Torvar Mirsky - Australia
WS Ranking: 8
Torvar was first invited to compete in the 2006 King Edward VII Gold Cup at only twenty years of age and finished in a respectable 11th place. The Mirsky Racing Team grew from strength to strength as they climbed their way up the WS Rankings leaderboard year by year, finally taking the ultimate prize winning the Match Racing World Championship in 2017.
In 2009 Torvar and his team won their first WMRT event, the Troia Portugal Match Cup and in 2011 he won the St. Moritz Match Cup in the August and then returned to Bermuda to win the Argo Group Gold Cup. That same year Torvar was invited to skipper Venezia Challenge (a challenger to the 34th America’s Cup) however, this was not meant to be and in 2012 Torvar took a much-needed break from match-racing to concentrate on his studies.
In 2016 Torvar reappeared as a tactician on a M32 catamaran in the World Match Racing Tour however, his real return was in 2017 when he placed 3rd in the Match Cup Australia with a brand-new team. They worked hard to achieve top 16th and secured a place to compete in the Match Racing World Championship later that year in Shenzhen, China. The Mirsky Team won the race and Torvar is still the current WMRT World Champion. Torvar Mirsky has competed in the Argo Group Gold Cup three times.
Crew: Lachy Gilmour, Cameron Seagreen, Graeme Spence