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Day 2 at Monsoon Cup

Team New Zealand WAKA Racing led by Phil Robertson and Ben Ainslie's Team Origin gave awesome displays by winning all their five races today to position themselves in a firmly for the quarter-finals berth.
However, it was a great day for Robertson as his team scalped the two top teams on the World Match Racing Tour - Adam Minoprio's Black Match Racing, also from New Zealand and Torvar Mirsky's Mirsky Racing from Australia. Adding to that glamorous wins, Robertson also inflicted defeat on Peter Gilmour's YANMAR Racing.
Yesterday, Robertson also defeated Ian Williams' Team Pindar. Ainslie said it was good t see some interesting races today.
'Obviously we are happy with the wins. The difficult part is if we can still hold on for tomorrow's races because the ground conditions are not always the same. Today's conditions suit us well and thus we were able to take control of the boat well,' he said.
Sadly, reigning world champion Ian Williams and his Team Pindar are facing an early exit. Boasting of only three wins and six defeats after two days, Williams said he was worried. 'Things didn't go our way. We are in trouble. It was very frustrating for us today,' said Williams, adding to he has to win all his remaining races tomorrow to stay alive for the quarter-finals.

Day 2 (03/12/09) Round Robin Results after flight 13
Ben Ainslie (GBR) Team Origin, 7 / 2
Mathieu Richard (FRA) French Match Racing Team, 6 / 3
Phil Robertson (NZL) WAKA Racing Team, 6 / 3
Magnus Holmberg (SWE) Victory Challenge, 5 / 4
Sebastien Col (FRA) French Match Racing Team/ALL4ONE, 5 / 3 *
Torvar Mirsky (AUS) Mirsky Racing Team, 5 / 3 *
Adam Minoprio (NZL) Emirates Team New Zealand/BlackMatch Racing, 4 / 4 *
Peter Gilmour (AUS) YANMAR Racing, 4 / 4 *
Damien Iehl (FRA) French Match Racing Team, 4 / 5
Ian Williams (GBR) Team Pindar, 3 / 6
Francesco Bruni (ITA) Team Azzurra, 3 / 6
Hazwan Hazim Dermawan (MAS) Taring Pelangi Team, 0 / 9

* only eight matches sailed
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