Tuesday, 30 June 2009

WMRT: Match Cup Sweden Opening Day for BlackMatch Racing

by David Swete

Match Cup Sweden is the 5th leg of the 2009 World Match Racing Tour and is held on the beautiful island of Marstrand, an hour North-west of Gothenburg. It has been busy times here in Marstrand, playing host to a Volvo Ocean Race stopover a fortnight ago, while this week over 140,000 people are expected to stop by and check out the action on the water.

It is our debut here at one of the most renowned events on the World Tour and it is not hard to see why it has such a good reputation. The volunteer support is unbelievable, combined with the amazing scenery and massive spectator turnout this event is one to be rivaled with.

We were only involved in two matches today managing a win over the World number 1 Sebastian Col, but lost to last years runner up Torvar Mirsky. Torvar has a lot of confidence coming into this regatta following his victory last week in Portugal and sailed extremely well today to yet again get the edge over us, this is something we are not planning on making a habit and will be looking to step up our game tomorrow.

BlackMatch would like to thank their sponsors FedEx Express and Line 7 New Zealand. We would also like to thank the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Emirates Team New Zealand for all of their support.

BlackMatch Racing
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