Team Pindar's World Match Racing Champion Ian Williams hopes to extend his lead in Denmark
Team Pindar’s World Match Racing Champion Ian Williams will be looking to better his third place finish in the 2007 event and extend Team Pindar’s lead on the 2008 World Match Racing Tour.
The 2008 Danish Open (27-31 August) is being hosted by the Royal Danish Yacht Club in Frederikshavn for the first time and will see competitors race in identical DS37 boats.
The event boasts a competitive entry list, with over half of entrants placed in the top ten of the ISAF World Rankings. Tour leader, Ian Williams will line up against 11 others, including current ISAF World Number 1 Mathieu Richard (French Match Racing Team/Team French Spirit) and Bjorn Hansen (Alandia Sailing Team), who is trailing Williams by seven points on the Tour.
Team Pindar is in good shape going into the fifth stage on the Tour. The crew enjoyed an excellent start to August, winning the SB3 class at Skandia Cowes week.
Speaking after a training session in Sweden, Ian said; “We’ve made a solid start during the first half of the 2008 Tour but we now have to focus on building a more substantial lead and we’ve still yet to win an event this season. To win at Cowes Week was a great boost and we’ll be looking to build on that success here and in the coming events.”
The next few months is an intense period of racing on the World Match Racing Tour, with four events taking place in just seven weeks.
To follow Team Pindar’s progress in Denmark, visit www.worldmatchracingtour.com .