Thursday, 2 September 2010

WMRT: 2-3 Means Work to Do for MRT After St Moritz Day One

Misty morning in St Moritz. Image copyright Ian Roman/WMRT.

by Kinley Fowler

After one and a half months break from the World Match Racing Tour with each of MRT's members pursuing different areas in fleet racing the first day of St Moritz match race got off to a shaky start with the team only winning 2 races.

The fickle mountain winds brought challenges for all the teams, but MRT found themselves on the wrong side of the shifts in most races.

The day was full of highs and lows, and the last race of the day against BlackMatch Racing saw plenty of both.

MRT lost the start and conceded a penalty, but with some neat shift work they managed to get themselves ahead at the top mark. Extending their lead around the track it looked as though they could wipe off their penalty and keep the lead, but now it was Minoprio's team who worked their way back into the game, and forcing the error at the top mark they sailed away to a comfortable win.

Thursday MRT will race the rest of the teams who are all fighting to be the King of the Mountain.

Mirsky Racing Team
World Match Racing Tour