Please select your home edition
Edition
Barz Optics - Polarised and non-polarised readers for sailors

Ian Williams wins SB3 event at Cowes Week

by Media on 9 Aug 2008
The Laser SB3 series winner Pindar - Skandia Cowes Week 2008 onEdition © http://www.onEdition.com

Team Pindar triumphs again at Skandia Cowes Week

Pindar’s World Match Racing Champion Ian Williams today won the SB3 class at Skandia Cowes Week, a great finish to a successful week for Team Pindar, who also won the Artemis Challenge on Tuesday.


The SB3 class is the biggest at Skandia Cowes week, attracting a fleet of over 80 boats. Racing takes place over seven days, with competitors counting six races out of seven for their total score. The format makes for exciting sailing, with racing skill and tactics the most important factors in winning.

Williams and his crew of Mark Nicholls and Simon Shaw were at Skandia Cowes Week in training for the World Match Racing Tour. The team finished 30th in the first race, but enjoyed a dramatic improvement on the second day, finishing in first position with a significant lead of one minute and 17 secs. Team Pindar continued to perform well during the week, finishing either 2nd or 6th in the remaining races and entering the final day with a lead of three points.

In an exciting final race, Team Pindar were in fourth position for much of the competition until a late surge brought them into first place, securing their overall win in the SB3 class.

Williams commented, ‘We are delighted to have won today against an impressive fleet of 83 boats. Some of the guys in the class are very experienced and we’ve spent just two weekends competing in SB3s over the past 18 months, so winning is a fantastic achievement for us. The week has been thoroughly enjoyable and has provided us with an excellent opportunity to race ahead of the Danish Open, where we hope to repeat today’s performance and ultimately increase our lead in the World Match Racing Tour.’

Chairman of the Pindar Group Andrew Pindar added, 'In only their second outing in the SB3s, it just goes to show the immense talent of Ian, Mark and Simon. We are all very excited about following their progress at the World Match Racing Tour in Denmark at the end of the month and then Switzerland at the beginning of September. Its going to be some run in to Bermuda and Malaysia!'

Williams will travel to Denmark on August 27 for the next stage on the 2008 World Match Racing Tour, which he is currently leading by seven points.
upffront 660x82Wildwind 2016 660x82Naiad/Oracle Supplier

Related Articles

Bacardi Miami Sailing Week - Overall report
Miami gave us great sailing conditions for all six days of the sixth Bacardi Miami Sailing Week presented by EFG Bank Miami gave us great sailing conditions for all six days of the sixth Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank that includes its celebrated event the 88th Bacardi Cup. The Star, J/70, Viper 640, VX One and M32 classes all took part in this year’s event with 164 teams racing. Thank you to all of our Race Committee, Regatta Staff, and competitors for a great event!
Posted on 10 Mar 2015
Bacardi sailing week – Winners collect silverware after a great day 6
Last day of racing for 88th Bacardi Cup and the sixth Bacardi Miami sailing week brought us a little change in the weath The last day of racing for the 88th Bacardi Cup and the sixth Bacardi Miami Sailing Week Presented by EFG Bank brought us a little change in the weather with overcast skies and scattered showers
Posted on 9 Mar 2015
Bacardi Cup - Final results announced
Lars Grael won final race and his second Bacardi Cup in a row. Lars’s success is even more remarkable as he is amputee Lars Grael won the final race and his second Bacardi Cup in a row. Lars’s success is even more remarkable as he is an amputee, missing his right leg. He is a model of resilience. Young Jorge Zarif with Bruno Prada crewing put in a good performance to finish second in the regatta with Mark Reynolds and Magnus Liljedahl finishing third.
Posted on 8 Mar 2015
2015 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week - Day 5 + Video
Today was the second day of the Sixth Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank Today was the second day of the Sixth Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank for the J/70, M32, Viper 640 and VX One classes, and the fifth day of the 88th Bacardi Cup for the Stars. All race courses started at their allotted time, 11:55 for the Stars and 10:55 for all other classes, except the M32s, whose start was postponed until 11:30 a.m.
Posted on 7 Mar 2015
88th Bacardi Cup - Day 4
The sixth Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank began today with the addition of the four classes. The sixth Bacardi Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank began today with the addition of the J/70, M32, Viper 640 and VX One classes, while the Stars are racing their fourth day in the 88th Bacardi Cup. The weather was perfect, the wind was great and the race committees did a great job.
Posted on 7 Mar 2015
2015 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week – Another perfect sailing day
2015 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week day four starts with excellent sailing conditions. 2015 Bacardi Miami Sailing Week day four starts with excellent sailing conditions. The wind was a bit lighter today starting out at 11 knots and dropping to eight by the finish. The fleet was well behaved on the starting line so no Black Flag today and no one was over early.
Posted on 6 Mar 2015
Bacardi Miami sailing week - Great conditions continue for racing
It’s hot, hot, hot in Miami for the third day of Star racing and it is the last day the Stars will be alone on the bay It’s hot, hot, hot in Miami for the third day of Star racing in the 88th Bacardi Cup and it is the last day the Stars will be alone on the bay, as tomorrow the remaining classes, J/70, M32, Viper 640 and VX One, will begin racing in the sixth BACARDI Miami Sailing Week presented by EFG Bank.
Posted on 5 Mar 2015
Miami Sailing Week – Bacardi Cup preview
Miami Sailing Week presented by EFG Bank will start with 173 boats traveling to Coconut Grove Miami Sailing Week (BMSW) presented by EFG Bank will kick off with 173 boats traveling to Coconut Grove to compete in the 88th Bacardi Cup
Posted on 1 Mar 2015
Kerry Gruson awarded Liz Earle Ladies Day Trophy
Kerry Gruson has been awarded 2008 Liz Earle Ladies Day Trophy at Skandia Cowes Week US sailor Kerry Gruson has been awarded 2008 Liz Earle Ladies Day Trophy at Skandia Cowes Week Thursday evening. The award, to celebrate the achievements and contribution of women in sailing is now in its third year, and at a special prizegiving ceremony Thursday evening Dame Ellen MacArthur presented Gruson with the award.
Posted on 8 Aug 2008
BMW ORACLE Racing’s Teams gear up for Cowes
BMW ORACLE Racing’s Team Spithill and Team Cammas gear up for Cowes Extreme 40s BMW ORACLE Racing will begin training in Cowes next week in preparation for the highly competitive iShares Cup at Skandia Cowes Week 2-4 August where the team is fielding two entries – Team Spithill and Team Cammas.
Posted on 27 Jul 2008