Thursday, 9 June 2011
by Aon Racing media
Day 1 saw a mixed performance from Aon Racing in the Korea Match Cup, ending the day on 1 win and 2 losses. The team lost their first race against America’s Cup helmsman Francesco Bruni. Then led Bjorn Hansen to the last top mark in the second race before a twist in the gennaker saw us lose the lead going down to the finish.
However, after a nervous start to the day the team then bounced back well, leading two time world champion Ian Williams from start to finish to post their first win on the board.
Aon Racing is looking forward to getting back on the race track tomorrow!
The team would to thank their principal sponsor, Aon Insurance Brokers, as well as Club Marine and Allianz. Thanks must also go to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and friends and family, for their support over many years.
Aon Racing is Reuben Corbett (Skipper), Adrian Short (Main), Tom Bentham (Trim), Tom Blampied (Pit) and Benny Butcher(Bow).