The final of Midsummer Match Cup will be a battle between Eric Monnin (Capvis Swiss Match Race Team) and Ian Williams Team GAC Pindar, the two top ranked skippers in World Sailing’s match racing open ranking. The finals in Skärhamn start at 1.30 pm CET and will be live streamed!
The semi-finals where decided in winds around 12 knots and in best out of three matches. Ian Williams beat Lucy Macgregor in two close races.
“It’s great to make the finals in our first time here at this event and the crew work is coming together nicely, especially in the stronger winds we are having now. We are looking forward to a great final”, says Ian Williams.
Nicolai Sehested evened the score against Eric Monnin after Capvis Swiss Match Race Team got a penalty on the last downwind in match two. In match three, Monnin got the advantage on the first lap and never let it go.
Results semi-finals June 28th – Midsummer Match Cup 2019:
Ian Williams, Team GAC Pindar (GBR) 2
Lucy Macgregor, Team Macgregor (GBR) 0
Eric Monnin, Capvis Swiss Match Race Team (SUI) 2
Nicolai Sehested, Gringo Sailing Team (DEN) 1
Finals of Midsummer Match Cup
Capvis Swiss Match Race Team (SUI)
Team GAC Pindar (GBR)
Petit Final of Midsummer Match Cup
Gringo Sailing Team (DEN)
Team Macgregor (GBR)