Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Omega Auckland Match Racing, 3-6 March 2010

Racing begins today, Wednesday, at 10am

Bertrand Pace barges at the mark while match racing Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand in the Farr MRXs on the Waitemata, Auckland. Image copyright Anne Hinton.

by Barry Davies


Adam Minoprio (NZL - BlackMatch Racing)
Helm: Adam Minoprio, Tactician: Simon Minoprio, Main: Daniel McLean, Pit: Dave Swete, Trimmer: Tom Powrie, Bowman: Nick Blackman

Torvar Mirsky (AUS - Mirsky Racing Team)
Helm: Torvar Mirsky, Tactician: Kyle Langford, Main: Tom Slingsby, Pit: Tudur Owen, Trimmer: Kinley Fowler, Bowman: Graeme Spence

Sebastien Col (FRA - ALL4ONE)
Helm: Sebastien Col, Tactician: John Cutler, Main: Philippe Mourniac, Pit: Gilles Favennec, Trimmer: Christian Scherrer, Bowman: Jean-Marie Dauris

Ben Ainslie (GBR - TEAMORIGIN)
Helm: Ben Ainslie, Tactician: Iain Percy, Main: Tony Mutter, Pit: Mike Mottl, Trimmer: Christian Kamp, Bow: Matt Cornwell

Francesco Bruni (ITA - Azzurra Sailing Team)
Helm: Francesco Bruni, Tactician: Tommaso Chieffi, Main: Ben Durham, Pit: Tom Murnham, Trimmer: Pierluigi De Felice, Bow: Matteo Auguadro

Bertrand Pace (FRA - Team Aleph)
Helm: Bertrand Pace, Tactician: Philippe Presti, Main: Benoit Briand, Pit: tba, Trimmer: Herve Cunningham, Bow: Francois Verdier

Magnus Holmberg (SWE)
Helm: Magnus Holmberg, Tactician: Phil Robertson, Main: Garth Ellingham, Pit: Sam Bell, Trimmer: James Williamson, Bow: Matt Kelway

Dean Barker (NZL - Emirates Team New Zealand)
Helm: Dean Barker, Tactician: Ray Davies, Main: Don Cowie, Pit: Tony Rae, Trimmer: James Dagg, Bow: Jeremy Lomas

Chris Dickson (NZL - Dickson Racing Team)
Helm: Chris Dickson, Tactician: Laurie Jury, Main: Stuart Bettany, Pit: Chris Ward, Trimmer: Logan Fraser, Bow: Richard Meacham

Karol Jablonski (POL - Team Synergy)
Helm: Karol Jablonski, Tactician: Rod Dawson, Main: Egor Larionov, Pit: Alexander Ekimov, Trimmer: Mikkel Rosberg, Bow: Nikolay Kornev

Watch the racing

The course will be laid off the Westhaven breakwater. A grandstand erected on the sea-wall will give a great view of the entire course.

Live Racing Commentary On Thursday, Friday and Saturday (March 4 – 6)

Spectators and fans will be able to follow the action live on a dedicated radio station on 103FM organised by LIVESPORT. International yachtsman and commentator Peter Lester will provide expert analysis and blow by blow accounts of the racing.

The Radio commentary will be streamed live on the following New Zealand web sites:
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
Emirates Team New Zealand
Omega Auckland Match Racing Regatta

Note from SailRaceWin: Magnus Holmberg's crew is largely composed of members of Phil Robertson's (NZL) Waka Racing match racing team.

Omega Auckland Match Racing Regatta

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