Portugal Match Cup - Day 2
Day two of the Portugal Match Cup – Stage 4 of the World Match Racing Tour – was a long and slightly painful one for team Azzurra. Only three matches were completed due to a long wait for the breeze to fill in: Francesco Bruni and his crew won against Frenchman Mathieu Richard but lost to Aussie Torvar Mirsky and Swede Magnus Holmberg. The match against Holmberg was the most suffered and Bruni was not impressed with his performance, lamenting after a long day: “There was a collision with Holmberg which was the most disappointing match, we didn’t have a good start but we kept close to them right up to the last mark, almost bow to bow. There was a first penalty on us but we only just touched and then moments later we had a second contact between our bow and their stern, it felt soft, but apparently the boats need some repair work.” Torvar Mirsky and Adam Minoprio, the youngest Tour seeds, sit in the most comfortable positions at 4-1 and 4-0 respectively. Minoprio is still the only unbeaten skipper in Stage 4’s Round Robin. Francesco Bruni is fifth tied with Mathieu Richard.
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