Sunday, 13 June 2010

Sails of the White Nights/National Congress Palace Cup: Kiwi Reuben Corbett has Place in Semi-Finals in Russia

Reuben Corbett and the kiwi Black Sheep Racing team in Russia. Image copyright Михаил Киреев.

by SailRaceWin

Reuben Corbett, and his Black Sheep Racing team have guaranteed their place in the semi-finals in the ISAF Grade 1 'Sails of the White Nights' match racing in Russia, with a 7-4 scoreline in the round robin.

Damien Iehl (France), who won the event in 2009, is currently undefeated on 8 wins, and is also guaranteed a place in the semis.

Other top scorers are Eugeniy Neugodnikov (Russia) and Simone Ferrarse (Italy), both on 6-2.

Australia's Keith Swinton and his Black Swan Racing team are on 4 wins and 4 losses and look to have missed out on the semi-finals.

Quaterfinals have been dropped out of the schedule in order to get a result, after conditions reduced the time for racing at the event. Use is being made of the 'white nights' to carry racing well into the evening.

Sails of the White Nights