Sunday, 27 June 2010
Torvar Mirsky (L) in a pre-start against Bertrand Pace. Portimao Portugal Match Cup 2010. World Match Racing Tour. Portimao, Portugal. 25 June 2010. Image copyright Gareth Cooke/Subzero Images.
by Kinley Fowler
Another fine day in Portimao, and another fine day for MRT as they carry on their form from yesterday to win all today’s races.
With unfavourable weather having plagued this year’s Portugal Match Cup, the threat of cutting the format down is looming. This means that the round robin could turn out to be more important than usual, with the winner of the round possibly fast tracking through to the semi finals.
Luckily the slow start to the morning’s racing didn’t have an effect on MRT today as they burst through the gates against Aleph Sailing Team’s French veteran Bertrand Pace. An aggressive start left Pace in the wake of the Australians as they sailed off to carry on their winning spree.
“I guess we are sailing well, but we haven’t quite reached our peak yet, and we are looking to strengthen the way we perform” said MRT’s Welsh pitman Tudur Owen. “I hope we get to sail the quarterfinals tomorrow, because we are really enjoying sailing here this week and want to keep on going as much as we can. It would be a shame to have to cut back on another format this year...”
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