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Victorious Robertson Lays Down Marker for Monsoon Cup
London – 27 November 2010
The impressive Phil Robertson (NZL) WAKA Racing claimed the Sunseeker Australia Cup today with a sublime performance that will not have gone unnoticed by his competitors next week at the Monsoon Cup.
Robertson, who had already qualified for the Monsoon Cup having won the Asian Match Racing Championship, was competing in Australia to boost confidence ahead of next week’s event in Malaysia. Whilst he’s surely achieved that, he’s also ensured the five skippers still in with a chance of claiming the ISAF Match Racing World Championship will see him as a potential ‘spoiler’ to their chances.
A jubilant Robertson, said: “We’ve just been in the groove. The boys were all just so relaxed, just loving it and having a ball out there. The course was pretty interesting; it was extremely shifty but a lot of fun to sail. I think we jagged that last one but we’ll take it.”
Robertson’s victim in the Final, two-times Match Racing World Champion, Ian Williams (GBR) Team GAC Pindar, summarised: “Phil has certainly shown he’s one of the teams to avoid next week. Ben (Ainslie), Adam (Minoprio) and Mathieu (Richard) will be very weary of him. We really flagged in the Final and he did a great job in what were tight race conditions.”
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