After a trying day beset by light winds America's Cup skipper Sébastien COL (FRA) of Areva Challenge showed his strengths as a match racer and finished the day with a 3-0 record. Eric MONNIN (SUI) faired well to match COL's winning streak and is tied in first place in Group A1's standings.
Second ranked World Tour Skipper Mathieu RICHARD (FRA) of Saba Sailing came away with a 2-1 result. 'It was a very hard day. The wind was light and it was difficult to finish in such conditions.' said RICHARD.
Organisers Eberhard MAGG and Harold THIERER are happy to be celebrating the 10th Jubilee of Match Race Germany and will be joined by 35,000 visitors during the course of the long weekend. 'The last 10 years have been tough but wonderful years. We have been through highs and lows but have always been motivated by our competitors, spectators and partners. Match Race Germany has evolved and is stronger than ever and we look forward as we move into our 2nd decade'. Said MAGG.
Racing is scheduled to resume tomorrow morning around 09:00, weather permitting.
Group A1 Standings 24 May 2007
|1||Sébastien COL||FRA||Areva Challenge||3||0|
|3||Mathieu RICHARD||FRA||Saba Sailing Team||2||1|
|6||Wearn Haw TAN||SIN||0||3|
ISAF Match Racing World Championship Standings
(After Stage 6)
|1||Ian WILLIAMS||GBR||4||Team Pindar||62|
|2||Mathieu RICHARD||FRA||6||Saba Sailing Team||50|
|3||Jesper BANK||DEN||57||United Internet Team Germ||45|
|4||Paolo CIAN||ITA||2||Team Viano Mercedes Benz||41|
|8||Sébastien COL||FRA||1||Areva Challenge||33|
World Match Racing Tour Schedule
|Stage 1||Portugal Match Cup||Cascais, Portugal||18-23 July 2006|
|Stage 2||Danish Open||Copenhagen, Denmark||9-13 August 2006|
|Stage 3||St. Moritz Match Race||St Moritz, Switzerland||15-20 August 2006|
|Stage 4||Bermuda Gold Cup||Hamilton, Bermuda||10-15 October 2006|
|Stage 5||Allianz Cup||San Francisco, USA||24-29 October|
|Stage 6||Monsoon Cup||Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia||28 November-3 December 2006|
|Stage 7||Match Race Germany||Langenargen, Germany||23-28 May 2007|
|Stage 8||GKSS Match Race||Marstrand, Sweden||2-8 July 2007|
|Stage 9||Portugal Match Cup||Cascais, Portugal||24-25 July 2007|
|Stage 10||Danish Open||Copenhagen, Denmark||8-12 August 2007|
|Stage 11||St. Moritz Match Race||St Moritz, Switzerland||14-19 August 2007|
|Stage 12||Latium Match Cup||Fiumicino, Italy||11-16 September 2007|
|Stage 13||Locman Cup - Elba Island||Porto Azzurro, Elba Island, Italy||25-30 September 2007|
|Stage 14||Bermuda Gold Cup||Hamilton, Bermuda||9-14 October 2007|
|Stage 15||Brasil Sailing Cup||Angra dos Reis, Brazil||23-28 October 2007|
|Stage 16||Monsoon Cup||Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia||28 November-2 December 2007|
The World Match Racing Tour is an ISAF Special Event. Skippers earn points towards the World Championship at the nine events of the World Tour and the highest scoring skipper at the end of the season is the ISAF Match Racing World Champion.
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