The latest from Genny Tulloch…
Sorry for the quick update–but after 2.5 beautiful days of racing here at the Carlos Aguilar Match Race in St. Thomas, we are headed into the end of the semis and the finals tomorrow. We are currently 2 wins up on fellow American team of Sally Barkow, after drawing pre-start penalties in both matches this afternoon and then being able to lead off the line. In the other women’s semi, Lucy Macgregor’s team from GBR is also up 2-0 against Klaratje Zuiderbaan of the NED.
The men are racing simultaneously, with Peter Holmberg of the USVI and Dave Perry (USA) going head to head in the first match, and Taylor Canfield (USVI) against Alvaro Marinho (POR) in the second match, both currently at 1-1. The semis are first to three points and will be followed by a first to 2 point Finals, and first to 1 point Petit Finals. Racing starts live with video and commentary at 9 AM Atlantic Time/8 AM Eastern (or 5 AM for west coasters!!!). Website for the video/commentary is carlosmatchrace.com/live.php or livestream.com/matchrace if you want to join in on the chat.
Genny, Alice, Jenn, and Liz
And from Mirsky Racing Team…
Winning the first race at the Monsoon Cup, the young guns at Mirsky Racing Team shook their nerves and got settled into the rhythm they had going throughout the week. However Team Origin weren’t going to let them off with anything, taking back the next race to tie the scores with a convincing win. And now Ben Ainslie has won his first ISAF Match Racing World Championship title
"We felt good in the second race despite losing, but we got the better of the start again and pushed back in front, taking it to game point with their second win of the series." Said Torvar after the prize giving ceremony took place. "Then we were in front again in the 4th race, but a little coms error meant we gybed away to the unfavoured side of the course and really gave the win to them. Then the final race was really a procession, and they outsailed us to take out the series. We truly gave it all we had, and I think we were sailing at a different level to what we have ever sailed before. I really had such a fun time sailing with the guys, they did an amazing job."
With the America’s Cup moving into catamarans, the future of MRT is a bit hazy, but finishing on such a high means that the team will be back again next year to try and take out the World Match Racing Tour title.