Friday, 10 June 2011
Waka Racing (Phil Robertson) and The Wave Muscat (Torvar Mirsky). Image copyright Subzero Images.
by Waka Racing media
A light and fairly uneventful day has just passed, which is a nice change from the aggression of yesterday. We kept it out of the umpires hands today to finish with 2 more wins and 1 unfortunate loss.
The wins were straight forward. One against the local Korean man Sung Wok Kim, the other against fellow kiwi Reuben Corbett. We sailed well in both races, winning the all important start and then controlling the race well throughout.
The loss. Well what can we say. We were in a very commanding position in the pre start, having locked Bruni over the starting line. With 20 seconds remaining we went for our dip back below the line. This being the mistake as he some how managed to slip below the line also and end up in control. The analysis was; if we had waited 2 more seconds we would have won the start convincingly. That is the nature of the beast though and we came off second best. To the credit of the team and our fighting spirit we made him work for his win putting pressure on him around the whole track.
This being the end of day two, we sit with a 4-4 score line. Six wins will guarantee us a spot in the next round so its 2 wins from 3 races tomorrow.
Waka Racing would like to thank all our sponsors and supporters. Tax Management New Zealand, KZ Race Furlers, Line 7/Events clothing, Frontend Design and the RNZYS.
Korea Match Cup, Day Two Scores
Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team 6-2
Francesco Bruni (ITA) Bruni Racing 6-2
Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar 5-1
Torvar Mirsky (AUS) The Wave Muscat 5-3
Peter Gilmour (AUS) YANMAR Racing 4-2
Phil Robertson (NZL) WAKA Racing 4-4
Bjorn Hansen (DEN) Mekonomen Sailing Team 3-3
Damien Iehl (FRA) French Match Racing Team 3-3
Paul Campbell-James (GBR) Dream Team 3-3
Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Berntsson Sailing Team 1-5
Reuben Corbett (NZL) AON Racing Team 1-7
Sung Wook Kim (KOR) Busan Match Team 1-7
WAKA RACING is Phil Robertson, Garth Ellingham, James Williamson, Sam Bell and Hayden Goodrick.