Please select your home edition
Edition
Southern Spars - North Technology

Eurosaf Women’s Match Racing European Championship Day 4

by John Friend on 15 Sep 2012
Race 1 - Eurosaf Women’s Match Racing European Championship Day 4 Eurosaf
The Eurosaf Women’s Match Racing European Championship is being held from 11th to 15th September in Santander. The double round-robin is now complete and the semi-finalist are decided.

Yesterday, Thursday, saw the completion of the round-robin used to find the semi-finalist in the Women’s European Match Racing Championship. Julie Bossard from France, ranked 15th in the ISAF ranking list, crewed by the two Pauline’s, Pauline Chalaux and Pauline Courtois, won eight of her ten races to finish at the top of the leader board. Caroline Sylvan, Sweden, ranked 40th, finished second, also with ten wins, but was placed second as she was beaten by Julie Bossard in both their races. Caroline is crewed by Louise Kruuse af Verchou and Frida Langenius. Third was Silvia Roca from Spain, the highest ranked sailor at 11th, crewed by Fátima Reyes and Lucia Reyes and fourth was Claire Lasko from the United Kingdom, crewed by Marianthe Evangelidis and Sophie Pearson. Claire and her crew are new to match racing, so has no ISAF ranking, but finished a creditable fourth by beating Aleksandra Reshetova from Russia, ranked 61st, in the second round-robin.

Today, Friday, will see the semi-finals competed between Silvia Roca (ESP) and Caroline Sylvan (SWE), and Claire Lasko (GBR) and Julie Bossard (FRA), in a best of five race series. There will also be a sail-off for fifth and sixth places between Aleksandra Reshetova (RUS) and Ascension Roca (ESP).

The final and petit-final, take place on Saturday 15th September.

Conditions in Santander on Thursday were ideal for match racing, with the wind coming from the North West at about 10 -12 knots. Eurosaf Vice-President and Event Director, Rafa Gonzalez, who is overseeing the racing on behalf of the Real Club Maritimo de Santander, said 'we are delighted at the way racing has progressed and are pleased to have completed the dual round-robin on schedule, so that we can move forward to the semi-finals today'.

Marco Predieri, Eurosaf President, said from his home in Italy, 'women’s match racing is beginning a new phase in its development, now that it is no longer an Olympic discipline. Last year we had to have a qualification event in order to select the teams for the European Championship and this year we have had to work hard to encourage entries. Never-the-less, Eurosaf are determined this championship will remain firmly in the European calendar and we will do whatever is necessary to ensure it does. We have already agreed with the Polish Yachting Association that the event will be held in Gdynia in July next year, and we are now actively seeking hosts for 2014 and beyond.'

Event website

Related Articles

Shape of next Volvo Ocean Race revealed at Southern Spars - Part 1
Southern Spars has been confirmed as the supplier of spars for the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race. In mid-April, Race Director, Jack Lloyd and Stopover Manager Richard Mason outlined the changes expected for the 40,000nm Race during a tour of Southern Spars 10,000sq metre specialist spar construction facility. A total of up to seven boats is expected to enter, but time is running out for the construction of any new boats.
Posted on 3 May
Sailing in the Olympics beyond 2016 - A double Olympic medalist's view
Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. Gold and Bronze medalist and multiple world boardsailing/windsurfer champion, Bruce Kendall takes a look at what he believes Sailing needs to do to survive beyond the 2016 Olympics. A key driver is the signalled intention by the International Olympic Committee to select a basket of events that will be contested.
Posted on 29 Apr
From Olympic flag to Olympic Gold and maybe another
The Sydney Olympics was a Sailing double 470 Gold event for Australia. Having won the 420 World Championship in 2000, the feeder class to the 470, while still at school in Australia young Matt Belcher was given the honour of carrying the Olympic flag during the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympics.
Posted on 28 Apr
The Road to Rio now 99 days short
The Road to Rio 2016 still has a few curves, bumps and potholes for teams battling to win. The Road to Rio 2016 still has a few curves, bumps and potholes for teams battling to win in Hyeres, at some World championship events and Weymouth World Cup but for many crews: 'It's 106 miles to Chicago we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses.' Whoops wrong movie.
Posted on 28 Apr
America's Cup - Oracle Racing win in Court but with collateral damage
Oracle Racing have had another claim against them by a former crew member dismissed. Oracle Racing have had another claim against them by a former crew member dismissed. Mitchell focussed largely on the circumstances of the matter and introduced into the public arena some interesting documents to support his claims.
Posted on 23 Apr
Thou doth protest too much, me thinks
And no, we’re not off to analyse Hamlet right away. There’ll be no surtitles popping up on the top of your screen And no, we’re not off to analyse Hamlet right away. There’ll be no surtitles popping up on the top of your screen about now. At any rate, it is simply an adaptation of Lady Gertrude’s original line. We merely seek to use it as a way to demonstrate that when there is a lot of brouhaha going on, the smoke screen ultimately ends up as a lovely, colourful flag as to the real intent behind it.
Posted on 18 Apr
Children of the Internet, Rio and Hong Kong
I have four daughters, the youngest, who in her mid 20's is a true child of the Internet. I have four daughters, the youngest, who in her mid 20's is a true child of the Internet. The kind of conversations I have with her run along these lines.... In the olden days we did not have television until I left school and they had a thing called print magazines, that reported events between two weeks and four months after they happened. And her sceptical response... Hoh! Daddy, Hoh!
Posted on 14 Apr
World Sailing Cup V3 - A Dead Rat in a Shoe or Spring Daffodils?
While a host of major sailing events go from strength to strength, the Sailing World Cup has very major issues. Last night my Irish better half was sitting beside me on the sofa watching an Australian version of the popular TV Cooking Program My Kitchen Rules on a tablet with her headphones while I was watching Diehard II for the seventeenth time (it’s a boy thing) on TV. She suddenly spluttered and laughed, took off her headphones and motioned for me to mute Diehard. (Seriously!!)
Posted on 9 Apr
Volvo Ocean Race appoints stadium racing pioneer as new CEO
Sail-World forecast the appointment of Mark Turner as Volvo Ocean Race CEO a month ago. We profiled Turner at that time. Sail-World forecast the appointment of Mark Turner as Volvo Ocean Race CEO a month ago. We profiled Turner at that time. Today his appointment has been confirmed.
Posted on 31 Mar
Large spectator fleet heading north for boat watching season
I’m absolutely not going to lay claim to the phrase, but it is insanely apt and hilarious all at the same time, however. I’m absolutely not going to lay claim to the phrase. It is insanely apt and hilarious, all at the same time, however. Well then, boat watching season is definitely upon us once more. The whales will soon be gathering again off the coast of Queensland to observe all manner of racing and cruising craft as they head North for a Winter in the sun.
Posted on 29 Mar
Barz Optics - San Juan Worlds Best EyewearSouthern Spars - 100Bakewell-White Yacht Design