After a second day of racing, Will Tiller's FMJ Racing team from New Zealand gained five more victories to come top in the round robin at the Maritim Cup, Helsinki, Finland, with a 9-1 scoreline. The ISAF Grade 2 event is being held in J80s, and run by the Nyländska Jaktklubben.
After two days' of racing the top four boats go forward to the semi-finals. The top four are Tiller (NZL), Sehested (DEN), Lumijärvi (FIN) and Nyberg (FIN); the last three all obtained 7-3 scorelines from the round robin.
As winner of the round robin, Tiller (NZL) is able to pick his opponent in the semi-finals. Australia's David Chapman and France's Mathieu Durand just missed out on the semi-finals, with 6-4 scorelines.
On-the-water assessment of international umpires is taking place at the event in parallel with the competition. The umpires's seminar is led by Marianne Middelthon (NOR) and John Doerr (GBR).
Maritim Cup standings after a full round robin:
skippers, won and lost matches, matches won as a percentage of total matches
William Tiller (NZ) 9 - 1, 90 %
Nicolai Sehested (DEN) 7 - 3, 70 %
Olli-Pekka Lumijärvi (FIN) 7 - 3, 70 %
Robert Nyberg (FIN) 7 - 3, 70 %
David Chapman (AUS) 6 - 4, 60 %
Mathieu Durand (FRA) 6 - 4, 60 %
Joachim Aschenbrenner (DEN) 4 - 6, 40 %
Jan Mattson (FIN) 4 - 6, 40 %
Lauri Kääpä (FIN) 4 - 6, 40 %
Leonid Vasiliev (USA) 0,5 - 9, 5,3 %
Tuomas Riski (FIN) 0 - 10, 0 %