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