Alpari World Match Racing Tour: Ian Williams triumphs in quarter finals in Poland as Canfield cruises to semis
Williams saw off the challenge from local hero Karol Jablonski
Four-times world match racing champion Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar team won its quarter-final clash with local hero Karol Jablonski in the latest Alpari World Match Racing Tour regatta in Sopot, Poland.
After a shaky start, Williams progressed strongly to take second place in a round robin dominated by the defending world champion, Taylor Canfield of the U.S. Virgin Islands, who dropped only one match on his way to automatic progression to the semi-final.
Mathieu Richard of France met Keith Swinton of Australia while New Zealander Phil Robertson beat Denmark’s Nicolai Sehested in the other, best of three quarter final matches.
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