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25 May 2007, 10:43 am
Successful Day for America's Cup Skipper Sébastien COL
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Match Race Germany 2007
Langernargen, Germany

The first day of the ISAF Grade WC Match Race Germany, Stage 7 of the World Match Racing Tour 2006 - 07 season saw 12 crews from nine nations take to the water on Lake Constance in South West Germany. Group A1 began the day with three flights and Group A2 flights were abandoned due to failing wind.
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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

Pos Skipper Nation

Team

Wins Losses
1 Sébastien COL FRA Areva Challenge 3 0
2 Eric MONNIN SUI 3 0
3 Mathieu RICHARD FRA Saba Sailing Team 2 1
4 Eugeniy NEUGODNIKOV RUS 1 2
5 Carsten KEMMLING GER 0 3
6 Wearn Haw TAN SIN 0 3

ISAF Match Racing World Championship Standings
(After Stage 6)

Pos Skipper Nation ISAF World
Match Race
Ranking
Team Pts
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
5 Ed BAIRD USA 22 Alinghi 40
6 Peter HOLMBERG ISV 75 Alinghi 37
7 Peter GILMOUR AUS 3 PST 35
8 Sébastien COL FRA 1 Areva Challenge 33

World Match Racing Tour Schedule
(2006-2007 Season)

Stage Event Venue Date
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.

The World Tour Partner and Official Car is BMW AG (Munich, Germany). World Tour sponsors include Sebago (Rockford, USA), the Official Footwear Supplier, Travel Places (West Sussex, Great Britain), the Official Travel Partner and Wedgwood (Cheshire, Great Britain) the Official Trophy Supplier.

For more information on the World Match Racing Tour, its competitors and events, visit the official World Tour website - www.WorldMatchRacingTour.com. World Match Racing Tour television programmes may be viewed on demand by clicking on the television icon on the home page of the website.

For all the news on the World Match Racing Tour CLICK HERE.

Yvonne Reid (As Amended By ISAF). Image, Light Winds on Day One:© Event Media
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