Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Matt Steven's Wellington Spirit (NZL) team in action at the Detroit Cup. Image copyright Isao Toyama.
by Matt Steven
Wellington Spirit has finished in 4th place at the 2011 Detroit Match Cup ISAF Grade Two event. The team consisting of Matt Steven, Chris Jones and Jono Clough made a stroing start to the regatta ending up clear winners of the round robin phase and taking out their Quarter Final 2-0 against fellow kiwis William Tiller and the Full Metal Jacket racing team.
However the semis were a different story where they went down 2-0 to Jordan Reece and his team from the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, who ended up winning the regatta and a place in the World Match Racing Tour. In the petit-finals, Wellington Spirit lost out to fellow Kiwis Aon Racing, skippered by Reuben Corbett, to finish fourth overall.