Saturday, 14 March 2009

WMRT: Mirsky Racing Team report on Day 3 in Marseille

MRT scrapes through

Mirsky Racing Team sailing against Ed Baird's Alinghi team. Image copyright Gilles Martin-Raget/World Match Racing Tour.

by Kinley Fowler

After a long day out on the water, the round robin has been completed and the Quarterfinals pairing have been decided. MRT managed to just scrape through, winning the final race of the round robin to put them on 6 wins, finishing in 7th position.

The higher qualifying teams were given the power to choose who to race in tomorrow’s do or die quarterfinals, and reigning two time world champion Ian Williams of Bahrain Team Pindar chose to race the Mirsky Racing Team. The choice doesn’t come as much of a surprise as Williams managed to beat MRT in the round robin stage, however with the scores so close after the first stage, anything could happen.

“We’re looking forward to building up the momentum that we had today in tomorrow’s quarterfinals. We always aim to peak on the final day, and our performance has picked throughout the regatta, so we hope to continue it on right through to the end.”

Mirsky Racing Team
World Match Racing Tour

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