CHINAONE NINGBO TEAM, SKIPPERED BY PHIL ROBERTSON TAKE THE MARSTRAND WIN
In the same waters against the same team, the same winning result for ChinaOne Ningbo’s Phil Robertson
• Phil Robertson’s ChinaOne Ningbo team prove victorious in Marstrand for the second year in a row
• The final between Phil Robertson and Taylor Canfield was a replay of last year’s world championship event
• Phil Robertson has kept the same championship team together to defend their title at this year’s World Match Racing Tour and are currently top of the leader board
It was a final that everyone had hoped for but no one dared believe – a year after competing for the World Match Racing Tour Championship, today the same two skippers faced each other in an intense and nail biting final in Marstrand, Sweden, for the second year in a row.
It was here that Phil Robertson and his team won the 2016 World Championship against Taylor Canfield.
In the final of this year’s GKSS Match Cup Sweden, these two great rivals once again found themselves head to head battling for the event win.
For Phil Robertson’s ChinaOne Ningbo team this race was about proving their worthiness as world champions.
Taylor Canfield’s US One Sailing Team were out to prove that the championship should have been theirs.
But only one team could win and today the World Champions yet again go home victorious.
Any questions that may have lingered after Phil Robertson’s 2016 world championship win were put to rest the moment his ChinaOne Ningbo team crossed the finish line and decisively won in Sweden.
After their event win earlier this year in Perth, Phil Robertson’s commitment to keeping the same team together for this year’s World Match Racing Tour is proving to be the right decision.
Robertson says of the win, “We flew into Marstrand straight off the back of a challenging weekend racing in the Extreme Sailing Series. With no rest and a burning desire to win, we harnessed every ounce of energy we had. This win was critical for us and I am so happy we have achieved what we set out to do. I’m looking forward to a lie in tomorrow but we are already focused on this week’s M32 World Championship.”
Today, Phil and his team have cemented their status as the best match racing team in the world.