Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew are ready to compete at the Argo Group Gold Cup (7-11 October), despite a number of challenges posed by Hurricane Joaquin.
At one point it looked as if GAC Pindar might not have a full crew in Bermuda in time. However, a drop in wind speeds, making travel possible has meant that GAC Pindar should have a full complement of crew available to compete come the start of racing on 7 October.
Williams and his crew currently sit on top of the tour leaderboard on 90 points, five points ahead of Bjorn Hansen, who sits in second place on 85 points.
Commenting from the team’s base in Hamilton Ian Williams said: “Hurricane Joaquin has complicated things with our travel and training schedules, but it looks as though we will have a full team here in time. Team GAC Pindar hasn’t competed since Poland in July, due to our other commitments, so we are perhaps a little behind the other teams in terms of preparation. However, we remain confident that if we can progress through the early rounds we will be difficult to beat in the knockout stages.”
GAC Pindar Team Principal Andrew Pindar added: “Clearly there have been some difficulties in the run-up to the start of this regatta. Ian and the rest of the crew have been incredibly busy over the past few months with various different things, so it’s good to get all back together again and with the experience we have in the team, I have absolutely no doubt that it will be another strong week for Ian and GAC Pindar.”
Racing starts on 7 October, when the Round Robin will begin. For updates from Bermuda, please visit www.wmrt.com