Monday, 28 June 2010

WMRT: Mirsky Racing Team on Top of the Round Robin in Portugal

Torvar Mirsky. Portimao Portugal Match Cup 2010. World Match Racing Tour. Portimao, Portugal. 26 June 2010. Image copyright Gareth Cooke/Subzero Images.

by Kinley Fowler

Winning the round robin with only two losses behind them, MRT went on to choose to race Team Iberdrola’s Manu Weiller from Spain, winning 3 -1. They now have a tough decision ahead of them as to who to race in the semi finals.

Weiller came out firing, winning the first match of the quarterfinals which set MRT back in their place, and forced them to snap into action. However the Spaniard wasn’t making it easy, pouncing on every slight mistake.

The final race saw numerous lead changes as the sea breeze began to die and shifted from side to side.

“He was sailing really well, and we were getting nervous in the last couple of matches” said Graeme Spence, MRT’s bowman. “We really have to take our hats off to him, but now that is behind us and we have a really tough task ahead of us with some of the best match racers in the world to choose from. Hopefully we will make the right choice!”

Tomorrow we have the choice of 5 times world champion and match racing veteran Peter Gilmour, 2 times world champion Ian Williams or the current world champion and world number one Adam Minoprio.

Mirsky Racing Team
World Match Racing Tour