Saturday, 23 May 2009
BlackMatch Racing versus Damien Iehl in Marseille, 2009. Supplied image.
by David Swete
The recent release of the ISAF World Match Racing rankings has seen Adam Minoprio and the BlackMatch crew elevated into a career high 5th place World Ranking, one place behind Austrailian and fellow Line 7 sponsored Torvar Mirsky. The ISAF World Rankings count results over the past 2 years and as last year was our first year on the tour this is an extraordinary effort, well beyond what we anticipated. Our recent climb through the rankings was not only due to our victory in Marseille, but also helped by the fact that we have made the the last 3 World Tour finals in a row, it's this kind of form that we are hoping to carry into our upcoming events. Next week we are back competing, travelling to Germany for the second event on the World Tour, this is immediately followed by the Korea Match Cup Tour event, where we finished third last year.
BlackMatch would like to thank their friends and family for all their support over the years. We would also like to thank our two loyal sponsors Fedex Express and Line 7 New Zealand for all of their help and support and also our yacht club the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, without their efforts none of this would be possible.