Friday, 3 July 2009

WMRT: Six Go Home as MRT Takes on Col

Mirsky and Gilmour in Sweden. Image copyright Dan Ljungsvik.

by Kyle Langford

With the quarter finals of Match Cup Sweden planned for tomorrow, Mirsky Racing Team will face Sebastian Col’s French Match Racing team who Thursday won their way through the repechage round to make up the last quarterfinalist.

By fast tracking their way to the next stage by a solid first round, MRT has spent the past two days maintaining their fitness and watching the other competitors race to stay in tune with the race course and conditions.

“Having a day off mid-event is quite different but we have enjoyed maintaining our fitness and keeping an eye on the competition. We also competed in a corporate Pro-Am race with the Santa Maria Company who are big supporters of Match Cup Sweden which got us out on the water” said a relaxed Torvar Mirsky who is clearly enjoying the Swedish summer.

Tomorrow MRT will aim to continue their form in their quest for the 2009 Match Cup Sweden title, and with ETNZ/ BlackMatch Racing and Bahrain Team Pindar out of the running, it is an opportunity to gain some valuable World Tour points.


Mirsky Racing Team (Torvar Mirsky) AUS vs. French Match Racing Team (Seb Col) FRA
Yanmar Racing (Peter Gilmour) AUS vs. Berntsson Sailing Team (Johnnie Berntsson) SWE
French Match Racing Team (Matteui Richard) FRA vs. French Match Racing Team (Phillip Presti) FRA
Victory Challenge (Magnus Holmberg) SWE vs. French Match Racing Team (Damien Iehl) FRA

9th Wibroe Sailing Team (Peter Wibroe) DEN
10th ETNZ Blackmatch (Adam Minoprio) NZL
11th Bahrain Team Pindar (Ian Williams) GBR
12th Stena Bulk Sailing Team (Mattias Rahm) SWE
13th Team Onboard (Bjorn Hansen) SWE
14th Joe Fly Racing (Francesco Bruni) ITA

Mirsky Racing Team
World Match Racing Tour

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