Team Alpari FX at Match Race Germany. Image copyright Brian Carlin/AWMRT
by Alpari media
The first stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour is underway at Match Race Germany, Langenargen, which runs until 20 May. We’re delighted to be supporting professional skipper Adam Minoprio and his sailing team for the 2013 season, having become the team’s principal sponsor in April this year.
Minoprio, said to be one of the strongest contenders this year, returns to the Tour after a two-year break, having meanwhile competed in the Volvo Ocean Race with Emirates Team New Zealand. More recently, Minoprio won the GC32 Austria Cup on 12 May, his first ever multihull regatta.
Back in 2009 Minoprio and his team raced under the name BlackMatch Racing and not only became the 2009 ISAF Match Racing World Champion but were also crowned the youngest ever at the age of just 24.
We’re behind the champion skipper
A seasoned match racer, Minoprio is no stranger to the Tour, which will guarantee close racing between the current and former tour champions, including UK’s own Ian Williams.
“I am really excited,” Minoprio said. “I’m looking forward to this first event and getting back into the match racing this year. Last year I had a taste of it in Bermuda and at the Monsoon Cup and I wanted to do some more this year. I am lucky to have Alpari help me get back on to the Tour.”
Joining Team Alpari FX and skipper Adam Minoprio will be Chris Main (trimmer), Tom Powrie (trimmer), Dave Swete (trimmer) and Nick Blackman (bowman).
Expanding our commitment to sailing
With Team Alpari FX, we have further enhanced our commitment to the sport of sailing. We’ve been the AWMRT title sponsor since early 2012 because we believe that sailing and trading attract people with very similar mindsets and reach out to an international audience. By supporting sailing, we can educate more people worldwide about forex trading.
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