sailing Team) 24.00

9. Keith Swinton (AUS) (Black Swan Racing) 21.00

10. Reuben Corbett (NZL) (Corbett Racing) 18.00

11. Maximilian Soh (SIN) (Team Red Dot) 00.00

12. Hazwan Hazim Dermawan (MAS) (hazOne Racing Team) 00.00

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