World Match Racing Tour - YANMAR Racing
Portugal Match Cup: YANMAR Racing - Interesting start but improving
World Match Racing Tour - Portugal Match Cup. Another glorious sunny day in
the Portuguese resort town of Portimao, the breeze came in late again but
there was plenty to see and do for the waiting crews.
Peter Gilmour and his YANMAR Racing team of Cameron Dunn, Thierry Douillard,
Yasuhiro Yaji and Kazuhiko Sofuku had an 'interesting' start to the fourth
event on the 2010 ISAF World Match Racing circuit.
YANMAR Racing's first match was against Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch
Racing, the reigning world champion.
Tactician Cameron Dunn explains 'We muffed the first race, to be honest. We
had the lead half way up first beat but it was very close.
'Then we misjudged our approach to the top mark. We tried to do a lee bow
but we could not make it stick, they rounded the top mark ahead of us, then
we collided with them, another misjudgement, which cost us 0.5 points.
'Against Eugeny Neugodnikov (RUS) Team Synergy, Peter started well. YANMAR
Racing took the favoured right and had a good 30 second lead at top mark and
'Then we sailed against Bertrand Pace (FRA) Aleph Sailing Team. Another
really nice job in the start, we held the right again. Pace was just on our
stern at the top mark however we extended slightly down the run and made him
pay up the second beat and went on to win.
'In summary - a rough start but we came back for two really nice wins and
our confidence is up.'
'The forecast for the event week ahead is for solid sunshine and that should
bring good breezes so our YANMAR Racing crew are looking forward to plenty
of match racing.'
Day 1: Current Round Robin Standings
Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing 3-0
Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team 2-0
Francesco Bruni (ITA) Azzurra 2-0
Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar 2-1
Peter Gilmour (AUS) YANMAR Racing 2-1
Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team 1-1
Magnus Holmberg (SWE) Victory Challenge 1-1
Bertrand Pace (FRA) Aleph Sailing Team 1-2
Alvaro Marinho (POR) Seth Sailing Team 1-2
Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Hansen Global Team 0-2
Manuel Weiller (ESP) Team Iberdrola 0-2
Eugeny Neugodnikov (RUS) Team Synergy 0-3
Portugal Match Cup - http://www.portugalmatchcup.com
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