All-Australian final in the fourth regatta of World Match Race Tour
Monday 28 June 2010
An all-Australian final in the fourth regatta in the World Match Race Tour pitched the young buck Torvar Mirsky against the old war horse Peter Gilmour with 24-year old Mirsky unable to defend the Portugal Match Cup title against the his fellow west Australian from Perth, who won 2-1.
A glowing Gilmour was almost lost for words, “It was all about the starts out there, we managed to win the last two starts giving us a good lead on both finals races,” he said.
In the third-place pay-off Britain’s Ian Williams lost in a sudden death 1-0 against reigning world champion Adam Minoprio of New Zealand.
Portimao - Overall Standings
1 Peter Gilmour (AUS) YANMAR Racing 25 pts
2 Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team 20 ps
3 Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing 15 pts
4 Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar 12 pts
5 Francesco Bruni (ITA) Azzurra 10 pts
6 Magnus Holmberg (SWE) Victory Challenge 8 pts
7 Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team 6 pts
8 Manuel Weiller (ESP) Team Iberdrola 4 pts
9 Bertrand Pacé (FRA) Aleph Sailing Team
10 Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Gill Global Team
11 Alvaro Marinho (POR) Seth Sailing Team
12 Eugeny Neugodnikov (RUS) Team Synergy
2010 ISAF World Match Racing Tour Standings
(After event 4 of 10)
1 Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team 71 pts
2 Adam Minoprio (NZL) BlackMatch Racing 54 pts
3 Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team 48 pts
4 Peter Gilmour (AUS) YANMAR Racing 43 pts
5 Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar 42 pts
6 Francesco Bruni (ITA) Azzurra 33 pts
7= Ben Ainslie (GBR) TEAMORIGIN 20 pts
7= Jesper Radich (SWE) Radich Racing Team 20 pts
9 Paolo Cian (ITA) Team Italia 16 pts
10 Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Gill Global Team 15 pts
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