Saturday, 20 June 2009

WMRT: Young Guns Take on the Old Fox

Mirsky Racing Team in action on Day Three of the Troia Portugal Match Cup. Image copyright Wander Roberto/World Match Racing Tour.

by Kinley Fowler

Mirsky Racing Team had a good day on the water today with the completion of the round robin seeing them qualify in 7th place going into the quarter finals.

Mirsky Racing Team (Torvar Mirsky) beat Team OnBoard (Bjorn Hansen) in Portugal. Image copyright Wander Roberto/World Match Racing Tour.

The winner of the round robin, veteran America's Cup helmsman of the French Match Racing Team, Philippe Presti chose to race MRT in the best of 5 quarter final series. MRT managaged to go up in the first two races against the French Match Racing Team, showing their flare that had been so sorely missed in the previous two events. In the third race in the dying sea. In the third race the French Match Racing Team convincingly won the start and mantained their lead despite a strong attack from MRT, taking the scores to 2-1 in MRT's favour at the end of the day´s racing.

Tomorrow sees the final races of the quarter finals in which MRT look to qualify for the semi-finals of the Portugal Match Cup.

Mirsky Racing Team
World Match Racing Tour

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