Sunday, 19 May 2013

Alpari World Match Racing Tour : BlackMatch Racing are back............ As Team Alpari FX

Team Alpari FX. Image copyright Brian Carlin/AWMRT

by Dave Swete

Since winning the 2009 World Match Racing Tour, between them the 'BlackMatch Boys' have competed in most Grand Prix sailing events around the world. The Volvo Ocean Race, America's Cup AC 45's, TP 52's, RC 44's, Mini Maxis and much more. 

2013 sees a return to the World Match Racing Circuit and the return of 'the originals'; Adam, Dave, Tom and Nick, with the infamous Chris Main (aka Maniac) joining the team, bringing a wealth of experience. We have an amazing backing from our sponsor Alpari who have joined us for the journey and so, Team Alpari FX is born.

Team Alpari FX will compete on the 2013 Alpari Match Racing Tour and will be skippered by Adam Minoprio. There are 6 events on the Tour this year, starting in Gemany this week. We will be sending out emails during regattas and hope they will be well recieved, so if for any reason you do not want to recieve our emails, please do not hestitate to reply and let us know. 

Currently we are locked at 1-1 with Bjorn Hansen and his Mekonomen Sailing Team in the quarterfinals here at Germany, after a rollercoaster round robin where we qualified in 5th position. After comfortably dispatching the Swede in the first race, it was a bit of an unforced error that cost us the second, when we made contact with him after fighting back into a dominant position. The team are very happy with how this week is going, steadily improving and hoping to peak at the right time so stay tuned

Alpari also sponsor the Premier League Football team West Ham United. We teamed up with some of the soccer boys (including New Zealand Captain Winston Reid) to do a promotional video, so for a bit of a laugh this can be viewed here and is well worth a watch .

Team Alpari FX would like to thank their sponsors Alpari and Line 7 Events Clothing for their amazing support.