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Williams fighting for final place

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In conditions which varied from calm to boisterous, all but the last flight of the Round Robin at the Tróia Portugal Match Cup was concluded, with 4th place position left undetermined until Sunday’s final flight. Australian Torvar Mirsky and Britain's Ian Williams are fighting for the fourth spot in the semi finals.

On a 12-hour day which featured breeze conditions flip-flopping between land and sea, and varying from nearly nothing to a 40-knot rain squall, race managers here at the Troia Portugal Match Cup managed to conclude four of the remaining five flights of the Round Robin to yield three of the final four teams to advance to tomorrow’s Semi-Final and Final stages.

On the strength of 9 wins each, two members of the French Match Racing Team took the top two spots, with Mathieu Richard on Team French Spirit winning the tie-break with Sebastian Col of K-Challenge to get the top spot. And on a late streak of winning four of his last five matches, Magnus Holmberg (SWE) of the Victory Challenge slid into the third place on seven wins, one point clear of a possibly massive tie-break situation in the final flight between five teams vying for the fourth and final spot for the next stage.

So, coming into this final flight there are no less than five teams eligible to move through, depending on who beats whom.

Torvar Mirsky (AUS) and his Mirsky Racing Team are in the strongest position, being on six wins versus five for the others, but if he loses to Paolo Cian (ITA) from Team Shosholoza in this final flight, and Ian Williams (GBR) and his Team Pindar make a late rally to defeat regatta leader Richard, this will initiate a massive tie-break to determine the final spot, with Damien Iehl (FRA) and Adam Minoprio (NZL) also possibly in the hunt.

In fact, there are only four positions in the field of twelve teams now determined, with all remaining places from 4th to 11th left to play for in the morning.

Current standings:

Mathieu Richard (FRA),French Match Racing Team/Team French Spirit 9 – 1
Sebastian Col (FRA), French Match Racing Team/K-Challenge 9 – 2
Magnus Holmberg (SWE), Victory Challenge 7 – 4
Torvar Mirsky (AUS), Mirsky Racing Team 6 – 4
Ian Williams (GBR), Team Pindar 5 – 5
Alvaro Marinho (POR), Seth Sailing Team 5 – 6
Damien Iehl (FRA), French Match Racing Team 5 – 5
Adam Minoprio (NZL), Emirates Team New Zealand/BlackMatch Racing 5 – 6
Paolo Cian (ITA), Team Shosholoza 5 – 5
Bjorn Hansen (SWE), Alandia Sailing Team Team 3 – 8
Manuel Weiller (ESP), 3 – 8
Nick Cherry (GBR), 1 – 10




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