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Video: Phil Robertson reports on the final day of the BMW Berlin Match Race

Posted on 07 November 2010 by Valencia Sailing

Phil Robertson reports on the final day of the BMW Berlin Match Race. Berlin, 7 November 2010. Video copyright Waka Racing

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Video: Phil Robertson reports on the final day of the BMW Berlin Match Race

Posted on 07 November 2010 by Valencia Sailing

Phil Robertson reports on the final day of the BMW Berlin Match Race. Berlin, 7 November 2010. Video copyright Waka Racing

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All-Kiwi final at the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta

Posted on 04 February 2010 by Valencia Sailing

[Source: Warren Jones International Youth Regatta] Former crew mates Phil Robertson and William Tiller will line up against each other in the all Kiwi final of the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta, on the Swan River’s Freshwater Bay this afternoon.

William Tiller and his crew scored a 3 – 0 victory in their semi-final against Peter Nicholas of Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club.

The other semi-final went to four races, with Phil Robertson taking the first heat, then David Gilmour levelled the score, before the Kiwi skipper wrapped it up by winning the next two heats.

When Phil Robertson won the event last year William Tiller was on his crew, so there will be good rivalry between these two when they confront each other this afternoon.

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All-Kiwi final at the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta

Posted on 04 February 2010 by Valencia Sailing

[Source: Warren Jones International Youth Regatta] Former crew mates Phil Robertson and William Tiller will line up against each other in the all Kiwi final of the Warren Jones International Youth Regatta, on the Swan River’s Freshwater Bay this afternoon.

William Tiller and his crew scored a 3 – 0 victory in their semi-final against Peter Nicholas of Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club.

The other semi-final went to four races, with Phil Robertson taking the first heat, then David Gilmour levelled the score, before the Kiwi skipper wrapped it up by winning the next two heats.

When Phil Robertson won the event last year William Tiller was on his crew, so there will be good rivalry between these two when they confront each other this afternoon.

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Phil Robertson moves to Warren Jones International Youth Regatta semis

Posted on 04 February 2010 by Valencia Sailing

[Source: Waka Racing] Perth, Western Australia, is the place for windsurfing and kite surfing not match racing. Another windy, windy day here that had us match racing in 30+ kts once again. ‘The Doctor’ is psychotic at the moment and we are hoping it will take a chill pill tomorrow for the semi finals.

We have qualified 1st equal, but losing on count back to Will Tiller our fellow RNZYS member after the round robin stage. We had strong winds again turning the highly technical Match Racing into survival racing. We had 6 races on Wednesday, only losing one this morning in very shifty conditions. Winning most of our starts we seemed to be able to control the rest of our races comfortably. Teams conclusion of the day was the the Lamb sandwiches (lambo sambo’s) were outstanding.

Thursday brings the semifinals where we hope to be able to progress to the finals to have a crack at defending our title.

Thanks for the support,

WAKA Racing

Phil Robertson
Garth Ellingham
James Williamson
Mike Edmonds
Matt Kelway
Taylor Holland

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Phil Robertson moves to Warren Jones International Youth Regatta semis

Posted on 04 February 2010 by Valencia Sailing

[Source: Waka Racing] Perth, Western Australia, is the place for windsurfing and kite surfing not match racing. Another windy, windy day here that had us match racing in 30+ kts once again. ‘The Doctor’ is psychotic at the moment and we are hoping it will take a chill pill tomorrow for the semi finals.

We have qualified 1st equal, but losing on count back to Will Tiller our fellow RNZYS member after the round robin stage. We had strong winds again turning the highly technical Match Racing into survival racing. We had 6 races on Wednesday, only losing one this morning in very shifty conditions. Winning most of our starts we seemed to be able to control the rest of our races comfortably. Teams conclusion of the day was the the Lamb sandwiches (lambo sambo’s) were outstanding.

Thursday brings the semifinals where we hope to be able to progress to the finals to have a crack at defending our title.

Thanks for the support,

WAKA Racing

Phil Robertson
Garth Ellingham
James Williamson
Mike Edmonds
Matt Kelway
Taylor Holland

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Monsoon Cup – Day 2 – Flight 13: Ainslie leads with 7 points; Robertson on "steroids" upsets world match racing order

Posted on 03 December 2009 by Valencia Sailing

[Sorry but there are no photos from that flight] The last flight of the day had two clear protagonists; Ben Ainslie and Phil Robertson, the former for leading the round robin with 7 points and the latter for continuously upsetting the world’s match racing order.

Ben Ainslie had to race against Malaysia’s match racing champion, something of a formality for a 4-time Olympic medalist. After his easy victory, the skipper of Team Origin and his crew are now sitting on the top of the leaderborad with 7 wins and 2 losses and have surely set their eyes on Friday’s quarterfinals.

Yet, the flight’s, and day’s, big protagonist is Phil Robertson and his WAKA racing team. The team of young kiwis was on some kind of match racing “steroids” today, winning all 5 of their races. The last one to fall was Sweden’s Magnus Holmberg who got a penalty at the prestart and despite leading throughout the race he didn’t build a margin big enough to offload the penalty and win the race.

WAKA Racing came to Kuala Terengganu being considered one of the teams that probably wouldn’t make it to the semifinals and they are currently sitting on 2nd place together with Mathieu Richard, one point behind Ainslie.

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Monsoon Cup – Day 2 – Flight 13: Ainslie leads with 7 points; Robertson on "steroids" upsets world match racing order

Posted on 03 December 2009 by Valencia Sailing

[Sorry but there are no photos from that flight] The last flight of the day had two clear protagonists; Ben Ainslie and Phil Robertson, the former for leading the round robin with 7 points and the latter for continuously upsetting the world’s match racing order.

Ben Ainslie had to race against Malaysia’s match racing champion, something of a formality for a 4-time Olympic medalist. After his easy victory, the skipper of Team Origin and his crew are now sitting on the top of the leaderborad with 7 wins and 2 losses and have surely set their eyes on Friday’s quarterfinals.

Yet, the flight’s, and day’s, big protagonist is Phil Robertson and his WAKA racing team. The team of young kiwis was on some kind of match racing “steroids” today, winning all 5 of their races. The last one to fall was Sweden’s Magnus Holmberg who got a penalty at the prestart and despite leading throughout the race he didn’t build a margin big enough to offload the penalty and win the race.

WAKA Racing came to Kuala Terengganu being considered one of the teams that probably wouldn’t make it to the semifinals and they are currently sitting on 2nd place together with Mathieu Richard, one point behind Ainslie.

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