Saturday, 26 February 2011

Musto Wellington Match Race Cup: Report from Black Sheep Racing on Day One

Black Sheep Racing competing in the Musto Wellington Match Race Cup. Image copyright RPNYC.

by Black Sheep Racing media

Black Sheep Racing are currently in Wellington for the Musto Match Race Cup. There are four teams at this event with a lot to play for. The winner will receive an invite to Match Race Germany which is the second event on the World Match Racing Tour.

After the first day racing at the BSR are placed third with 3 wins and 3 losses.

The day started with an extremely shifty northerly which provided some tough racing and had some very large winning margins. The first round robin we only managed to notch one win against Tim Coltman.

There was a large delay and a shift of the course before the next round robin was able to get underway in a building southerly. We lost the first race of this to our club mates of FMJ. In the remaining two races we had solid starts and kept a tight cover to win both, over the two local teams.

The plan is to sail two more round robins tomorrow, with semi-finals and finals on Sunday.

We would like to thank our yacht club, The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron for their continued support and, as always, family and friends!

Black Sheep Racing is Tom Bentham, Tom Blampied, Reuben Corbett, Benny Butcher and Brad Farrand.

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Musto Wellington Match Race Cup