Sunday, 20 March 2011

FMJ Racing Finish Second at Ficker Cup

by Will Tiller

After a tough fought final day in the Ficker Cup FMJ Racing finish 2nd to Simone Ferrarese and his team from Italy. Our semi finals opponent was Bob Hughes crewed by Torvar Mirsky and his regular match racing team who we took down 2-1.

It was all on in the finals, neither team giving an inch this lead to plenty of penalties, a collision at the bottom mark, an OCS and a boat getting forced onto the bottom mark. In the end Simone and his team prevailed 2-1.

1st Simone Ferrarese
2nd William Tiller
3rd Bob Hughes
4th Chris Nesbitt

Although the team didn't make it to the Congressional Cup we are happy with the performance albeit a little bit gutted not to win. However, we will be catching the next flight home to make it back to Auckland for the Nations Cup trails starting this Friday.

FMJ Racing is William Tiller, Shaun Mason, Harry Thurston, Daniel Pooley, David Wood and Brandon Folkman.

FMJ Racing
Ficker Cup