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Current Tour Position: 6th

Phil Robertson

Phil Robertson

Sailing has been Phil's life since the age of 10 when he started racing competitively. He has progressed through the New Zealand yachting scene since then, racing in all New Zealand’s dinghy classes at a very high level achieving great results throughout.

Age: 22  

At 16 Phil preferred the challenge of team sailing and joined the very prestigious and successful Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Youth training Programme. This is an under 20 programme aimed at youth wanting to take a keelboat path in yachting. It specialises in match racing. It has produced many top sailors since it was established 20 years ago.  

In his time there Phil went to many International match-racing regattas locally and overseas in Australia and the US. Since then he has put together the Waka Match Racing Team. All of the members want to take their sailing to the top level by competing around the globe.

Significant Achievements:

2010 1st Knickerbocker Cup Grade 2 (Skipper)  
  3rd Baltic Match Tour Tallinn Grade 2 (Skipper)  
  2nd Slovenia Match Cup  (Skipper)   
  1st Korea Match Cup Qualifier  (Skipper)  
  1st BMW Sailing Cup World Final   (Skipper) 
  1st BMW NZ Sailing Cup (Skipper)
  7th Omega Cup (Sailing with Magnus Holmberg) (Tactician)
  2nd Warren Jones International Match Race (Skipper)
2009: 6th Monsoon Cup World Match Race Tour (Skipper)
  1st Asian Match Racing Championships (Skipper)
  3rd Knickerbocker Cup Grade 2 (Skipper)
  2nd Detroit Cup Grade 2 (Skipper)
  1st Chicago Match Cup Grade 2 (Skipper)
  1st Rimini Match Race Grade 3 (Skipper)
  2nd B1 Division IFDS Blind World Championships (Sighted Tactician)
  1st Warren Jones International Match Race (Skipper)
2008: 2nd LBYC Ficker Cup (USA) (Skipper)
  2nd N.Z Nations Cup Trials Grade 3 (Skipper)
  1st National Bank Cup Grade 3 (Skipper)
2007: 1st RNZYS Youth International Grade 3 (Skipper)
  1st Centerport Youth International Grade 3 (Skipper)
2006: 3rd RNZYS Youth International Match Race (Skipper)
  3rd Centerport Youth International Grade 3 (Skipper)
  3rd Governor’s Cup, Match Racing California (Skipper)
  1st Warren Jones International Match Race (Trim)
2003: 3rd P Class Nationals (Auckland) 
2002: 4th Optimist Nationals (Selected for Worlds) (Auckland) 

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