China One Ningbo

Phil Robertson

Phil Robertson

  • Name: Phil Robertson (NZL) China One Ningbo
  • Nationality: Kiwi (New Zealander)
  • Residence: New Zealand
  • Year born: 1987

After winning the 2016 Match Racing World Championship and receiving a USD1m prize bonus, Phil Robertson said that he had achieved his dream that he set out for when he started into the sport. But in reality, that was just the beginning. The 2016 and 2017 sailing seasons, both in match racing and beyond, defined Phil Robertson.

On the World Match Racing Tour, Phil and the team of China One Ningbo won at Match Cup Australia 2017, defended their title at Match Cup Sweden 2017, and took the top spot at the new event Match Cup Russia 2017. They ended the 2017 season with a second place finish at the Match Racing World Championship in Shenzhen, China.

Gaining further high-performance catamaran sailing experience, Phil skippered Oman Air to a third placed finish on the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series, before winning the inaugural M32 World Championship 2017

Phil started 2018 with something even more extreme by skippering team Record Point in the brand new Superfoiler Grand Prix, eventually taking 4th place after five events.  In late 2018, Phil was announced as skipper of Team China in the newly formed SailGP circuit in F50 multihulls.

Team Members

Will Tiller (NZL) Tactician
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron

Stewart Dodson (NZL) Trimmer

James Wierzbowski (NZL) Float

Match Racing World Championship Results

2017 – 2nd (1st on WMRT Leaderboard)

2016 — 1st (2nd on WMRT Leaderboard)

2015 — 4th

2015 — 4th

2014 — 4th

2013 — 3rd

2012 — 3rd

2011 — 8th

2010 — 21st

2009 — 15th