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Robertson 3rd, Tiller 6th at Korea Match Cup

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This from Full Metal Jacket Racing (Tiller) ...

After four days of racing in Korea FMJ have ended up 6th in the Korea Match Cup, going down in the quarter finals to defending champion Bjorn Hansen of Sweden.


At the completion of the round robin FMJ were placed 6th with a score of 6 wins and 5 losses. With a narrow course and obstructions on each side racing was difficult and it was important to win the pre start and protect the favoured tack.

Fellow Kiwi's Waka racing qualified top of the round and choose to race Ferrarsse Racing Team of Italy. Bjorn Hansen who qualified in 3rd place decided to race us. We fought hard and all of the matches were close especially the last two with Hansen coping a penalty in the pre start we were able to roll on the finish line and take the win. In the last match we used one of the rule changes to our advantage and luffed the Swede head to wind but unfortunately we were penalized when the boats touched coming back down to a close hauled course.


1st Bjorn Hansen

2nd Ian Williams

3rd Phil Robertson

4th Torvar Mirsky

5th Simone Ferrarese 
6th William Tiller 
7th Pierre-Antoine Morvan
8th Peter Gilmour 
9th Laurie Jury 
10th Johnie Berntsson 

Next stop for the FMJ is the Sail Of White Nights in Russia next weekend, the team looks forward to this!

See more on the World Match Racing Tour website.