Monsoon Cup


Current Tour Position: 6th

Monsoon Cup 2013

by WMRT | 1/12/2013

The lads taking home the goods

Kuala Terengganu (30 November 2013): Taylor Canfield has won the Alpari Match Racing World Tour after a dramatic final day at the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia. Canfield has Phil Robertson to thank for his Tour victory after the WAKA Racing skipper swept to a 3-0 win over Ian Williams to take the Monsoon Cup. read more

Monsoon Cup Live Feed


Final debrief from the big man himself!

Back in the game!

by Waka Racing | 10/07/13

Handshakes all round after a tough final series.

Waka Racing has just capped off a great week of racing in Match Cup Sweden, finishing 2nd overall. This result moves the team up the overall Alpari World Race Tour Rankings to be well within striking distance of the current leaders. Putting us back in the hunt for the overall World Championship. read more

Grand Finale Sweden Live Stream. Kick off meant to be at 1pm (Local). We are racing home town favourite Bjorn Hansen. Should be good times!

Breeze on here in Sweden! Here is a quick wrap up after we won our Semi-Final 3-0.

Check out our wrap up the Qualifying Session at Match Cup Sweden.

Time to turn it around in Sweden

by Waka Racing | 9/6/13

Waka Racing 2013. Left to Right: Nick Catley, Garth Ellingham, Phil Robertson, James Williamson, Adam Martin. Photo: Gareth Cooke

It is has been a slow start to the season for Waka Racing. Two events into the Alpari World Match Race Tour and two poor showing's from the team. No illusions it is time to turn it around! read more

Get set for a big 2013 with Waka Racing!

Finishing 2012 on a high!

by Waka Racing | 11/12/2012

The boys showing off at the end of it all!

Its been a pretty hectic 2 weeks for all of us involved with Waka Racing with it all coming to a head with us making the final of the Monsoon Cup. Going into the final the event of the Alpari World Match Race Tour (AWMRT) we had a big chip on our shoulder with regards to us lagging in the overall standings in 7th place. We felt this did not represent our season at all well and on top of that our regular bowman was unable to sail with us due to a broken leg. So to say we had a point to prove was a bit of an understatement. read more

Shoot to end AWMRT season how we started it!

by Waka Racing Media | 8/11/12

Action time. Photo: WMRT

So far the Alpari World Match Race Tour 2012 season has been a bit up and down for all of us involved with Waka Racing. After a cracking start to the season winning Match Race Germany, then following that up with 3rd and 4th places in Korea and Sweden this should have had us placed right near the top of the leaderboard come the business end of the season. read more

The Monsoon Cup - Live from RedHandedTV on Vimeo.

Monsoon Cup time... coming soon!

Chicago - Great Event Disappointing Result...

by Waka Racing | 24/07/12

The team full concentration! Phil, Garth, Jimmy, and Adam. Photos by Pierre Orphanidis /

The Chicago Match Cup was an amazing event! It was no surprise to us as we have had a strong relationship with the Chicago Match Race Centre since its formation. Unfortunately for us as the event itself turned it on and we could not. read more

4th in Sweden - Next stop Chicago

by Waka Racing | 10/07/12

Phil letting rip at the umpires!

We have just finished a fun week in Sweden with another top 4 finish in a WMRT event. read more

Next stop Chicago!

Our next event!

Strong start in World Match Race Tour

by Waka Racing | 12/06/12

'F1 moment' at prize giving for Match Race Germany. Photo WMRT

Waka Racing has got off to a flyer of a start on the World Match Race Tour. Firstly winning the opening event in Germany and then flying straight to Korea to back it up with a solid 3rd place at the Korea Match Cup. read more

Preparation almost complete to launch into WMRT 2012

by Waka Racing | 23/05/2012

The boys in their fresh new uniform from Events Clothing after practice session in Germany

If one word could describe Waka Racing’s preparation for the upcoming World Match Racing Tour (WMRT), ‘busy’ would be it! All of the crew members have been almost non-stop training and competing in different sailing events around the globe since March. read more

Sneak peak at our first event of the 2012 World Match Race Tour in Germany.

