Phil Robertson
New Zealand
WS Ranking 9
Team: China One Ningbo

 
Sailing has been in Phil Robertson’s blood since the age of 10 when he started racing competitively.   Robertson, a product of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Youth Training Program, now heads WAKA Racing, a team of top young sailors. They made their debut in 2011 as Tour Card Holders on the World Match Racing Tour, finishing in eighth place overall. In 2012 WAKA Racing delivered a podium finish after a stunning performance at the final event to leapfrog in the standings from 7th to 3rd at the final event of the year, Monsoon Cup.   Robertson and his crew achieved their second consecutive podium finish in the WMRT Championship in 2013. In 2014 and 2015 they finished 4th overall and finished 1st in 2016.  
 
Robertson finished 2nd at Ficker Cup in 2008, early in his match racing career.  In 2014 he and his team debuted at Congressional Cup, narrowly missing out on “The Book”.  Last year at his third Congressional Cup he was a fan favorite and finished 5th.  They are back this year and Robertson is ready to shake things up in his pursuit of the iconic Crimson Blazer.
CORE CREW MEMBERS:
Rob Scrivnor - Bow 
Phil Maxwell - Mid Bow 
James Wiezbowski - Pit 
Will Tiller - Main 
Stuart Dodson - Trimmer


9th       Congressional Cup 2014
2nd      Congressional Cup 2015
5th       Congressional Cup 2016
1st       WMRT Finals ’16 Marstrand, SWE 
2nd      WMRT Newport ’16 Newport Harbour, USA 
9th       World Match Tour ’16 Fremantle Bathers Beach, Fremantle, AUS 
7th       Monsoon Cup ’16 Puteri Harbour, Johor, MAS