Thursday, 4 June 2009

WMRT: Solid Start for MRT on Day One in Korea

Mirsky Racing Team cross the line ahead of Park, from Korea. Image copyright Gareth Cooke/Subzero Images.

by Kinley Fowler, Mirsky Racing Team

Once again another light wind venue saw tough conditions for all competitors at the second Korea Match Cup held in the Gyeonggi Province. Mirsky Racing Team sits with 1win 1loss on the opening day.

After a morning of ceremonial proceedings which involved greetings from government officials and dignitaries Mirsky Racing Team hit the water late afternoon for the start of the round robin stage.

The first race saw MRT face local sailor Byeong Ki Park (Korea) who qualified for the event through the Korean Match Racing Championships. After comfortably winning the start MRT held the lead throughout the race to take victory in race one.

Last weeks winner in Match Race Germany, Team Origin (Ben Ainslie) was the next race on the draw. A lightwind prestart saw Team Origin receive a penalty but also win the advantage off the start line. In the light winds the passing lanes were minimised and Team Origin managed to extend enough to complete their penalty and defeat MRT.

Mirsky Racing Team
World Match Racing Tour

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