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Waka Racing- Into and out of the Semi-Finals in Bermuda

by Waka Racing on 10 Oct 2011
Robertson v Williams. Waka Racing sailing in the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda, October 2011 © Chris Davies/AWMRT

New Zealand match racing team, Waka Racing report in from the Argo Group Gold Cup, Bermuda, where they reached the semi-finals in the ISAF Level 1 regatta which is part of the World Match Racing Tour

Hello Supporters, Family and Friends.

It has been a long week here in Bermuda and a good one at that. Our luck ran out after the epic quarter final win over Ian Williams, where we didn't manage to go further. We finishing a solid fourth in the strong 24 team event.

We lost the semi final yesterday to eventual winner Torvar Mirsky, nothing seemed to go our way. He sailed a really good series and deserved the overall victory.

Today we went out for the petit final against Francesco Bruni. It was again a day where we couldn't get our ducks in line and we lost that 2-0. A slightly disappointing way to go out but none the less a great result.

We have sailed the challenging boats well all week and had a good grip on the tricky harbor conditions. This is the second time we have made the semi finals at a World Tour event and nice to do it at the end of the season. We have our fingers crossed now to be given a spot in the Monsoon Cup in November. We are all making our way home now after six months on the road.

We would really like to Thank our sponsors Tax Management NZ, Fedex Express, KZ Race Furlers, Line 7, RNZYS, Frontend Design, Devine Consultants and the Waka Racing Supporters Club. We owe you guys everything and hope we have done you all proud. Thank You and see you all soon.


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