BlackMatch turn it around in St Moritz
Hi all from BlackMatch,
After sitting out 6 matches today we were only involved in 2 races in which we were able to take victories over Sweden’s Johnnie Berntsson and Alvaro Marinho from Portugal. After a terrible opening day it was great to turn things around and notch up a few more wins to keep us very much in contention for a quarterfinal berth.
Our race against Johnnie Berntsson didn’t go entirely to plan and we received a penalty in the pre-start after yet another collision, however Adam did a great job of equalising when we forced a penalty on them on the final approach to the start line. The race was an extremely close affair after both teams were even off the start line and it wasn’t until a wind shift went our way on the final upwind that we were able to gain the lead and defend well for the victory.
Now with a record of 4 wins, 3 losses and a point deducted for yesterday’s incident with Francesco Bruni, we are confident we can kick on from here and get the wins needed to make the quarterfinals. In our four remaining matches against Sebastian Col, Mathieu Richard, Philippe Presti and Eric Monin it looks like we will have to win at least 3 out of 4 to secure our place in the next round.
Nick Blackman trimming up the jib. St Moritz, 3 September 2009. Photo copyright Jenny Warner