Another Kiwi team heads for WMRT Monsoon Cup

Full Metal Jacket Racing - William Tiller
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The Asian Match Racing Championship (AMRC) has been decided in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.

In the Final, William Tiller (Full Metal Jacket Racing) won 3-1 against David Gilmour (Team Gilmour), thereby securing a berth at the Monsoon Cup, the final event on the ISAF 2011 World Match Racing Tour.


The Asian Match Racing Championships semi finals continued today with New Zealand’s William Tiller and his Full Metal Jacket Racing crew already 1-0 overnight.

He won both the starts against Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club sailor Chin Yew Seah (Zoke Kiwi Match) and his 3-0 result took him into the Final.

David Gilmour (Team Gilmour) with the same score line won both starts to finish 3-0 win against the more experienced Reuben Corbett (AON Racing).

Perfect conditions for the Final, with 8-10 knots blowing from the east.

Match 1 - After a tight prestart, Gilmour had more speed and won the start by a metre. Gilmour kept that lead on the first cross and rounded the top mark 16 seconds ahead of Tiller. Down the run Gilmour surged, then Tiller, but the West Australian held his lead, protected it for the next lap and won the first match of the Final.

Match 2 - Tiller was penalised for a port starboard in the prestart, but by the top mark Tiller was four boat lengths ahead. Tiller was 15 seconds ahead at the bottom mark, both boats went round the wrong marks before heading for the correct ones at the top of the course. Tiller extended, cleared his penalty and finished 29 seconds ahead of his rival.

Match 3 - Tiller won the first cross and led by three lengths at the top mark, extended it another length at the bottom, and then further extended to win by 63 seconds overall.

Match 4 - Gilmour won the pin but Tiller took the first cross by half a boat length. On the second cross it was tighter, Tiller just squeezed ahead and at the finish there was about a metre between the boats. Gilmour was on the right in more pressure and was in the lead, he covered but Tiller attacked. After a luffing battle at the top mark, Tiller took the lead and was first around the bottom mark. Tiller went left, Gilmour right, as they headed back up the course for the second time. Tiller extended and crossed a minute ahead of his younger rival.

Will Tiller and his Full Metal Jacket Racing Team after winning the finals of the Asian Match Racing Championships 2011


Dockside Tiller said ‘David pushed us hard. We had a bad first race start but we came back in the next two. We felt we had a slight edge in the prestarts.

‘The last race was close but we split him at the mark and that two length lead allowed us to break clear.

'It’s awesome to reach the World Tour, a good opportunity for us. I want to thank the Full Metal Jacket crew for a great regatta - Harry Thurston, Jono Spurdle, Shaun Mason, Daniel Pooley and Brad Farrand.

'We are all graduate’s of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Lion Foundation Youth Training Programme. Upon graduation from this programme we have decided to further our sailing by forming 'FMJ Racing'.

'We are the youngest team in the ISAF top 20, we are 19th and now we have a chance to lift it further.

'The long term goal of the team is to win the World Match Racing Tour; we would like to achieve this by 2013.

'Another Kiwi Adam Minoprio went on from his 2007 Asian Match Racing Championship win to ISAF World Champion in 2009 so obviously the FMJ team believe they can do the same.'

David Gilmour was obviously disappointed, as for the second year he had fallen in the Finals. ‘We know the boats sailing the same design in Perth and we know the venue.

‘We were just not on our game when it really counted.’

William Tiller is the 2011 Asian Match Racing Champion and joins an elite fleet in the 2011 Monsoon Cup being raced here in Kuala Terengganu from November 22nd-27th 2011.

Teams:
William Tiller (Full Metal Jacket Racing)
David Gilmour (Team Gilmour)
Peter Nicholas (Freshie Racing Team)
Reuben Corbett (AON Racing)
Chin Yew Seah (Zoke Kiwi Match)
Maximilian Soh (Send It Sideways)
Joe Howe (Team JH)

Qualifying 1
Flight 1 match 1 : Reuben Corbett (AON Racing) beats Joe Howe (Team JH) by 3m 58s
Flight 1 match 2 : David Gilmour (Team Gilmour) beats Maximilian Soh (Send It Sideways) by 44s
Flight 1 match 3 : Chin Yew Seah (Zoke Kiwi Match) beats William Tiller (Full Metal Jacket Racing) by 3s
Flight 2 match 1 : Reuben Corbett (AON Racing) beats Peter Nicholas (Freshie Racing Team) by 12s
Flight 2 match 2 : William Tiller (Full Metal Jacket Racing) beats David Gilmour (Team Gilmour) by 36s
Flight 2 match 3 : Maximilian Soh (Send It Sideways) beats Chin Yew Seah (Zoke Kiwi Match) by 13s
Flight 3 match 1 : Peter Nicholas (Freshie Racing Team) beats Joe Howe (Team JH) - DNF
Flight 3 match 2 : William Tiller (Full Metal Jacket Racing) beats Maximilian Soh (Send It Sideways) by 1m 4s
Flight 3 match 3 : David Gilmour (Team Gilmour) beats Chin Yew Seah (Zoke Kiwi Match) by 16s
Flight 4 match 1 : Maximilian Soh (Send It Sideways) beats Joe Howe (Team JH) by 3m 24s
Flight 4 match 2 : William Tiller (Full Metal Jacket Racing) beats Reuben Corbett (AON Racing) by 1s
Flight 4 match 3 : Peter Nicholas (Freshie Racing Team) beats David Gilmour (Team Gilmour) by 15s
Flight 5 match 1 : Chin Yew Seah (Zoke Kiwi Match) beats Joe Howe (Team JH) by 1m 7s
Flight 5 match 2 : Peter Nicholas (Freshie Racing Team) beats Maximilian Soh (Send It Sideways) by 26s
Flight 5 match 3 : David Gilmour (Team Gilmour) beats Reuben Corbett (AON Racing) by 8s
Flight 6 match 1 : William Tiller (Full Metal Jacket Racing) beats Joe Howe (Team JH) by 8s
Flight 6 match 2 : Maximilian Soh (Send It Sideways) beats Reuben Corbett (AON Racing) by 41s
Flight 6 match 3 : Peter Nicholas (Freshie Racing Team) beats Chin Yew Seah (Zoke Kiwi Match) by 30s
Flight 7 match 1 David Gilmour (Team Gilmour) beats Joe Howe (Team JH) by 3m 56s
Flight 7 match 2 : Chin Yew Seah (Zoke Kiwi Match) beats Reuben Corbett (AON Racing) by 1m 43s.
Flight 7 match 3 : William Tiller (Full Metal Jacket Racing) beats Peter Nicholas (Freshie Racing Team) by 30s

