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  • Group 1, Qualifying Session 2

    Viktor Serezhkin (Gazprom Team Russia) “We started a lot better than yesterday. The crew work was good, my team were amazing. The wind conditions were perfect.”   Phil Robertson (ChinaONE Ningbo) “We had a bit of a difficult day, but it’s good, it’s coming to the business side of the regatta, so it’s nice to have a big kick up

  • Flying Dutchman shows RoboPhil is human before SUPER 16

    Pieter-Jan Postma, possibly the most laidback speed demon in the world, proved two things at the WMRT Match Cup Russia at St. Petersburg Yacht Club today; firstly, that even in his debut year on the World Match Racing Tour he is a greater force to be reckoned with each event, and secondly that Phil Robertson’s conveyor belt of victories should not be taken for granted.

  • Group 3, Qualifying Session 2

    Sam Gilmour (Neptune Racing) “We started really slowly. Had a really bad first one and actually finished last, which was pretty poor because there’s a bit of split in the fleet between the levels of the teams. We weren’t expecting that. But we got a third and then finished with two wins. We had a really fun race with Yann

  • Group 2, Qualifying Session 2

    Britain’s six-time world match racing champion, Ian Williams (GAC Pindar) finished top of Group 2, but not quite in the way expected after receiving a black flag and two penalty points in the last race for a dramatic crash with Sweden’s Nicklas Dackhammer (Essiq Team Racing). Both boats were OCS at the start and were at the back of the

  • Favourites flex their muscles in St Petersburg

    A full first day of racing in glorious sunshine and solid westerlies at the WMRT Match Cup Russia in St Petersburg saw the big beasts making some early shows of strength as they sought the best seeding for the knockout battles to come.

  • Group 3, Qualifying Session 1

    Yann Guichard:  “It was a solid day for us. We had a lot of fun on board. I’m so happy to have Sam Goodchild back with the team  after an injury. When you’re fleet racing the key is the start. We were OCS in the first race and we came back from behind to finish second, so it was a good