Friday, 11 June 2010

WMRT: BlackMatch Racing Still on Top of Their Game in Korea

Ian Williams gets caught on the top mark as Adam Minoprio sails past him. Korea Match Cup 2010. World Match Racing Tour. Gyeonggi, Korea. 10 June 2010. Image copyright Gareth Cooke/Subzero Images.

by David Swete

Following a long delay today due to a lack of breeze, racing finally got underway at around 3pm local time. Harold Bennett and his team did a great job of running 6 flights late into the evening, 2 of which we were involved in. We suffered a loss against Johnnie Berntsson and then bounced back with a win over Ian Williams to finish with a scorecard of 4 wins, 1 loss.

Our win against Williams came in slightly unusual circumstances which saw a bit of luck go our way. After dominating the British team off the start-line they clawed us back in the extremely shifty conditions, to hold a slender lead at the top mark.

Unfortunately for Williams he rounded the mark too close and hooked the anchor rope around his rudder, which gifted us the win. They lodged a protest against the race committee as they believed the mark was not set properly, however it was dismissed and as it stands we are now in second place tied with Williams who has the same scorecard as us. Mathieu Richard has the most amount of wins with 5 victories, although he has suffered 2 losses.

The round robin action will continue tomorrow and there will again be a full live stream including commentary from Peter Lester and Martin Tasker at

Racing is scheduled to start at 10am (2am UK Time, 1pm NZ Time).

BlackMatch would like to thank their sponsors FedEx Express and Events Clothing/Line 7 New Zealand. We would also like to thank our new sponsor Steinlager Pure and Emirates Team New Zealand, as without their support we would not have this opportunity.

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