The penultimate day of the Monsoon Cup showed just how far the world's best professional match racing teams are prepared to go in their quest to win the World Match Racing Tour, both on and off the water. There's money on the line, and there's professional pride at stake.
Local hero Hazwan Dermawan (MAS) wowed his Malaysian fans with another giant-killing performance in Qualifying Session two of the Monsoon Cup, as this time he dispatched world championship contender Bjorn Hansen (SWE) with a winning margin of 1 minute and 1 second.
Fans of the Monsoon Cup didn't have to wait long for the first major upset of the regatta, when in Match 1 of Flight 1 in Qualifying, local sailor Hazwan Dermawan beat Australia's Keith Swinton on Malaysian home waters.
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At the end of August ten sailors from six countries, supported by their coaches, attended the first ISAF Paralympic Development Program clinic in Weymouth and Portland, Great Britain.
Led by Betsy Alison, US Sailing Paralympic Coach and Chair of the Disabled Sailing Committee, with support from Matt Grier, Royal Yachting Association Paralympic Development Coach and Jacob Haug, a 2.4mR coach sailors and coaches were put through their paces.
Throughout the clinic sailors benefited from on-water expertise, sailing in the Paralympic one-person keelboat, the 2.4mR, as well as daily on-shore briefings.
World Sailing TV were on-hand to capture the moment and you can view the video here.
Keith Swinton's Black Swan Racing from Australia and Chris Steele's 36 Below Racing from New Zealand have advanced to the Quarter Finals at the 67th annual Argo Group Gold Cup, the penultimate event on the 2015 World Match Racing Tour.
With six of the eight Quarter Finalists set at the $100,000 Argo Group Gold Cup, the penultimate event of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour, all eyes are on the Repechage to see which two crews will join the action slated for Saturday.
The penultimate event of the World Match Racing Tour kicks off tomorrow with ISAF Match Racing World Champion, Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar squaring off against the local hero Blythe Walker (BER) Team RenRe.
Nicolai Sehested (DEN) and his TREFOR Match Racing Team clinched victory today at the Energa Sopot Match Race, Poland, the 10th stage and World Championship Event of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour (WMRT).
Veteran Polish match racer and America's Cup helmsman Karol Jablonski skilfully played the gusty conditions today to lead the twelve strong field of teams at the end of Day 2 of Qualifying at the 2015 Energa Sopot Match Race.
There was no stopping current, and five-time ISAF Match Racing World Champion Ian Williams (GBR), GAC Pindar today at the Energa Sopot Match Race as he swiftly dispatched his Quarter Final opponent Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) in three straight wins.
Reigning ISAF World Champion Ian Williams starts as favourite for the Energa Sopot Match Race, the fourth World Championship Event and Polish leg of the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) which starts on Wednesday this week.
Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Nautiska Racing proved why he is the 'Master of Marstrand' with a faultless display of match racing to brush aside Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar 2-0 in the finals of Stena Match Cup.
The final four skippers emerged today at Stena Match Cup Sweden with defending event champion Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Nautiska Racing and Australia's Keith Swinton, Black Swan Racing each heading into the final day at match point in their respective Semi Final matches.
Defending ISAF Match Racing World Champion Ian Williams (GBR) GAC Pindar has led his team through a faultless round at Stena Match Cup Sweden winning all 13 of his Qualifying races as the event rolls into the start of the Quarter Finals.
Teams were faced with soaring temperatures and challenging light air conditions today during Qualifying Session three of the Stena Match Cup Sweden in Marstrand, as the final races of the Qualifying round determine which 8 of the 14 team field will advance to the Quarter Finals.
Local favourite Johnie Berntsson (SWE) and his Berntsson Sailing Team took full advantage of the champagne sailing conditions in Marstrand with six wins out of seven races in Qualifying at Stena Match Cup Sweden, the third World Championship Event of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour (WMRT).
Bjorn Hansen, defending champion and four-time winner of Stena Match Cup Sweden, has set the pace on day one of Qualifying at the third World Championship Event of the 2015 World Match Racing Tour (WMRT).