Monday, 22 August 2011

Detroit Cup : Aon Racing Through to the Semi-Finals

by Aon Racing media

Aon Racing performed well today, winning their last three races of the round robin to finish in second place on 8 wins. This left us racing Nicolai Sehested (DEN) in the Quarter finals, in a best of 3 knock out. We won the first race, but went down in the second. Fortunately Reuben pulled out the stops in the last start, controlling Nicolai beautifully to lead off the line with a double penalty on our opponent. This allowed us to take a comfortable win and advance to the semi finals.

In the other quarter finals, Matthew Steven (NZL) beat William Tiller (NZL) and Laurie Jury (NZL) beat Taylor Canfield (BVI). The last quarter is still underway, with Jordan Reece (AUS) currently 1 nil up against Brad Funk (USA). Tune in for live coverage of the racing at

We would like to thank our principal sponsor, Aon Insurance Brokers, as well as Club Marine and Allianz for their support. Thanks also to our home club, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

Aon Racing is Reuben Corbett (Skipper), Adrian Short (Main) and Tom Bentham (Bow).

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