Aussies battling at Monsoon Cup

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 25 Nov 2011
 

Just about to go on the water with Torvar Mirsky against Peter Gilmour in the driving rain here at the Monsoon Cup, in Terengganu Malaysia the loser may well miss cut ahead of the quarter finals, though the tour leader Ian Williams is making a mess of things right now.

There is a million ringgit at stake at this event (about US$300,000) US$100,000 for the winning team and a share of the US$550,000 Tour bonus pool. So it's pretty tense here.

Bloody Good results at 470 Nationals. We expected Belcher and Page to win, but for Rechichi and Stowell it was a good result too after missing two races.

The Short Ocean Racing Championship is on this weekend at Middle Harbour. It's a good form guide for the Hobart, in terms of who is sorted.

More news from the Volvo and Perth 2011 is getting closer.

You will be able to watch two hours of the Monsoon Cup from 6pm to 8pm (AEST) on Sail-World.com for the next three days.

Enjoy your weekend.

Rob Kothe & the Sail-World Team



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ISAF World Match Race Rankings – Mirsky and Tunnicliffe top list
ISAF,
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World Match Racing Tour,
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