Shenzhen’s China Cup Set As Location To Host WMRT Match Racing World Championship
As the China Cup moves to its second decade the World Match Racing Tour, with it’s high performance M32 catamarans at its core, will aid in propelling this highlight on the Asian sailing calendar to a World leading event and keep it at the cutting edge of modern day high-performance sail racing.
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