Monsoon Cup - Day 2 - Flight 8: Phil Robertson is on a roll!!
It seems that nothing and nobody can stop Phil Robertson today. Fresh from his previous victory over Mirsky the very young kiwi (just 22 years old) went on to beat another Australian match racing powerhouse. Peter Gilmour succumbed to Robertson's skills and was handed a red flag at the starting line.
In the other matches, Iehl really blew his start with an awful timing. Homberg had then no problem winning the race. In what was the flight's "feature match" Ian Williams was unable to get his act together against Sébastien Col. The reigning world champion is currently on a dry spell and must start winning some races if he doesn't want to watch the rest of the Monsoon Cup form the comfort of the skippers lounge!
Red flag for Gilmour and match for Robertson. Kuala Terengganu, 3 December 2009. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing
Is it possible to have a worse start? Iehl blows it and loses his race against Holmberg. Kuala Terengganu, 3 December 2009. Photo copyright Pierre Orphanidis / Valencia Sailing