WAKA RACING: Unbeaten on Day 3 and into the Quarters

by Waka Racing | 25/11/11

Waka Racing crossing Ian Williams. Photo: Subzero Images

Today was a great day for us here in Malaysia. We went into it with three races to go and came away with three victories. This put us on 8 wins – 3 losses drawing us level at the top with flying, fellow, kiwi William Tiller. Unfortunately for us we lost the tie on countback putting us in 2nd place at the conclusion of the round robin. read more

WAKA RACING: Step in the right direction!

by Waka Racing | 24/11/11

The team at work on the downwind. Photo: Subzero Images

Today dawned in Malaysia again with thunderstorms and heavy rain. Luckily for us this was short lived and for most of the day a relatively settled breeze came in of 8 – 15 knots. This was a pleasant change after yesterday’s conditions! read more

WAKA RACING: Given AC Opportunity

by Waka Racing | 20/10/11

Phil and Garth on the water China style!

China Team, the official Chinese challenger for the 34th America’s Cup, has invited Waka Racing to join their crew for the upcoming China Cup and America’s Cup World Series event. read more

Waka Racing: 4th at Gold Cup

by Waka Racing | 09/10/11

The team in Bermuda. Chris Davies/WMRT

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 4th in the strong 24 team event. read more

WAKA RACING: Take down Tour Leader

by Waka Racing | 07/10/11

Quarter final action today at the top mark. Race 1. Chris Davies/WMRT

It was a short and sweet day for us today. We were picked by the current tour leader and in form Ian Williams for the quarter finals. We made short work of it by nailing every race and winning 3-0. read more

Blustery Bermuda

by Waka Racing | 06/10/11

Breeze on at the bottom mark

The breeze came back today and looks like it might be here to stay. We went into the day sitting 2nd in our pool but needed to win two out of our three races to guarantee us a place in the top 8. A tough ask with the hardest opponents to race. read more

Phil talking about our first race day here in Bermuda

3rd Chicago Cup

by Waka Racing | 2/10.2011

Waka Racing winning Quarters-Finals in Chicago.

Wind, wind and more wind greeted us for the last two days of racing here in Chicago. With us qualifying 2nd for the quarter finals we picked USA legend Bill Hardesty. It went to the wire. We were going win for win with us, digging deep to win the last race by 3 feet. Exciting racing in extremely challenging conditions. We win 3-2 read more

Quick chat with after Day 1

St Moritz Day 1

by Waka Racing Media | 31/08/2011

Racing Day 1

Pristine conditions greeted us this morning as we left the dock. The sun was shining and the breeze was blowing. Perfect for racing. We didn't have the best start, promptly losing our first two races by small margins. To the teams credit we fought back in the third by putting a double penalty on Torvar Mirsky in a fierce luffing match downwind. read more

St Moritz Training Day

Waka Racing: Set to climb the mountain

by Waka Racing Media | 30/08/2011

Boats out training today.

Stunning, is probably going to be the most used word this week. It describes St Moritz, Switzerland to a tee. We are 1775 meters above sea level in the Swiss Alps and the backdrop is breath-taking. As you could imagine, having towering alps surrounding a very small lake, the breeze is chaotic. read more

STENA Match Cup Sweden 2011 from RedHandedTV on Vimeo.

Check out the highlight show from Match Cup Sweden. It's 47 mins long, definitely worth a look.

Our Next Event! Will be our first time here.

Phil wraps up Match Cup Sweden

Meet the team.

Waka Racing: Positive start on day 1 at Match Cup Sweden

by Waka Racing Media | 06/07/11

Waka Racing in action on Day 1. Photo: WMRT

Day 1 here at Marstrand dawned on us with an early start and very little wind. We ended up floating around for most of the morning waiting for the breeze to build and settle down. Eventually we got underway in nice 5-10 knot s from the typical direction. read more

Waka Racing: Locked and Loaded at Match Cup Sweden

by Waka Racing Media | 05/07/11

The team in the new kit. WMRT

Final preparations for our assault on Match Cup Sweden are now complete. Today consisted of arrivals, interviews, and a short practice session. All went very smoothly with the team feeling upbeat and excited about the challenge that lies ahead here in stunning Marstrand, Sweden. read more

Match Cup Sweden 2011 coming up next week.

