Thursday, March 04, 2010

Mirsky beats Barker and Minoprio on day 2 of Omega Auckland regatta

[Source: Mirsky Racing Team] The second day of the Auckland Omega Match Race sees Mirsky Racing Team end the day with a scorecard of 5-5.

After an average first day, MRT hit the water firing beating their World Champion rivals of Adam Minoprio and his Blackmatch crew. An intense prestart saw Blackmatch awarded a penalty but take the advantage off the line. A fierce tacking duel saw MRT take the lead but sacrificing their penalty advantage after a close leebow tack where the penalties were equalised.

Once MRT were given the lead they extended and comfortably defeated their Kiwi opponents.

Making the most of racing world class competition, MRT went into their next race against Team New Zealand trying to mix it with the best.

After a tight prestart which saw the advantage go to MRT they held their nerve around the course to extend their lead and comfortably beat Dean Barker by 25seconds in the blustery conditions.

Racing was then called off for the rest of the day with the wind consistently blowing over 25 knots.

Tomorrow will see the remainder of the second round robin completed and racing promises to be exciting as everyone battles to qualify for the semi finals.

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