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

 

Sail-World.com : Portugal Match Cup 2011 defending Champions have work ahead

Portugal Match Cup 2011 defending Champions have work ahead

'Peter Gilmour. Portimao Portugal Match Cup 2010. World Match Racing Tour. Portimao, Portugal. 27 June 2010. Photo: Gareth Cooke/Subzero Images'    © Gareth Cooke/Subzero Images    Click Here to view large photo

After the first two days of the qualifying rounds of the Portimao Portugal Match Cup, stage 4 of the 2011 World Match Racing Tour, defending champions YANMAR Racing skippered by four times World Match Racing Champion Peter Gilmour, have challenges ahead if they are to make the quarter finals today.

Gilmour and his experienced crew of Cameron Dunn, Yasuhiro Yaji, Thierry Douillard and Martin Berntsson are currently second on the 2011 ISAF World Match Racing Tour leader board but this event has not been as good for YANMAR Racing as it might have been.

On day 1 of the Portimao Portugal Match Cup qualifying series, YANMAR Racing won their first race against local sailor Alvaro Marinho (POR), Seth Sailing Team.

Their second was against Reuben Corbett (NZL) AON Racing Team and as Peter Gilmour explained it was over as soon as it began. ‘We were OCS by half a metre and by the time we went back we had handed Ruben the match.’

Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team was next and that was a close fought battle.

Gilmour recounts ‘Mathieu found a shift and took the lead on the first leg. We were bow and stern most of the way round but he did a nice job of defending his lead and won by a boat length or so.’

YANMAR Racing then faced Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Mekonomen Sailing Team. They won the start, took the favoured right and went on to win.

Gilmour continues ‘Our final match of that very long day was against Damien Iehl (FRA) French Match Racing Team. He won the start, went right and had strong pressure all the way to the lay line.

‘But we rolled him down the run. There were lots of penalty flags and he was landed with one. He sailed away a little but we closed up again and he was unable to complete his turns on the line before we crossed. We finished 3-2 for the day.’

On day 2 of the Portugal Match Cup YANMAR Racing’s first race was against Olli-Pekka Lumijarvi (FIN) Lumjarvi, Siragusawa Sailing Team.

‘After the start he found a nice right hand shift and led us round the first mark. But we sailed inside him at the bottom mark, led up the second windward leg and went on to win.’

But things went downhill from there. The YANMAR Racing team’s next opponent was Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar.

‘Ian led us off the start line and with the race being about eighty percent on port tack it was very difficult to come back. We were a boat length behind him at the top mark and a boat length behind him at the bottom mark but we just could not get round him.

‘Then in the third race Johnie Berntsson (SWE), Berntsson Sailing Team led us off the start line. We caught up to him quite nicely and managed to get quite close at the top mark. Unfortunately we tangled our spinnaker in the rush and Berntsson cleared away by three or four boats lengths and that was that.

‘Overall it is tightening up for the final few spots to make it into the top eight.

We have lots of work to do now – with just a 4-4 result so far, but we have been in this situation before. The team is sailing well.

‘It will be light today with strong conditions on Saturday and Sunday. We have just got to go out there and win a few today and we will be back in business, so stand by.’

Bruni v Gilmour. Photo:Chris Davies/WMRT - Korea Match Cup 2011 -  © Chris Davies/AWMRT   Click Here to view large photo


YANMAR Racing face three very tough races with Jesper Radich, Torvar Mirsky and Francesco Bruni to sail against, YANMAR Racing will certainly need to sail well the to reach the quarter finals.

Overall scores at the end of Flight 18:

Bruni 5-5
Gilmour 4-4
Iehl 5-3
Mirsky 6-1
Radich 5-3
Hansen 4-4
Richard 5.5-3
Williams 6-4
Berntsson 5-6
Marinho 3-6
Corbett 3-7
Lumijarvi 2-7

For more news and information on YANMAR Racing, please visit http://www.yanmar.co.jp/en/racing/

To discover more about the World Match Racing Tour see http://www.wmrt.com

And to discover more about YANMAR Marine go to http://www.yanmarmarine.com/




by Yanmar Racing Media

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=85100

8:39 AM Fri 24 Jun 2011 GMT






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

Click for further information on
Newsletter Editorial Australia


Related News Stories:

18 Jun 2014  Sick of the America's Cup but read every word, and watch every video
06 Jun 2014  America's Cup- Spithill baits Kiwis, Aussie Laser sailors face tests
22 May 2014  Latest Sydney Hobart race winner sailing at Magnetic Island Race Week
07 Apr 2014  ISAF Worlds, VOR and Melges 32s—Sailing news from the U.S. and beyond
03 Feb 2014  Pleasing surprises on the Road to Rio
28 Dec 2013  Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2013 - Of Gates, Pools and Level Crossings
29 Nov 2013  BaCK IN Oz for ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne 2013- entries well up
20 Nov 2013  Safety first or fish first, which is your priority?
15 Nov 2013  Interesting times - with the Australians on the America's Cup circuit
31 Aug 2013  SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2013 - The last day of winter
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World





International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,






























International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




















International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3   
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1   
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals   
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature   
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.   
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video   
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi   
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition   
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT