Saturday, 6 June 2009

WMRT: MRT Continues The Roll

Mirksy Racing Team Gain the Advantage over BlackMatch Racing. Image copyright Gareth Cooke/Subzero Images.

by Kyle Langford

A solid day on the water for Mirsky Racing Team sees them sit at 4-1 on day two of the Korea Match Cup.

In a comfortable 8 knots breeze MRT found their feet by taking three straight victories.

Mirsky Racing Team Overtakes Col on the Final Run. Image copyright Gareth Cooke/Subzero Images.

In an exciting race against K-Challenge/French Team, last year's Korea Match Cup winners, MRT was on the end of a penalty in an intense prestart but sacrificed their advantage on the start line to equalise the penalties. K-Challenge narrowly lead around the course up until half way down the last run when MRT applied the pressure and forced an error on K-Challenge to pass in the final stages of the race.

Tomorrow MRT will race their remaining races in the round robin where the top 8 will advance through to the quarter final stage of the competition.

A special thanks to Line7, Harken and the Royal Perth Yacht Club for their support.

Mirsky Racing Team and Team Shosholoza Wind Up on the Starting Line.

Results after day two

Peter Gilmour, (AUS) YANMAR Racing 7/8
Ben Ainslie, (GBR) Team Origin 8/11
Torvar Mirsky, (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team 4/5
Ian Williams, (GBR) Bahrain Team Pindar 6/8
Mathieu Richard, (FRA) French Team 4/8
Paolo Cian, (ITA) Team Shosholoza 5/11
Adam Minoprio, (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing 3/5
Bjorn Hansen, (SWE) Team Onboard 5/8
Laurie Jury, (NZL) SLAM NZ 3/8
Philippe Presti, (FRA) French Match Racing Team 2/8
Sebastien Col, (FRA) French Team/K-Challenge 1/5
Byeong Ki Park, (KOR) Geogi 0/11

Mirsky Racing Team
World Match Racing Tour

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