Video: Quarter-final action from the Stena Match Cup
Highlights from the quarterfinal rounds of the Stena Match Cup in Sweden.
There was further upset in the quarterfinal rounds of Stena Match Cup in Sweden on Thursday.
Defending Tour champion Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew were trounced 3-1 by Keith Swinton’s Black Swan Racing, despite the young Australian skipper having only just scraped his way into the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
Elsewhere, racing went to the full five matches (first to three points) between Bjorn Hansen’s eWork Sailing Team and Adam Minoprio’s Team Alpari FX, with the Swede ultimately coming out on top.
With both Minoprio and Williams out, Stena Match Cup Sweden is suffering from an unexpected late wobble, with all of the present top four from the Alpari World Match Racing Tour leaderboard now out of the competition.
The two other quarterfinal matches also went the full distance with New Zealand’s Phil Robertson and his WAKA Racing winning the decider against local hero Johnie Berntsson and his Stena Sailing Team.
Similarly Italian Simone Ferrarese and his Ferrarese Racing Team, winner of qualifying, went to five races against Finland’s Staffan Lindberg and his Alandia Sailing Team, with Ferrarese coming out on top.
Racing continues on Friday with the semi-finals.