Ian Williams
Great Britain
WS Ranking 4
Team GAC Pindar

 
While he started sailing at a young age, Williams pursued a career in law. It wasn’t until he took a six-month sabbatical and won two Grade 1 events that he took up sailing full-time.  His early sailing career saw him dominate domestic match racing. He claimed the World and UK Youth Match Racing Championships, was crowned Senior National Champion at the age of only 19, he added the Grade 2 British Open Championship and then added a second senior UK Match Racing Championship. 
 
Ian Williams has claimed six ISAF Match Racing World Championship titles. He is the only sailor to win the world title six times - 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016, surpassing match racing legend Peter Gilmour of Australia in the world championship hall of fame.  
 
Back-to-back wins in the 2011 and 2012 Congressional Cup have earned Williams his two Crimson Blazers.  Looking to add to his impressive record and his wardrobe, he is back on the tour in 2017 fighting hard and smart to win his 3rd Congressional Cup and an unprecedented 7th WMRT Tour Championship.

CORE CREW MEMBERS:
Chris Main - Tactician 
Gerry Mitchell - Trim 
Garth Ellingham - Mainsheet 
Richard Sydenham - Pit 
Mark Williams - Bow


2nd     Congressional Cup 2006
1st      Congressional Cup 2011
1st      Congressional Cup 2012
3rd     Congressional Cup 2013
2nd    Congressional Cup 2014
3rd     Congressional Cup 2015
3rd     WMRT Newport ‘16 Newport Harbour, USA 
2nd    WMRT Newport Qualifier 1 ‘16 Newport Harbour, USA 
1st     Bermuda Match Race ‘16 Hamilton Harbour, BER 
1st     WMRT Fremantle ’16 Bathers Beach, Fremantle, AUS 
1st     Monsoon Cup ’16 World Match Racing Tour Puteri Harbour, Johor, MAS