sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : World Match Racing Tour 2011 heads to Korea

World Match Racing Tour 2011 heads to Korea

'Mathieu Richard keeps an eye on the competition during the 2010 Korea Match Cup - World Match Race Tour 2011'    © Gareth Cooke/Subzero Images

Korea Match Cup 2011 is stage three in the World Match Racing Tour. The event is being held from 8th to 12th June in conjunction with the Korea International Boat Show.

With two stages of the World Match Racing Tour down the competition is heating up as the teams head to Korea next week to fight for further valuable points in the race to become ISAF World Match Racing Champion.

While still early in the season there are already a number of interesting plots starting to develop as the Tour prepares to take to the waters of Jeongok Harbor in Gyeonggi Province.

Pre-season favourites Torvar Mirsky and Ian Williams return back to the Tour after missing Germany and will be looking to make up for lost time, defending Korea Match Cup champion Richard will be hoping to reignite his campaign after a shaky start in Germany, while Damien Iehl and Francesco Bruni will look to continue their fine form.

After a disappointing seventh place on his season debut in Germany last week last year’s winner Mathieu Richard (French Match Racing Team) is one skipper who knows the challenges of Korea well and is relishing the chance of getting back into the KM36 boats.

'I really enjoy sailing in the boats, they are excellent for match racing. The conditions though in Korea can be very tricky, it’s quite a narrow racing area so if the wind isn’t in the right direction it can be very hard.

'We’re definitely going into the regatta believing that we can win it again. We still face the same problems as last year though as there are 12 very strong teams who will all want to win. It will be close again and no doubt so we will have to go out and fight if we are going to win again.'

Richard is set to lock horns again with the last 3 year’s runner-up, Ian Williams (Team GAC Pindar) of Great Britain. However, having placed in a very disappointing 10th in France before missing Germany completely, Williams will be aware that the pressure is already starting to mount on him to put in a strong performance and ensure he doesn’t lose any more ground on the leaders.

Racing in Korea follows last week’s thrilling week in Germany where Italy’s Francesco Bruni took home his first ever Tour win, making the others sit up and take notice that he is one to take seriously in 2011 after a string of failures in the knock out stages last year.

Having watched Bruni take the win in Germany, Tour Card Holders Johnie Berntsson (Berntsson Sailing Team) of Sweden, Australia’s Peter Gilmour (YANMAR Racing), France’s Damien Iehl (French Match Racing Team) and New Zealand’s Phil Robertson (WAKA Racing) will all be renewing their rivalries in Korea and gunning to put their name on the trophy

Australia’s Torvar Mirsky will also be back, and, like Williams will know only too well that the clock is ticking on his title ambitions and that he can’t afford to let his rivals open up more of a gap in the overall standings.

Joining the Tour Card Holders is the winner of the Korea Match Cup Qualifier, New Zealand’s Reuben Corbett (AON Racing Team) as well as Sweden’s Bjorn Hansen (Mekonomen Sailing Team), Korea’s Sung Wook Kim (Busan Match Team) and Great Britain’s Paul Campbell-James (Dream Team).

Running in conjunction with the Korea International Boat Show the event is sure to attract many spectators and organiser Dong Young Kim is looking forward to showing the skippers and guests what Korea has to offer.

'We are very excited about the Korea Match Cup this year. We’re now in our fourth year and each event we get bigger and better so we’re expecting a great regatta. We should have more spectators than ever before, making for a great atmosphere. With such a strong line-up of skippers the action is going to be very intense on the water and should provide great entertainment for all the crowds and those watching on TV and the internet.'

For those watching from around the globe live video coverage of the event throughout the day will be on the WMRT website along with a daily 26 minute highlight show, so there are plenty of ways to stay up to date with all the action from Korea.

