Monday, 15 December 2008
Torvar Mirsky competing in the Monsoon Cup. Image copyright Gareth Cooke/Subzero Images.
by Kinley Fowler
With tricky winds and rapid current, day two proved to be a more challenging day for us, but with solid crew work and consistent communication we were able to come out of the day on top, finishing up with 6 wins and 2 losses.
We had two big grudge matches today against the fellow Perth team Black Swan Racing headed by Keith Swinton, and New Zealand’s Adam Minoprio and his Blackmatch Racing. Both races fired up on all cylinders, but we were only able to outsail Swinton, as Minoprio’s team sailed smooth and fast after already winning the start to take it out.
Mirsky Racing Team leads Keith Swinton's Black Swan Racing crew in their match in Malaysia. Image copyright Sander van der Borch.
Tomorrow holds some big races for us as we still have to face Williams, Col, and the big gun Peter Gilmour. Although we are sitting comfortably in 3rd place, we still have a lot of racing to do. Thankfully we have a strong foundation to build on and are taking positive steps in the right direction to taking this one out.
A special thanks to Line7, Harken and the Royal Perth Yacht Club for their support.
Mirsky Racing Team