Please select your home edition
Edition
Auckland On Water Boat Show

Monsoon Cup - World's best prepare for showdown in Malaysia

by Alpari World Match Racing Tour on 22 Nov 2013
2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour – the Monsoon Cup Alpari World Match Racing Tour
The world's best match racing skippers are in full preparation for next week's season finale of the 2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour in Malaysia - The Monsoon Cup from 25-30 November. Any one of the top six teams on the Tour leaderboard can still clinch the Championship with a $500,000 prize purse up for grabs at the event.

Taylor Canfield (ISV) and his USone team currently lead the Tour rankings into the last event with a 10 point lead over defending Tour Champion Ian Williams (GBR) and his GAC Pindar team. Williams made a brave move at the penultimate Tour Stage in Bermuda choosing to race Canfield in the Quarter Final to mitigate the USone teams' championship advantage going into the last event. However, it was not to be and Canfield beat Williams to finish third in Bermuda and now tops the Alpari Tour leaderboard with 92 points, 10 points ahead of Williams.'

Although Williams has Francesco Bruni (ITA) of America's Cup team Luna Rossa to thank for limiting the damage in Bermuda, Williams is now in a familiar place having been second on the leader board at this point last year, and he knows the Quarter Finals in Malaysia will be key. If Canfield makes it to the Semi Finals, but not the Finals next week, then Williams will have to win the event to claim a record breaking fifth Alpari World Match Racing Tour and ISAF World Championship. If Canfield makes the Finals then the Championship is his.

But both skippers will have their work cut out for them in Malaysia as just 26 points separate the top six skippers on the leaderboard, all of whom are in contention for the title. WMRT website
Wildwind 2016 660x82Bakewell-White Yacht DesignInSunSport - NZ

Related Articles

Monsoon Cup - Missed moment for Team Gilmour
This update has been a long time coming. It has been good for us as a team to reflect on how the Monsoon Cup went for us This update has been a long time coming and it has been good for us as a team to reflect on how the Monsoon Cup went for us. Following the first day with Pete filling in for David, while the races were kept close and there were moments of brilliance, we ended with a score of zero wins and three losses.
Posted on 5 Dec 2013
AWMRT Monsoon Cup - Dramatic final day + Video
Taylor Canfield has won the Alpari Match Racing World Tour after a dramatic final day at the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia. Taylor Canfield has won the Alpari Match Racing World Tour after a dramatic final day at the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia. Canfield has Phil Robertson to thank for his Tour victory after the WAKA Racing skipper swept to a 3-0 win over Ian Williams to take the Monsoon Cup.
Posted on 30 Nov 2013
Monsoon Cup- Watch the live action here - Final & Petite Final - LIVE
The Monsoon Cup will be streamed from 26th – 30th November between 10:00 - 17:00 local time (GMT +8). Now in its ninth year, the Monsoon Cup, considered by many to be the most formidable leg of the Alpari World Match racing Tour, will see 12 teams battling for the event title and six fighting for the World Championship. The Monsoon Cup will be streamed from 26th – 30th November between 10:00 - 17:00 local time (GMT +8). With a million dollars of prizemoney on this event - there's plenty at stake!
Posted on 30 Nov 2013
AWMRT Monsoon Cup - Williams scrapes through tense Quarter Final
Monsoon Cup - Ian Williams bounced off the ropes to keep his hopes of a fifth world title alive The Monsoon Cup, the sixth and final event of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, continues in Kuala Terengganu, Malyasia. Ian Williams bounced off the ropes to keep his hopes of a fifth world title alive after scraping through a tense Quarter Final.
Posted on 29 Nov 2013
AWMRT Monsoon Cup - Tropical downpours + Videos
At the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia today the first big deluge struck At the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia today the first big deluge struck, but Taylor Canfield shrugged off the hard rain to come through as top Qualifier in the concluding event of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour.
Posted on 29 Nov 2013
Monsoon Cup- Watch the live action here - Quarter, Semi-Final - LIVE
The Monsoon Cup will be streamed from 26th – 30th November between 10:00 - 17:00 local time (GMT +8). Now in its ninth year, the Monsoon Cup, considered by many to be the most formidable leg of the Alpari World Match racing Tour, will see 12 teams battling for the event title and six fighting for the World Championship. The Monsoon Cup will be streamed from 26th – 30th November between 10:00 - 17:00 local time (GMT +8). With a million dollars of prizemoney on this event - there's plenty at stake!
Posted on 28 Nov 2013
Monsoon Cup - Making sense of the madness + Video
In the Monsoon Cup, Ian Williams moved level with Taylor Canfield at the top of the leaderboard. In the Monsoon Cup, Ian Williams moved level with Taylor Canfield at the top of the leaderboard after making sense of a brain-frying day two of Qualifying in Malaysia.
Posted on 28 Nov 2013
Monsoon Cup- Watch the live action here - Third Qualifying Day - LIVE
The Monsoon Cup will be streamed from 26th – 30th November between 10:00 - 17:00 local time (GMT +8). Now in its ninth year, the Monsoon Cup, considered by many to be the most formidable leg of the Alpari World Match racing Tour, will see 12 teams battling for the event title and six fighting for the World Championship. The Monsoon Cup will be streamed from 26th – 30th November between 10:00 - 17:00 local time (GMT +8). With a million dollars of prizemoney on this event - there's plenty at stake!
Posted on 27 Nov 2013
Monsoon Cup- Watch the live action here - Second Qualifying Day - LIVE
The Monsoon Cup will be streamed from 26th – 30th November between 10:00 - 17:00 local time (GMT +8). Now in its ninth year, the Monsoon Cup, considered by many to be the most formidable leg of the Alpari World Match racing Tour, will see 12 teams battling for the event title and six fighting for the World Championship. The Monsoon Cup will be streamed from 26th – 30th November between 10:00 - 17:00 local time (GMT +8). With a million dollars of prizemoney on this event - there's plenty at stake!
Posted on 27 Nov 2013
Monsoon Cup - Canfield and USone justify billing as favourites + Video
At the Monsoon Cup, the teams from France and the US Virgin Islands made the most of their first day on the water. At the Monsoon Cup, the teams from France and the US Virgin Islands made the most of their first day on the water in Malaysia today. Competing in light winds on a sunny day in Kuala Terengganu, last year’s winner of the Monsoon Cup, Taylor Canfield and USone, justified their billing as favourites, with three straight wins.
Posted on 27 Nov 2013