Day Two Portimão Portugal Match Cup Race Report

Day Two at Portimão brought yet more sun and an afternoon wind stabilising later than yesterday, which again swung right into position from the West and generated some waves for the sea sailors amongst the fleet.
Francesco Bruni appeals for a penalty against Magnus Holmberg on day 2 of Portimao Portugal Match Cup 2010. World Match Racing Tour.
Portimao, Portugal. 24 June 2010. Photo: Gareth Cooke/Subzero Images

The race course has changed the fortunes of some of the top runners with surprising scenarios playing out. Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team lost 2 matches in a row and now sits at 3-2, with Francesco Bruni (ITA) also finishing on 3-2 having been beaten by Magnus Holmberg (SWE) Victory Challenge with Bruni having a half point deducted after a collision that resulted in damage. Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team and Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing, the youngest Tour seeds, sit in the most comfortable positions at 4-1 and 4-0 respectively.
The bowman calls the start for Manual Weiller. Portimao Portugal Match Cup 2010. World Match Racing Tour. Portimao, Portugal. 24 June 2010. Photo: Gareth Cooke/Subzero Images
Minoprio is still the only unbeaten skipper in Stage 4’s Round Robin.
Day three will provide plenty of sporting stimulus to the Poritmão region with Portugal due to play Brazil in the Football World Cup and the final stages of the Round Robin putting further pressure on all entries to make the cut through to the Quarters.
Live Results from Portimão Portugal Match Cup
Video Highlights Day 2
Current Round Robin Standings
Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing 4-0
Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team 4-1
Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar 3-1
Peter Gilmour (AUS) YANMAR Racing* 3-1
Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team 3-2
Francesco Bruni (ITA) Azzurra * 3-2
Magnus Holmberg (SWE) Victory Challenge* 2-3
Bertrand Pacé (FRA) Aleph Sailing Team 1-3
Alvaro Marinho (POR) Seth Sailing Team 1-3
Björn Hansen (SWE) Hansen Global Team 1-4
Manuel Weiller (ESP) Team Iberdrola 2-3
Eugeny Neugodnikov (RUS) Team Synergy 0-4
* Deducted 0.5 point for damage
Day Two Portimão Portugal Match Cup Race Report Day Two Portimão Portugal Match Cup Race Report Reviewed by Panos Douros on Friday, June 25, 2010 Rating: 5

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