Full Metal Jacket Racing - Winners of the 2012 Korea Match Cup Qualifiers
London, UK - 24 April 2012: William Tiller (New Zealand) successfully overcame a spirited challenge from Australia’s David Gilmour to take victory in the Korea Match Cup qualifiers in Gyeonggi last week, booking his team a spot in the Alpari World Match Racing Tour event which takes place May 29 – June 3.
The young Kiwi will now join compatriots Laurie Jury and Phil Robertson in competing for ISAF Match Racing World Championship points at the second event of the year, hoping to build on a very respectable 5th place at the 2011 end-of-season finale, the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia.
The skipper, who is 18th in the ISAF Match Racing World Rankings said: “The Korea Match Cup Qualifier win has set us up nicely for the season and we now have a month back in New Zealand to work on a few areas of our game before the exciting challenge of competing in the Korea event against the world's best match racers.”
“With a strong breeze, confined racing area and incoming tide, racing in the qualifier final was tough but the team coped very well with the challenge, muscling the boat around the course.”
Byeongki Park lost to David Gilmour in the semi-final but will join William Tiller in the main event as top Korean qualifier.