Richard Reigns as King of Korea Match Cup

26 Point Lead for Richard at top of Tour Standings Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Team sails to victory at Korea Match Cup.
The World Match Racing Tour’s 3rd Stage has changed the ISAF WMRT ranking. After 5 days of racing at Korea Match Cup Richard reigns at the top of the table with 65 points, Adam Minoprio (ETNZ) BlackMatch Racing also stays consistent with 39 points in 2nd. Williams who is an unstoppable force is climbing the ladder from 8th place to 3rd in one event and Mirsky moves up one position into 4th place, followed by Francesco Bruni (ITA) Azzurra in 5th.
The prize giving ceremony for Korea Match Cup was flanked by thousands of locals and the charismatic Governor of Gyeonggi, Moon-Soo Kim, presented the Korea Match Cup awards totalling 300,000,000 KRW (USD $240,770).
The prize money afforded to the 2010 Tour events is the main force that pulls the professional match racing trade’s elite players to annually participate in this top sporting series.
The next Tour event will be Stage 4, in Portimão, for Portugal Match Cup running 22 – 27 June.
Day 5 - Overall Standings
1. Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team 25 Points
2. Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar 20 Points
3. Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Gill Global Team 15 Points
4. Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team 12 Points
5. Peter Gilmour (AUS) YANMAR Racing 10 Points
6. Francesco Bruni (ITA) Azzurra 8 Points
7. Adam Minoprio (NZL) ETNZ/BlackMatch Racing 6 Points
8. Bertrand Pacé (FRA) Aleph Sailing Team 4 Points
9. Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Berntsson Sailing Team
10. Paolo Cian (ITA) Team Italia
11. Phil Robertson (NZL) WAKA Racing Team
12. Park GunWoo (KOR) Busan Match

2010 ISAF World Match Racing Tour Standings (After Event 3 of 9)
1. Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team 65 Points
2. Adam Minoprio (NZL) BlackMatch Racing 39 Points
3. Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar 30 Points
4. Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team 28 Points
5. Francesco Bruni (ITA) Azzurra 23 Points
6. Ben Ainslie (GBR) TEAMORIGIN 20 Points
- Jesper Radich (SWE) Radich Racing Team 20 Points
8. Peter Gilmour (AUS) YANMAR Racing 18 Points
9. Paolo Cian (ITA) Team Italia 16 Points
10. Bjorn Hansen (SWE) Gill Global Team 15 Points
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Richard Reigns as King of Korea Match Cup Richard Reigns as King of Korea Match Cup Reviewed by Panos Douros on Monday, June 14, 2010 Rating: 5

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