Chicago to Host World Match Racing Tour American Stopover
The fifth championship level stop on the 2017 World Match Racing Tour will take place September 27th-October 1st on the Chicago lakeshore in front of Navy Pier. Chicago Match Race Center and Chicago Yacht Club return as co-hosts for the 2017 season stopover after organizing successful Tour events in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Robertson Finds More Gold at the End of His Rollercoaster
After a week of ups and downs, a couple of bad hooks and a few close shaves, it was business as usual for the super smooth Phil Robertson and his CHINAone Ningbo team as they beat Sam Gilmour’s Neptune Racing team 3-0 in the final of WMRT Match Cup Russia in St. Petersburg on Sunday.
Robertson / Gilmour Final of Match Cup Russia – a Trans-Tasman clash: champion Phil Robertson vs Sam Gilmour. Race 1: Gilmour locked into favoured leeward in pre-start. Robertson OCS, recalled. But comes straight back, gets puff and goes over the top of Gilmour halfway down first downwind. Robertson claims the first race! Split gates at bottom Robertson extends 12 lengths
Williams / Jerwood First to two wins. Jerwood takes the lead on 2nd downwind but Williams gets puff on the left. Lead to Williams tacking in front of Jerwood who picks up third (boundary) penalty. 1-0 Williams, no mistakes, shuts out Jerwood. Race 2: Williams wins start but Jerwood gybes inside at mark 1 to get a puff and rolls
Semi final, Pair 2
Robertson / Williams Second semi-final: Match Racing World Champion Robertson vs Ian Williams. Collision between Williams and Robertson! Robertson and Williams both hook boundary buoys in pre-start. Crew in the water. Robertson edges start. Collision! Penalty. Blue flag (2 lengths) on Williams. Went into back of Robertson. Second blue flag at end of first downwind for Williams. Can’t say he’s
Semi Final, Pair 1
Gilmour / Jerwood First semi-final: Sam Gilmour vs Matt Jerwood. “There’s going to be fireworks today for sure,” Sam Gilmour. ”We’re going to poke the bear and see what happens,” Matt Jerwood. Matt Jerwood edges the start over Sam Gilmour, bows buried as gennakers deploy. Matt Jerwood 10.5 seconds ahead after the first downwind at the bottom mark v Gilmour.