by Dave Swete
Team Alpari FX came storming through the quarterfinals over Bjorn Hansen today, in similarly stormy conditions of 20-25 knots and miserable rain, while the afternoon offered up a more sedate 5-8knots and beautiful sunshine where we are currently in the box set with a score line of 2-1 over Frenchman Mathieu Richard.
After a lunch break ashore, it was chalk and cheese back out on the Lake; flat water, 5-8knots breeze and beautiful sunshine meant a change of gears for all the teams. We were perhaps guilty of not fully taking into account the new weather conditions as our opposition Mathieu Richard took a narrow victory in the first race. Although not having things entirely our way, we took the next two victories to set up a match point for tomorrow morning. In the other semifinal it’s Johnnie Berntsson 2-1 up against reigning World Champion Ian Williams.
Adam Minoprio calls for a penalty. Image copyright Brian Carlin/AWMRT
After a long break from match racing the team are slowing getting up to speed with things, still steadily improving and in the process learning how to win again. There is a great vibe onboard and we hope we can keep sailing the way we have been right through until the final.
Team Alpari FX would like to thank Alpari and Line 7 Events Clothing for their support. Team Alpari FX are Adam Minoprio, Chris Main, Tom Powrie, David Swete and Nick Blackman. For more info please visit www.wmrt.com or follow us on twitter @TeamAlpariFX.