1010 4G Match Racing International Regatta
Published: Tuesday, 20 May 2014
The final day of the 1O1O 4G Match Racing International Regatta took place in glorious conditions, with 10 to 14kts of south westerly winds enticing the Race Officer to set her course in Hong Kong's Kowloon Bay for the third day in a row.
The semi-finals got underway in 15kts and a massive tide. The finish saw Ian Williams a boat length ahead of William Tiller and David Gilmour finish with a sizable advantage over Jeremy Koo.
The first flight resulted in a win for Tiller in the petit final and a win for Williams in the final. In the second flight, Williams and Gilmour both made a good entry, only for Williams to take Gilmour well outside the box in the dial up, with the result that Gilmour was still over at the start. From there, it was a straight-forward sail for Williams to wrap up the final and the title of 1O1O 4G Match Racing International Champion. The final results are Ian Williams, first place, second place, David Gilmour and third place, William Tiller.
The prizes were awarded at Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, with silverware presented by Bruce Lam, Chief Marketing Officer of Hong Kong Telecom. “We are delighted to have top international skippers to join the 1O1O 4G Match Racing Series in Hong Kong,” Lam said. "A big congratulations to the winners who clearly demonstrated their top-notch skills even when facing unpredictable changes – this is an essential quality of a successful leader, the quality that 1O1O possesses for always being able to provide remarkable mobile communications services to our customers.”