Sunday, January 31, 2010

Mirsky Racing Team’s tactician Kyle Langford Steers to Victory in Perth

[Source: Mirsky Racing Team] Mirsky Racing Team’s tactician Kyle Langford of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia won the Colin Mullins Youth Match Racing regatta in Perth this week.

MRT who just came off a Silver Medal in the ISAF Match Racing Worlds chose to put Langford’s entry into the Colin Mullins and Warren Jones to build up his tactical awareness. However he went on to surprise many as the CYCA crew of fellow MRT member Kinley Fowler, his brother Mark Langford, World 49er Champion Iain Jensen, and Tom Scardifield breezed through the series, only dropping two races in the round robin series.

Having only steered one match racing regatta some years ago, Langford improved vastly as the series went on, and by the time it came to the finals against host club RFBYC’s Peter Nicholas, the team weren’t making many mistakes.

“The racing was really close throughout the series and we got all sorts of conditions. The finals were raced in close to 40 knots which got pretty hairy at times, but it was all really good practise for us going into the Warren Jones this week. The competition is going to really heat up, but we will be looking to finish strong” said Langford as he looks forward to the coming week’s racing.

The Warren Jones starts on the 1st of February, being raced out of Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club in Perth.

Kyle Langford sails to victory in the Colin Mullins Youth Match Racing regatta. Perth, 31 January 2010. Photo copyright John Roberson

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