Friday, 17 September 2010

A Year at the Top for BlackMatch's Skipper, Adam Minoprio

Adam Minoprio (NZL). Image copyright Charles Anderson.

by David Swete

With the latest ISAF World Rankings coming out yesterday, BlackMatch Skipper Adam Minoprio was again # 1 , signaling over a year at the top, as the Worlds Highest Ranked Skipper. Following an emphatic victory in BlackMatches latest World Tour Event in Denmark and a 3rd the week before in St Moritz, Adam was able to yet again hold off challenges from the #2 ranked Ben Ainslie and the current World Tour leader Mathieu Richard, who managed to claim the #3 ranking, displacing Danish Open runner up Torvar Mirsky.

Not only was last weeks win in Denmark a timely one for this ranking release, but we have managed to significantly close the gap on the early runaway leader of the World Tour, Mathieu Richard. Now trailing the flying Frenchman by only 17 points, a good result in Bermuda would see us drawing close to even and would mean going into the final deciding event in Malaysia with a very, very good shot at the overall title.

We would again like to say a special thank you to our sponsors FedEx Express and Events Clothing/Line 7. Owen Rutter from Events Clothing has supplied us with new sailing gear this season, keeping the boys looking very sharp. The ongoing support of our sponsors is helping make this opportunity possible for the BlackMatch boys and we would also like to thank Emirates Team New Zealand and Steinlager Pure.

BlackMatch Racing is Adam Minoprio, Dan McLean, Tom Powrie, David Swete and Nick Blackman.

BlackMatch Racing