Friday, 29 May 2009
Rounding the top mark on day one. Supplied image.
by Kyle Langford
Day one of Match Race Germany brought fickle winds to Langenargen as forecasted and a 2-1 scorecard for Mirsky Racing Team after a long day of waiting for wind.
Our first race against Team Joe Fly resulted in a loss, skipper Francesco Bruni and his crew managed to start slightly advanced and defend their lead to take the race. Race two and three saw us start at the favoured end of the line and with the benefit of the first shift sail comfortably to secure the race against local Carsten Kemmling and Eric Monnin, respectively.
Mirsky Racing Team leads downwind. Supplied image.
Group 2 hit the water and managed to complete 5 races before the breeze died out and racing was cancelled for the remainder of the day. Tomorrow we will be back on the water early for the completion of the remainder of the round robin.
A special thanks to Line7, Harken and the Royal Perth Yacht Club for their support
(After 5 races)
French Match Racing Team – Mathieu Richard (4 wins)
Team Yanmar – Peter Gilmour (3 wins)
Bahrain Team Pindar – Ian Williams (3 wins)
Alandia Sailing Team – Bjorn Hansen (2 wins)
BlackMatch Racing/ETNZ – Adam Minoprio (2 wins)
TEAMORIGIN – Ben Ainslie (1 win)
(After 3 races)
Team Joe Fly – Francesco Bruni (3 wins)
Mirsky Racing Team – Torvar Mirsky (2 wins)
French Match Racing Team/K-Challenge – Sebastian Col (2 wins)
French Match Racing Team – Damien Iehl (1 win)
Search.ch – Eric Monnin (1 win)
Carsten Kemmling (0 wins)
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