Saturday, 27 August 2011
by Aon Racing media
Aon Racing made a slow start to the Knickerbocker Cup, with only 2 wins from 5 on the first day of racing. The conditions were extremely variable, with mainly light winds interrupted by thunderstorms and squalls from strange directions. The team was sailing fairly well but simple mistakes cost us several races, making for a frustrating start.
Tomorrow we have a long break before getting back on the water for the final 6 flights of the round robin. Hopefully the breeze is good to us because we're told there's a good chance of Hurricane Irene paying a visit during the weekend, meaning the regatta may have to be shortened.
Aon racing would like to thank their principal sponsor, Aon Insurance Brokers, as well as Club Marine and Allianz for their support. Thanks also to the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.
Aon Racing is Reuben Corbett (Skipper), Adrian Short (Main), Tom Bentham (Trim), Tom Blampied (Pit) and Jay Halligan (Bow).