2011 ISAF World Match Racing Tour Standings (After Stage 2)
1 Damien Iehl (FRA) French Match Racing Team – 39pts
2 Francesco Bruni (ITA) Brui Racing – 37pts
3 Peter Gilmour (AUS) YANMAR Racing – 32pts
4 Jesper Radich (DEN) Adrian Lee & Partners – 28pts
5 Phil Robertson (NZL) WAKA Racing – 23 pts
6 Bertrand Pace (FRA) Aleph Sailing Team – 22pts
7 Torvar Mirsky (AUS) The Wave Muscat – 19pts
8 Evgeny Neugodnikov (RUS) Team Synergy – 16pts
9 Pierre Antoine Morvan (FRA) Extreme Team Morbihan – 14pts
10 Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team – 10pts

Full list of teams for the Korea Match Cup
Johnie Berntsson (SWE) - Berntsson Sailing Team
Francesco Bruni (ITA) – Bruni Racing
Paul Campbell-James (GBR) – Dream Team
Reuben Corbett (NZL) – AON Racing Team
Peter Gilmour (AUS) – YANMAR Racing
Bjorn Hansen (SWE) – Mekonomen Sailing Team
Damien Iehl (FRA) – French Match Racing Team
Sung Wook Kim (KOR) – Busan Match Team
Torvar Mirsky (AUS) – The Wave Muscat
Mathieu Richard (FRA) – French Match Racing Team
Phil Robertson (NZL) – WAKA Racing
Ian Williams (GBR) – Team GAC Pindar

World Match Race Tour website




by World Match Racing Tour

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=84300

2:19 PM Fri 3 Jun 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.


Related News Stories:

21 Dec 2011  World Match Racing Tour Trophy presented to Ian Williams
28 Nov 2011  WMRT Monsoon Cup - Real-time coaching makes debut in Malaysia
28 Nov 2011  WMRT Monsoon Cup Day 6 Images
27 Nov 2011  WMRT Monsoon Cup – Williams defeats Berntsson in dramatic final
27 Nov 2011  Triple World Champion Ian Williams wins Monsoon Cup 2011
26 Nov 2011  WMRT Monsoon Cup - Ian Williams new ISAF Match Racing World Champion
26 Nov 2011  WMRT Monsoon Cup - Ian Williams takes World Championship title
26 Nov 2011  World Match Racing Tour - Monsoon Cup - Watch LIVE
25 Nov 2011  WMRT Monsoon Cup – Bruni beats Mirsky in sudden death match
25 Nov 2011  WMRT Monsoon Cup day 3 images by Gareth Cooke
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World































470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification by 470 International Association Class,












A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,




ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video by Luissa Smith, International 470 Class Association,




















Santander ISAF Sailing World Championships joins Bart’s Bash
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Grounded fishing boat creates problems
Marseille One Design - GC32 Armin Strom Sailing Team emerge victorious
Rolex Big Boat Series 2014 - Ready for another 50 years
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 4
2014 Rolex Swan Cup - Eleventh-hour victories
Extreme Sailing Series - Kiwis clinch Act win in Istanbul + Video
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Two long races today for the J70 fleet
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Impressive to sail out of the Golden Gate
Extreme Sailing Series - Istanbul delivers four days of great racing
Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ bounces back for series win
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - Light winds and current test six classes
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Solid Day 3 for US Sailing Team
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Day 3 images by Jesus Renedo
Marseille One Design 2014 - GC32 Armin Strom blitzes final day
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Una Etapa 0 complicada para todos
Santander 49ers: Olympic Gold Medallist says two into 90 does not go!! *Feature
GBR aiming for first ever Nacra 17 Games berth at Santander Worlds
Volvo Ocean Race: Man and sail overboard as Leg 0 serves up drama
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 – Images by Dan Ibsen
Santander Worlds – already a spectator success   
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander 2014 - Day 3 morning report   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Tales from the extreme   
Volvo Ocean Race: Latest starter wins opening race   
2014 J/70 World Championship - Healy, Abdullah, Becker and Borges win   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Full-blown, once again   
ISAF Worlds - Americans jump up Laser and Laser Radial leaderboard   
2014 Rolex Big Boat Series - Farr 40 Day 3   
America's Cup: Luna Rossa sailing with two foiling AC45's + Video   
Extreme Sailing: Emirates Team NZ retain second overall   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio Olympic Laser spots snapped up   
Rolex Swan Cup - All set for final showdown   
Upper Midwest sailors need help to take it to the next level   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - RS:X action begins in Santander   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans rise in Laser and Radial   
Extreme Sailing Series - A remarkable penultimate day’s racing + Video   
Marseille One Design - GC32 GDF Suez unstoppable in the light   
Rolex Swan Cup - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Images of the leaders in Santander   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Good day for Double Trouble   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT