Mirsky Racing Team take the lead of the Sunseeker Australia Cup at the completion of the round robin, but are left with the task of facing Louis Vuitton Champions, Team Azzura in the quarterfinals
by Kinley Fowler
Finishing with 7 wins and 2 losses MRT topped the leader board with Kiwi rivals Adam Minoprio and Team Pindar helmed by Ian Williams but the count back system gave MRT the advantage.
MRT will now face Francesco Bruni and Team Azzura in a best to 3 point quarter finals. Azzura is hot off a win in France last week over Team New Zealand in the Louis Vuitton Trophy so there is bound to be some sparks flying between the local team and the new Americas Cup powerhouse team.
Racing has been taking place in Perth Waters right in front of the Perth CBD which has been a perfect venue for teams which has displayed very shifty conditions keeping competitors on their toes.
The Australia Cup is serving as a warm up event for most teams competing next week in the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia with current Tour leaders ETNZ Blackmatch showing fine form this morning defeated Team French Spirit 3-0 in their quarterfinal match.
MRT has been entertaining spectators and supporters on the Barrick St jetty with a floating bar which acts as an ideal location to watch the worlds top sailors battle only metres from the bar, racing will take place from 1pm on Saturday and Sunday on Perth Waters and any spectators are welcome to MRT Floating Bar on the western side of the Barrick St jetty.
MRT (Torvar Mirsky) AUS vs. Azzura (Francesco Bruni) ITA
Team Pindar (Ian Williams) GBR vs. Black Swan Racing (Keith Swinton) AUS
ETNZ Blackmatch (Adam Minoprio) NZL def French Spirit (Matheui Richard) FRA 3-0
Team Origin (Ben Ainslie) GBR def Waka Racing (Phil Robertson) NZL 3-1
9th Seve Jarvin AUS
10th KA Match (Evan Walker) AUS
Mirsky Racing Team
Sunseeker Australia Cup