Harken Yacht Equipment, has named Torvar Mirsky and his Mirsky Racing Team (MRT) as it newest members of the prestigious Harken Speed Team.
Harken and Mirsky Racing Team began talks after Torvar was awarded the Seahorse Sailor of the Month in April. ‘We took notice of the strong performances this young team was putting out on the global match racing scene,’ explained Bill Goggins, Harken’s commercial manager. Harken Australia’s managing director Carl Watson and I agreed it would be good to pursue a relationship with Torvar and team.’
Torvar Mirsky and team join an impressive group of sailors, including fellow Australians Iain Murray, James Spithill, and Seve Jarvin, all members of Harken Australia’s Speed Team.
‘Our team has reached a number of milestones this season, both on the ISAF, and World Tour rankings and it is really great for these achievements to be recognized by a premier brand such as Harken. I’m thrilled to be part of such an elite team,’ explained Mirsky.
MRT burst onto the international match racing circuit in 2007, winning the ISAF Grade 1 Internationaux de France halfway through their season. This important victory has seen the young team climb to 4th place in the world rankings just one year on.
Building on their success in the World Match Racing Tour showed them finishing second place in the Match Cup held in Sweden. They are now sitting in 4th place overall on the tour, and have a confirmed entry into the Tour’s final, the Monsoon Cup in December.
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