Saturday, 6 March 2010

Omega Auckland Match Racing: Update #9 on Day 4

The sun is out now and it's a beautiful day, with 16-18 knots of breeze.

Dean Barker: "We scraped into the semi-finals, much to our surprise, on a countback. We've come out in completely different conditions and the results have improved. We always enjoy racing against Adam."

For the finals: "If we can win three races we'll be pretty happy!"

Actually, it only took two, in the end... as the breeze died out. (Clearly the event should have been held in New Zealand's Harbour Capital City where the breeze seldom fails...)


Barker beat Ainslie by 40s
Barker beat Ainslie by 35s


Minoprio beat Mirsky by 14s
Minoprio beat Mirsky by 12s


Flight 1
Dean Barker 1 vs. Adam Minoprio 0 (12s)
Ben Ainslie 1 vs. Torvar Mirsky 0 (5s)

Flight 2
Adam Minoprio 0 vs. Dean Barker 1 (24s)
Torvar Mirsky 0 vs. Ben Ainslie 1 (18s)

Final Overall Results

1st Dean Barker
2nd Ben Ainslie
3rd Adam Minoprio
4th Torvar Mirsky
5th Karol Jablonski
6th Bertrand Pacé
7th Magnus Holmberg
8th Francesco Bruni
9th Chris Dickson
10th Sébastien Col

Try the LIVESPORT link or 103FM in New Zealand for listening to commentary by Peter Lester and Harold Bennett on the racing, from 10am NZDT (10pm CET).

The same LiveSPORT web-radio channel also has occasional updates on the LIVESPORT TELECOM Women's Match Racing from Sara Roberts at the RNZYS.

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