Wednesday, 10 June 2009
Mirsky Racing Team in a close call in Korea. Image copyright Gareth Cooke/Subzero Images.
by Kyle Langford
After being knocked out of the quarter finals Mirsky Racing Team was left to sail off for places 5th to 8th. With vital Tour points on offer there was still a lot left to sail for. MRT finish 7th as Team Shosholoza take the title.
With two races to determine their overall finishing position, MRT faced Team Blackmatch (Minoprio) where they were defeated in the lightest of breezes.
Now they were left to sail French Team Spirit (Richard) for 7th and 8th place. Team French Spirit took the start and lead around for the first lap, but in the fickle breezes MRT managed to pass on the second lap and consolidate their lead to the finish to finish 7th in the 2009 Korea Match Cup.
Mirsky has kept a positive outlook despite not making the semi finals . “Of course we always want to win but we are keeping the big picture in mind. This is only the third event of the year and we are still developing as a team. As long as we are still learning and improving our sailing we cannot complain because the results will come with that. We can take a lot out of the Korea Match Cup and we will definitely come out firing in Portugal”.
Final results of the 2009 Korea Match Cup
1st Team Shosholoza (Paolo Cian) ITA
2nd Bahrain Team Pindar (Ian Williams) GBR
3rd Team Origin (Ben Ainslie) GBR
4th Team Onboard (Bjorn Hansen) SWE
5th ETNZ Blackmatch (Adam Minoprio) NZL
6th Team Yanmar (Peter Gilmour) AUS
7th Mirsky Racing Team (Torvar Mirsky) AUS
8th Team French Spirit (Mathieu Richard) FRA
9th K-Challenge/French Match Racing Team (Seb Col) FRA
10th Kiwi Match (Laurie Jury) NZL
11th French Match Racing Team (Phillip Presti) FRA
12th Byeong Ki Park KOR
Mirsky Racing Team
World Match Racing Tour