Sunday, 27 February 2011
Will Tiller and FMJ Racing: winners of the Musto Wellington Match Race Cup and entrants at the World Match Racing Tour's Match Race Germany 2011. Image copyright RPNYC.
by Matt Steven
After four days of very close racing Stephanie Hazard has taken out the women's section and Full Metal Jacket Racing skippered by William Tiller has taken out the Men's section of the Musto Wellingotn Match Race Cup.
This event incorporated both the men’s and women’s racing into one. The women were sailing in the Elliot Sixes which are the Olympic women’s match racing yachts whilst the men competed in MRX’s.
For the men the teams were looking to prove themselves as New Zealand’s best up and coming match racers and were also preparing for their campaigns in Europe throughout the year. Full Metal Jacket Racig as the winner of the event received the added bonus of a wild card entry to Match Race Germany in the 2011 World Match Racing Tour.
Jenna Hansen, Susannah Pyatt and Stephanie Hazard: winners of the Musto Wellington Womens Match Race Cup. Image copyright RPNYC.
The Women were vying for selection into the NZL Sailing Team’s Olympic Squad. There are spots up for grabs and with the Olympics only two years away, the prospective Women sailors needed to be firing at this year’s event.
Hazard 2 - Bowater 0
Sail-off for 3rd/4th
Osborne 1 - Trudgen 0
Women's Results Overall
Coltman 2 - Corbett 0
Tiller 2 - Junior 0
Tiller 2 - Coltman 0
Corbett 1 - Junior 0
Men's Results Overall
Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club