Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Match Race Germany 2008. Image copyright Richard Walch/World Match Racing Tour.
by Kinley Fowler, Mirsky Racing Team
The weather took a sudden turn for the worse today as the teams began arriving for the start of the 2009 edition of Match Race Germany in the small town of Langenargen.
12 teams from across the globe are gathering for the second event of the year in the battle for the World Match Racing Championship title. This year’s line up is exceptionally strong, with Ben Ainslie, Peter Gilmour and Francesco Bruni stepping in for the first time this season to stir things up and test the new talent that has been dominating the Tour.
After 3 days' training in Gothenburg with Matthias Rahm, Magnus Holmburg and Ian Williams, the Mirsky Racing Team will be arriving on the water well prepared. The first race begins on Thursday; however, practise day and the opening ceremonies begin Wednesday morning in southern Germany.
A special thanks to Line7, Harken and the Royal Perth Yacht Club for their support.
Mirsky Racing Team
World Match Racing Tour