Monday, 7 September 2009

WMRT: BlackMatch Racing King(s) of the Mountain(s) AND Both ISAF #1 and World Match Racing Tour Leaders

Adam Minoprio, Nick Blackman, Tom Powrie and David Swete with their winners cheque in St Moritz. Image copyright Loris von Siebenthal/myImage

by Anne Hinton

Last year in St Moritz it was Mathieu Richard who was crowned King of the Mountain. This year it is the turn of BlackMatch Racing - the team that finished level on points with Richard at the end of their first year on the Tour in 2008.

The achievements of BlackMatch Racing continue to be quite remarkable. In winning the 2009 St Moritz Match Race they have added the World Match Racing Tour leader position to their current ISAF #1 ranking for match racing. Truly top of the world, not just top of the mountain!

Adam Minoprio hunts down Torvar Mirsky in the finals of the St Moritz Match Race 2009. Image copyright Loris von Siebenthal/myImage

Switzerland is also BlackMatch Racing's second World Match Racing Tour event win of the year - a feat unmatched by another other team so far this year. They won the season's opening regatta in Marseille, France, in addition to the St Moritz Match Race.

BlackMatch Racing centre stage (winners of the 2009 St Moritz Match Race), flanked by Mirsky Racing Team on the right (runners up) and third placed Bahrain Team Pindar on the left. Image copyright Loris von Siebenthal/myImage

Many congratulations to this young Kiwi team who show lots of promise for the future.

World Match Racing Tour
BlackMatch Racing

RC44s: Waka Racing Team join the RC44s

by SailRaceWin

Phil Robertson's Waka Racing Team, from Auckland, which has recently been doing rather well match racing in the USA, assisted with the preparation and launch of a new RC44 in Portorose, Slovenia. They hope to be back racing on this in Portorose very soon, after the USA match racing committments have been completed.

Waka Racing

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