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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Women's Match Racing Report At ISAF Worlds in Perth

The crews were faced with thunderstorms in the first flight of group B Women’s Match Racing on Fremantle’s inner harbour this morning on the fourth day of the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships.

Easterlies gusting up to 17 knots were added to the mix on the course set across the widest part of the harbour, quite a change from the courses set further east used for the first three days of competition.

Under dark and gloomy skies racing got underway at 1000 with the a postponed race leftover from  Sunday between the two Spanish teams.

It was a clear win for Tamara Echegoyen (ESP-1) and her crew, leaving Silvia Roca (ESP-2) lagging behind on the scoreboard at the start of the second day of racing for group B.

Mandy Mulder (NED-1) and her crew won by a very convincing 37 seconds in the second match against Peru.

There was an exciting finish for Olivia Price (AUS-2) when her team beat Genevieve Tulloch (USA-2) by just one second. The last match of the morning – between Sweden and Brazil – finished with another tight margin of seven seconds favouring the Brazilians.
The rest of the Women’s Match Racing was abandoned at 1120 local Perth time as lightening threatened the fleet.

Lulu Roseman

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