Wednesday, 16 June 2010

WMRT: BlackMatch Lose Out After Horror Day in Korea

L-R, Nick Blackman, Adam Minoprio, Tom Powrie. Korea Match Cup 2010. World Match Racing Tour. Gyeonggi, Korea. 12th June 2010. Image copyright Ian Roman/Subzero Images.

by David Swete

A terrible penultimate day for BlackMatch Racing saw the team lose all 5 races and signalled a harsh end to our Korea Match Cup campaign. Despite losing our 3 remaining round robin matches, we still managed to qualify for the Quarterfinals, but a determined Torvar Mirsky then defeated us 2 nil.

It was one of the worst days of sailing as far as results go for the team and a terrible way to exit a regatta after showing form all week. It wasn’t as though the team was sailing bad, but the little things just didn’t go our way and in the end it was the light airs specialist Mathieu Richard who won his way through, to be crowned the Korea Match Cup Champion.

Some solace can be taken from the fact that despite our 7th placing at Korea, we are still in second position on the overall World Tour Standings, while Mathieu Richard has raced out to a 26 point lead.

The team now has a week off to re-group before our next event in Portugal where we placed second last year. We are hoping to bounce back from the disappointment of Korea and close the gap Matty and his talented team.

BlackMatch would like to thank their sponsors FedEx Express and Events Clothing/Line 7 New Zealand. We would also like to thank our new sponsor Steinlager Pure and Emirates Team New Zealand, as without their support we would not have this opportunity.

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