Podium finish at Match Race Germany

by Waka Racing Media | 31/05/11

The boys on the podium. WMRT

After four days of tight, tricky, and mainly light conditions at Match Race Germany, Waka Racing has claimed its best ever World Match Race Tour result with a 3rd place. In the process building a lot of confidence moving forward towards Korea Match Cup which starts in just over a weeks time. read more

Phil stuck out in the rain reports on our progress on day two here on lake Constance, Germany

Off to a flying start on lake Constance in Germany

Match Race Germany Promo Video.

Unfortunately knocked out of match race France in Marseille.

Catch up with Hayden updating on our day 2 at Match Race France

Phil talks about day 1 at Match Race France in Marseille.

Podium finish at 1st event

by Waka Racing Media | 10/05/11

Semi-final action against Ian Williams.

The semi final didn’t go completely to plan. 2-0 down in the morning it was do or die. We died. After a great start and the lead at the top mark, Williams did a great job to hold us out at the bottom mark. A tough fort battle upwind didn’t come to much, resulting in our third loss and being knocked out of the semi final. read more

Waka Racing: Welcome onboard KZ Race Furlers as new sponsor

by Waka Racing Media | 05/05/11

KZ Race Furlers

Waka Racing is proud to announce a new sponsor ahead of the upcoming World Match Race Tour. We welcome and thank KZ Race Furlers for coming onboard to support our team ahead of what is going to be a big year for us. read more

Match Race France Promo Video. WMRT.

Here is a video of Saturday's action. Courtesy of

Top Racing at the Young 88 Nationals

by Waka Racing Media | 19/04/11

Great weekend of racing in Auckland . Photos: Cathy Vercoe

Waka Racing has just completed two days of highly competitive, action packed, and often wet racing. In what was the 2011 Young 88 New Zealand National Championships, where they finished a very creditable fourth place. read more

Young 88 National Champs this Weekend

by Waka Racing Media | 13/04/11

Typical congested top mark at the Y88 Nationals.
Photo: Y88 Association

Rick Hackett, General Manager of leading edge marine hardware company KZ Marine has kindly offered Waka Racing the use of his Young 88 for the National Championships this weekend. read more

A little taster for the upcoming season!

Waka Racing ready to kick off new season

by Waka Racing Media | 17/03/11

The boys ending the season on a high, winning the Australia Cup.

After a good long break back home in New Zealand. The batteries are fully recharged, with the team rearing to get out on the water racing again. read more

Robertson Targets Podium Finish in Debut Season on World Match Racing Tour

by WMRT Media | 17/03/10

Waka Racing leading in the finals of the Australia Cup

London, UK – 16 March 2011: Young-gun Kiwi skipper Phil Robertson is confident his WAKA Racing Team can have an instant impact in their debut year as Tour Card Holders on the World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) and beat some of the more established opponents to claim a top 3 finish.

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Y88 Thursday Night Sprints

by Waka Racing | 4/03/2011

Close racing in the Sprints that are held just off Auckland's Habour Bridge

Young 88 Thursday Night Sprints last night! Phil and Garth went racing with Rick Hackett on his Y88, Skitzo. Rick has kindly offered Waka Racing the use of his yacht for the upcoming Y88 Nationals (the biggest One-Design Keel Boat Class in NZ), 16-17 April. read more

Waka SailRacing - Entering the new age from Waka Racing on Vimeo.

While Garth & Jimmy have been overseas keeping their match racing skills up, Phil and Hayden have embraced a completely NEW Challenge. CHECK THIS OUT!

Exciting Mix of Tour Card Holders Unveiled for 2011 WMRT

by WMRT | 25/01/11

The 9 Tour Card Holders. WMRT

London, UK – 24 January 2011: The line up of Tour Card Holders for the 2011 ISAF World Match Racing Tour has been unveiled and features an exciting mix of former World Champions, established Olympic and America’s Cup campaigners and some of the hottest young stars on the global match racing circuit.

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