Monday, 21 July 2008

BlackMatch - Emirates Team New Zealand Win Grade One Toyota Sopot Match Race 2008

by SailRaceWin and Event Media

Adam Minoprio and the BlackMatch - Emirates Team New Zealand team won the final of the Grade One Toyota Sopot Match Race in Poland, Sunday, against Eric Monnin from Switzerland. The scoreline was 3-1 to Minoprio, who was sailing with Dave Swete, Tom Powrie and Nick Blackman.

Conditions were variable on the final day of racing. Winds were mostly force 2, but with gusts of force 5. The mast of Minoprio's boat broke, so his team had to change boats for the final flight.

In the petit-final, Keith Swinton (Australia) overcame South African Ian Ainslie and crew from Team Shosholoza, 2-1.

Final Overall Results

1.Adam Minoprio (NZL) BlackMatch Racing - Emirates Team New Zealand
2.Eric Monnin (SUI) Swiss Match Race Team
3.Keith Swinton (AUS) Black Swan Racing
4.Ian Ainslie (RSA)
5.Peter Wibroe (DEN) Wibroe Sailing Team
6.Staffan Lindberg (FIN) Alandia Sailing Team
7.Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Yachting Australia
8.Andrew Arbuzov (RUS) Arbuzov Team
9.Przemek Tarnacki (POL) Tarnacki Racing
10.Eugeniy Neugodnikov (RUS) Ecowave – Lord of the Sail
11.Rafał Sawicki (POL)
12.Marek Stańczyk (POL) Polish Match Tour/Nautiner

2008 Toyota Sopot Match Race

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