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19 August 2010, 09:43 am
Peter Wibroe (DEN) Claims Baltic Match Race 2 in Tallinn
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Team Wibroe (DEN) celebrate their win at the Baltic Match Race 2 in Estonia

Baltic Match Race 2
Tallinn, Estonia

After three days racing in Stockholm, ten crews arrived in Tallinn, Estonia to take part in the second event of the Baltic Match Tour 2010, the ISAF Grade 2 Baltic Match Race 2.
The Baltic Match Race Tour combines three ISAF Grade 2 match racing events which visit Sweden, Estonia and Finland and is raced over nine consecutive days.

The weather in Tallinn was ideal and the full Round Robin was completed over two days. The winner of the Round Robin was Peter Wibroe from Denmark, who is ranked # 25 in the latest ISAF World Match Race Rankings. The fight for the other semi-final positions was strong so that the final order of the Round Robin was determined by the very last race. In second position after the Round Robin was Phil Robertson from New Zealand (ranked #21), third was the local wild card Robert Nyberg from Finland (ranked #55) and fourth was Simone Ferrarese from Italy (ranked #29).

The semi-finals were first to three wins with both winning teams taking a clean sweep of victories. Wibroe despatched Nyberg whilst Ferrarese saw off Robertson.

The finals were raced for two wins. The petit-final between Nyberg and Robertson was decided in favour of the Kiwi team who therefore take third overall with Nyberg and his team from Finland finishing fourth.

It was a similar story in the Final with Peter Wibroe wining two straight victories over Ferrarse to take a well deserved win. Wibroes win takes him to the top of the Tour Standings with three points. Second is Robertson and the 2009 winner Bjorn Hansen (SWE) in third, both skippers are tied on eight points.

The sailors now move on to the final tour destination in Finland and will start with the Round Robin on Thursday 19 August. The winner of Baltic Match Tour 3 and also the Baltic Match Tour 2010 will be known on Saturday 21 August.

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