Friday, 19 February 2010

Azzurra in World Match Racing Tour 2010

Francesco Bruni of Team Azzurra. Image copyright Stefano Gattini/Azzurra.

by Jill Campbell

Team Azzurra (ITA), with helmsman Francesco Bruni will participate in the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) 2010. The tour is sanctioned by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) and is valid for the assignation of the title of World Match Racing Champion. Top international sailors who will be participating together with Bruni include:

Ben Ainslie (GBR)
Peter Gilmour (AUS)
Bjorn Hansen (SWE)
Adam Minoprio (NZL)
Torvar Mirsky (AUS)
Bertrand Pace (FRA)
Mathieu Richard (FRA)
Ian Williams (GBR)

Azzurra will compete in WMRT events in Denmark, France, Korea, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland from April to September of this year.

“I am honoured to have the opportunity to compete in this circuit.” commented Bruni. “We have worked very hard towards this objective and last year’s victories in the Master de Espana and Louis Vuitton Trophy events have contributed to reaching it. This takes the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s Azzurra project, a top-level professional structure, one step further.”


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