Paolo CIAN (ITA), Björn HANSEN (SWE), Ian WILLIAMS (GBR), Johnie BERNTSSON (SWE) and Staffan LINDBERG (FIN) won their matches against, respectively, Dario KLIBA (CRO), Mathieu RICHARD (FRA), Evgeniy NEUGODNIKOV (RUS), Philippe PRESTI (FRA) and Pierre-Antoine MORVAN (FRA).
The event's eleventh crew, led by defending ACI Cup Champion Peter GILMOUR (AUS), had a bye in the round.
Racing was postponed for the majority of the day due to heavy rains that sapped Rovinj of all wind. The rain let up in the middle of the day and the race committee sent the crews to the racecourse just off Rovinj Harbour, but the rain quickly returned and the postponement was reissued.
The teams finally returned to the water around 1630 for the lone flight, which was sailed in a shifty five knot easterly wind.
'We managed to stay relaxed for the better part of the day,' said WILLIAMS of Great Britain, whose looking to a good finish to score points and move into the World Tour's Championship 8. 'It was tough to get up for one race, but a win's a win and we'll take it.'
Racing is scheduled to resume today at 1000 local time.
ACI Adris Match Race Cup Standings
1. Johnie BERNTSSON (SWE), Team Semcon, 1-0
1. Paolo CIAN (ITA), Team Viano Mercedes Benz, 1-0
1. Björn HANSEN (SWE), Team Hansen, 1-0
1. Staffan LINDBERG (FIN), Alandia Sailing Team, 1-0
1. Ian WILLIAMS (GBR), Williams Sail Racing, 1-0
6. Peter GILMOUR (AUS), PST, 0-0
7. Dario KLIBA (CRO), Croatia One, 0-1
7. Pierre-Antoine MORVAN (FRA), Extreme Team Morbihan, 0-1
7. Evgeniy NEUGODNIKOV (RUS), Lord of the Sail, 0-1
7. Philippe PRESTI (FRA), Luna Rossa Challenge, 0-1
7. Mathieu RICHARD (FRA), Saba Sailing Team, 0-1
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World Match Racing Tour Leaderboard
(After 5 of 8 Stages)
|2||Ben AINSLIE||GBR||32||Emirates Team New Zealand||45|
|3||Staffan LINDBERG||FIN||13||Alandia Sailing Team||37|
||NZL||14||Beau Geste Sailing Team||32|
|7.||James SPITHILL||AUS||2||Luna Rossa||25|
|7.||Jesper BANK||DEN||65||United Internet Team Germany||25|
|7.||Dean BARKER||NZL||12||Emirates Team New Zealand||25|
World Match Racing Tour Schedule
|Stage 1||PTPortugal Match Cup*||Cascais, Portugal||19-24 July 2005|
|Stage 2||Danish Open*||Copenhagen, Denmark||10-14 August 2005|
|Stage 3||St. Moritz Match Race*||St. Moritz, Switzerland||16-21 August 2005|
|Stage 4||Monsoon Cup*||Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia||29 November-4 December 2005|
|Stage 5||Brasil Sailing Cup||Angra dos Reis, Brazil||14-19 March 2006|
|Stage 6||ACI Adris Match Race Cup||Rovinj, Croatia||23-28 May 2006|
|Stage 7||Match Race Germany||Langenargen, Germany||1-5 June 2006|
|Stage 8||Toscana Elba Cup||Porto Azzurro, Elba Island, Italy||11-16 July 2006|
* Originally contested as part of the Swedish Match Tour
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