Thursday, 9 June 2011
by Waka Racing media
Today was the first day here at the Korea Match Cup. We had 5 races today in a reasonably steady 5-8 knot breeze. With losses against Mirsky (AUS) Campbell-James (GBR) and Gilmore (AUS). Our two wins were against Richard (FRA) and Berntsson (SWE).
From the 5 races we received 7 penalties, definitely a new record for us! Three of them in the one race against Mirsky. We don't feel we have been pushing the boundaries any more than we have in the past but we will be sure to play it safe for our races tomorrow. The races are action packed so if you get the chance to get online and watch the live coverage it is certainly worth while.
Standings after the first Qualifying Session:
Peter Gilmour (AUS) YANMAR Racing 4-1
Francesco Bruni (ITA) Bruni Racing 3-1
Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar 3-1
Torvar Mirsky (AUS) The Wave Muscat 3-2
Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team 3-2
Bjorn Hansen (DEN) Mekonomen Sailing Team 2-2
Damien Iehl (FRA) French Match Racing Team 2-2
Paul Campbell-James (GBR) Dream Team 2-3
Phil Robertson (NZL) WAKA Racing 2-3
Reuben Corbett (NZL) AON Racing Team 1-2
Johnie Berntsson (SWE) Berntsson Sailing Team 1-4
Sung Wook Kim (KOR) Busan Match Team 0-3
Waka Racing would like to thank all our sponsors and supporters, Tax Management NZ, KZ Race Furlers, Line 7/Events Clothing, Frontend Design and the RNZYS.
WAKA RACING is Phil Robertson, Garth Ellingham, James Williamson, Sam Bell and Hayden Goodrick.