Qualifying 2
Flight 8 match 1 Reuben Corbett (AON Racing) beats Joe Howe (Team JH) by 4m 49s.
Flight 8 match 2 : David Gilmour (Team Gilmour) beats Maximilian Soh (Send It Sideways) by 32s.
Flight 8 match 3 : Chin Yew Seah (Zoke Kiwi Match) beats William Tiller (Full Metal Jacket Racing) by 29s
Flight 9 match 1 Reuben Corbett (AON Racing) beats Peter Nicholas (Freshie Racing Team) by 34s.
Flight 9 match 2 : William Tiller (Full Metal Jacket Racing) beats David Gilmour (Team Gilmour) by 28s.
Flight 9 match 3 : Chin Yew Seah (Zoke Kiwi Match) beats Maximilian Soh (Send It Sideways) by 29s
Flight 10 match 1 Peter Nicholas (Freshie Racing Team) by Joe Howe (Team JH) by 52s.
Flight 10 match 2 : William Tiller (Full Metal Jacket Racing) beats Maximilian Soh (Send It Sideways) by 18s.
Flight 10 match 3 : David Gilmour (Team Gilmour) beats Chin Yew Seah (Zoke Kiwi Match) by 2m 38s
Flight 11 match 1 : Maximilian Soh (Send It Sideways) beats Joe Howe (Team JH) by 20s.
Flight 11 match 2 : Reuben Corbett (AON Racing) beats Joe Howe (Team JH) - black flag.
Flight 11 match 3 : David Gilmour (Team Gilmour) beats Peter Nicholas (Freshie Racing Team) by 13s
Flight 12 match 1 : Chin Yew Seah (Zoke Kiwi Match) beats Joe Howe (Team JH) by 4m 29s.
Flight 12 match 2 : Peter Nicholas (Freshie Racing Team) beats Maximilian Soh (Send It Sideways) by 38s.
Flight 12 match 3 : David Gilmour (Team Gilmour) beats Peter Nicholas (Freshie Racing Team) by 13s.
Flight 13 match 1 : William Tiller (Full Metal Jacket Racing) beats Joe Howe (Team JH) by 3m 27s.
Flight 13 match 2 : Reuben Corbett (AON Racing) beats Maximilian Soh (Send It Sideways) by 48s.
Flight 13 match 3 : Chin Yew Seah (Zoke Kiwi Match) beats Peter Nicholas (Freshie Racing Team) by 6s.
Flight 14 match 1 : David Gilmour (Team Gilmour) beats Joe Howe (Team JH) by 3m 31s.
Flight 14 match 2 : Reuben Corbett (AON Racing) beats Chin Yew Seah (Zoke Kiwi Match) by 16s.
Flight 14 match 3 : William Tiller (Full Metal Jacket Racing) beats Peter Nicholas (Freshie Racing Team) by 13s.

Semi-final
Semi final 1 match 1 : William Tiller (Full Metal Jacket Racing) beats Chin Yew Seah (Zoke Kiwi Match) by 49s.
Semi final 2 match 1 : David Gilmour (Team Gilmour) beats Reuben Corbett (AON Racing) by 18s.
Semi final 1 match 2 : William Tiller (Full Metal Jacket Racing) beats Chin Yew Seah (Zoke Kiwi Match) by 1m 2s.
Semi final 2 match 2 : David Gilmour (Team Gilmour) beats Reuben Corbett (AON Racing) by 36s.
Semi final 1 match 3 : William Tiller (Full Metal Jacket Racing) beats Chin Yew Seah (Zoke Kiwi Match) by 21s.
Semi final 2 match 3 : David Gilmour (Team Gilmour) beats Reuben Corbett (AON Racing) by 47s.

5th – 6th
5th-6th match 1 : Peter Nicholas (Freshie Racing Team) beats Maximilian Soh (Send It Sideways) by 45s
5th-6th match 1 : Peter Nicholas (Freshie Racing Team) beats Maximilian Soh (Send It Sideways) by 15s

Petit Final
Petit final match 1 : Reuben Corbett (AON Racing) beats Chin Yew Seah (Zoke Kiwi Match) by 41s
Petit final match 2 : Reuben Corbett (AON Racing) beats Chin Yew Seah (Zoke Kiwi Match) by 11s

Final
Final match 1 : David Gilmour (Team Gilmour) beats William Tiller (Full Metal Jacket Racing) by 22s
Final match 2 : William Tiller (Full Metal Jacket Racing) beats David Gilmour (Team Gilmour) by 29s
Final match 2 : William Tiller (Full Metal Jacket Racing) beats David Gilmour (Team Gilmour) by 1m 3s

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