Torvar Mirsky sweeps Open de España Match Race
[Source: Mirsky Racing Team] MRT remain unbeaten on the second day of the Open de España Match Race, with a scorecard reading 8-0.
Racing got underway in a stable 10knot breeze. MRT got off to a rough start against Peter Wibroe of Denmark. MRT received a red flag penalty off the starting line, handing the lead to the Danes.
The team attacked hard around the course to close in on Wibroes lead, the final top mark saw MRT edge out Wibroe and narrowly pass and go on to take victory.
The remaining 5 races of the day saw MRT find their rhythm to go on and defeat their opponents comfortably.
“We had a momentum on our side today which was helpful, all of the races were close but we stuck to our game plan and managed to come out on top today” commented Torvar Mirsky.
Results after day 2
MRT – Torvar Mirsky AUS 8-0
French Match Racing Team – Damien Iehl FRA 8-0
Team Proximo – Ian Ainslie RSA 3-6
Team Onboard – Bjorn Hansen SWE 6-2
Team Synergy – E. Neugodnikov RUS 1-8
Seth Sailing Team – Alvaro Marinho POR 2-8
Wibroe Sailing Team – Peter Wibroe DEN 6-3
Dangerous But Fun – Michele Perris MON 4-5
Full Metal Jacket Racing – William Tiller NZL 2-8
Team Iberola – Manu Weiller ESP 4.5-5
Mads Ebler DEN 2-8
PA Morvan FRA 9-2
Mirsky Racing Team are unstoppable. Calpe, 29 April 2010. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing