Swinton leads after round robin - Sopot Match Race

Adam Minoprio and Black Match crew. Photo: Dariusz Urbanowicz/Zagle http://www.zagle.com.pl/
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The first stage of the Toyota Sopot Match Race 2008 Grade 1 is finally finished. Eight teams advanced to quarter-final round robin. There is no surprise Keith Swinton (AUS) is still a leader with nine points.

The day have started with perfect weather conditions. Unfortunately after 3.00 a.m. there were almost no wind. Umpires had been planning to accomplish quarter-finals today but due to the lack of wind only 6 flights were held

'We were happy with today’s results. In the light and shifty conditions we belive we were sailing fast and managed to catch a few lucky breaks. In our race against Mirsky and Lindberg. We are looking forward to finishing off the quarter-finals tomorrow' says Keith Swinton actual leader of the regatta.

Skippers in quarter-finals :

Keith Swinton (AUS)
Adam Minoprio (NZ)
Torvar Mirsky (AUS)
Andrew Arbuzov (RUS)
Peter Wibroe (DEN)
Eric Monnin (SUI)
Ian Ainslie (RSA)
Staffan Lindberg (FIN)

Current results after 6 flights of quarter-finals : (wins-sails)

1. Keith Swinton (AUS) 3 - 3
2. Adam Minoprio (NZ) 2 - 3
3. Peter Wibroe (DEN) 2 - 3
4. Staffan Lindberg (FIN) 2 - 3
5. Eric Monnin (SUI) 2 - 3
6. Ian Ainslie (RSA) 1 - 3
7. Torvar Mirsky (AUS) 0 - 3
8. Andrew Arbuzov (RUS) 0 - 3

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