Ian Williams (GBR) dominated Taylor Canfield (ISV) to win the final of the Monsoon Cup 3-0, sweeping the GAC Pindar skipper to his sixth World Championship title on the World Match Racing Tour. While Canfield was getting the better of his arch-rival in the pre-starts, once out of the blocks GAC Pindar was just coaxing maximum speed out of the FarEast 28R keelboat on the challenging, ever-changing Straits of Johor.
Clear boatspeed edge
The British skipper admitted that the US Virgin Islander had brought his "A game" to the pre-starts, as US One managed to stick penalties on GAC Pindar in both of the final two matches. However Williams had a clear boatspeed edge that left Canfield scratching his head. The British skipper paid tribute to his team - mainsheet trimmer Gerry Mitchell, headsail trimmer Mal Parker and tactician Chris Main - for digging him out of a few holes. Williams has extended his record as the most successful match racing skipper in the history of the Tour.