Friday, 10 June 2011
Aon Racing (skipper Reuben Corbett) competing in Korea. Image copyright SubZero Images.
by Aon Racing media
Aon racing had a tough day on the water on day 2 of the Korea Match Cup. We had a substantial lead in our first match before the wind died. In the drift off that ensued we ended up losing by less than a metre. Our second race was also extremely close, losing by a narrow margin in a dramatic finish with World Tour leader Damien Iehl.
Our next three races followed similar patterns, with losses to New Zealand’s Phil Robertson and tour veterans Torvar Mirsky and Matheiu Richard. We were not without chances in these races, but unfortunately we could not convert. This left us with a disappointing score for the day, which we will not dwell on. Luckily there is plenty of room for improvement and we may still have a very slim chance of making the quarter finals if tomorrow goes well.
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.
Aon Racing is Reuben Corbett (Skipper), Adrian Short (Main), Tom Bentham (Trim), Tom Blampied (Pit) and Benny Butcher(Bow).
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