In their second season on the World Match Racing Tour, the Mirsky Racing Team is leading the fight for the World Championship
trophy to be awarded at the Monsoon Cup in December. When MRT formed 3 years ago, skipper Torvar Mirsky from Perth had the ambition of one day competing on the World Match Racing Tour.
That same year, his team jumped up from 46th, to 10th on the ISAF rankings, grabbing the attention of the sailing world.
Now MRT is the youngest team on the World Match Racing Tour with an average age of 23, and after a solid year, they have taken the lead in
the hunt for the World title, as well as moving up to a career best 2nd place on the ISAF rankings. "We are so happy about both leading the tour and our latest ISAF ranking" said an elated Torvar Mirsky after he received the news. "It’s so
exciting to be in contention for the world championship. We just have to keep focused on the task at hand now and try to get the best results
we can in Bermuda and Malaysia."
Over the past two weeks, the Tour has visited St Moritz in the Swiss Alps, and Aarhus in Denmark. Both events saw MRT place 2nd, despite
having lost their tactician to injury for the Danish Open. With this boost, the Aussies took over the Kiwis from Adam Minoprio’s BlackMatch
Racing who had a blinding start to the year winning the first event in Marseille.
The 2009 Tour is coming to a close however, with the Argo Group Bermuda Gold Cup at the beginning of October being the last chance for
teams to gain some much needed points before the grand final takes place in Malaysia. There are still a number of teams hot on the
heels of MRT, and it is no easy task to fight off the likes of Peter Gilmour, world number one Adam Minoprio and defending World
Champion Ian Williams, but with a good result in Bermuda they could come into the finals as the red hot favourites. To find out more about the Mirsky Racing Team or the World Match Racing Tour, visit www.mirskyracingteam.com
MIRSKY RACING TEAM