Saturday, 9 October 2010

WMRT: All on for Black Sheep Racing in Bermuda

by Reuben Corbett

No racing today for Black Sheep but the two remaining quarter finalists are decided. After a very tight repechage series which ended up being decided by a complicated count-back system Ben Ainslie and fellow Kiwi Adam Minoprio progressed.

Interestingly enough, this means four teams from our initial pool have qualified for the quarter finals.

We were first pick for Jesper Radich who topped group 1 so we have the task of taking down a previous Gold Cup winner. Racing has been bought forward to an 8am start tomorrow and the aim is to get quarter finals, minor sail offs and semi finals completed so it will be a long day on the water.

Quarter final pairings are: (first to win three)
Jesper Radich vs Black Sheep Racing
Eric Monnin vs Taylor Canfield
Torvar Mirsky vs Johnie Berntsson
Ben Ainslie vs Adam Minoprio

We would like to thank the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, friends and family for their support. Thank you!

Black Sheep Racing is Brad Farrand, Tom Bentham, Reuben Corbett and Nicolas Derberque.

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