Please select your home edition
Edition
SailX 728x90

Women's Int'l Match Racing Series - Macgregor remains on top

by Joakim Hermansson on 18 May 2013
2013 Women’s International Match Racing Series - St Quay © Christian Chardon
When racing commenced today at the Women’s International Match Racing Series in Saint Quay-Portrieux, France, Lucy Macgregor won all her matches but two, keeping her top position with an impressive 12 - 2 record after a still unfinished second round-robin.

Local sailor Julie Bossard and Stephanie Roble from the USA both defeated the British sailor today, and with a 11 - 4 record respectively they are now chasing her just behind. Despite losing two matches Lucy Macgregor thinks she and her team had a really good day, 'Yes, we sailed better and better as the day went on, but just as on the opening day we had to come from behind a couple of times,' she sums up her Friday on the first event of the inaugural Women's International Match Racing Series 2013.


Julie Bossard from neighbour city Saint Brieuc used her knowledge of the local conditions to climb up the scoreboard, after losing just a single match during Friday's races, 'I'm actually in an Olympic campaign in 49er FX right now, so I didn't know until very late that we could participate here in Saint Quay. Now we have got our teamwork together and found the speed too,' she smiles, especially thinking of her match against Lucy Macgregor. '

'There was a lot of fighting in the start, but no penalties were given. When the gun went off both boats lacked speed and were on different tacks, so it was a split start. We led at the first crossing and could then, thanks to better upwind speed, defend the advantageous starboard side of the course to stretch out our lead even further,' Julie Bossard explains.

'Unfortunately we got the wrong side at the first beat, and once behind it was really hard to fight back and get round them,' Lucy Macgregor admits.


Anna Kjellberg of Sweden and Klaartje Zuiderbaan, The Netherlands, are tied on fourth place with nine wins and six losses. The latter lost four matches but only won three during the Friday, 'Looking at the results it was worse than yesterday, but my impression is we sailed better today. Except for a few timing mistakes by myself. And we definitely came off the water with a good feeling!'

So did Kjellberg and Co, who was defeated only by Stephanie Roble, 'We had a completely different mind-set today, sailing our matches from a tactical point-of-view instead of thinking too much about our manoeuvres. And the cooperation within our crew also worked a lot better,' Anna Kjellberg concludes.

Event standings after the second day of racing in Saint Quay Women's Match Racing, the first event of the inaugural 2013 Women's Match Racing Series. The eight first teams will advance to the quarterfinals. Place/name/nationality/victories/lost matches:

1. Lucy Macgregor, GBR, 12 - 2
2. Julie Bossard, FRA, 11 - 4
2. Stephanie Roble, USA, 11 - 4
4. Anna Kjellberg, SWE, 9 - 6
4. Klaartje Zuiderbaan, NED, 9 - 6
6. Claudia Pierce, NZL, 6 - 8
7. Caroline Sylvan, SWE, 6 - 9
8. Milly Bennett, AUS, 5 - 9
9. Alexa Bezel, SUI, 4 - 11
10. Morgane Dréau, FRA, 0 - Womens International Match Racing Series website

T Clewring CruisingSchaefer 2016 Ratchet Block 660x82upffront 660x82

Related Articles

Nevin Snow wins the 50th Governor's Cup
Nevin Snow and his team were victorious this year, defeating Sam Gilmour and his team from the Royal Freshwater Bay Club Nevin Snow and his team from San Diego Yacht Club were victorious this year, defeating Sam Gilmour and his team from the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club. Each had defeated their opponent in the final four.
Posted today at 4:42 pm
Comanche - On board report - 175nm ahead of trans-Atlantic record pace
Comanche is currently 1?76? miles ahead of the record (correct at 09.45 BST) Sunday July 24, 2016 Update from Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark's supermaxi Comanche on Sunday 24th July, 2016 as she chases the Trans-Atlantic monohull record Comanche is currently 1?76? miles ahead of the record (correct at 09.45 BST). Visit the Yellow Brick tracker for latest position updates
Posted today at 12:10 pm
Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge - Race 13 arrivals complete
Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge, arrivals are now complete following arrival of IchorCoal at 2300 local time As Visit Seattle, PSP Logistics and Da Nang – Viet Nam celebrated their podium finishes in race 13, the Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge, arrivals are now complete following the arrival of IchorCoal at 2300 local time this evening.
Posted today at 7:48 am
Vic-Maui Yacht Race - Kraken one, Darby no score
In real race, not artificial ones that sailboats make up between themselves, Kraken beat Mother Nature’s child – Darby 2016 Vic-Maui Yacht Race - In a real race, not the artificial ones that sailboats make up between themselves, Kraken has beat Mother Nature’s child – Darby. Mark and Annette Malacek’s Beneteau First 40.7 from West Vancouver Yacht Club crossed the finish line around 1:45 pm local time. It was great relief to the many family and fans that greeted Kraken's arrival.
Posted today at 7:20 am
Pacific Cup - Friday finishers action-shots by Lauren Easley
Photographer Lauren Easley was in air at 2016 Pacific Cup and provided this gallery of images from Friday action. Photographer Lauren Easley was in air at finish of the Pacific Cup raced from San Francisco to Honolulu and provided this gallery of images from Friday action.
Posted today at 6:38 am
France Blue, Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup favourite?
Calling form on Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup is hard, as for team to be successful all three of its boats must perform Calling form on the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup is hard, as for a team to be successful, all three of its boats must perform. This, plus the event's week-long duration and diverse race format, make the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial championship for Corinthian crews one of the pinnacle racing events internationally held under a rating rule.
Posted today at 5:24 am
ORC Worlds - Three new ORC World Champions crowned in Copenhagen
A light southerly arose just in time to get one last race in for all three classes on concluding day of 2016 ORC Worlds 2016 ORC Worlds - After an initial delay this morning due to no wind that threatened to keep everyone ashore like yesterday, a light southerly arose just in time to get one last race in for all three classes on the concluding day of the 2016 ORC World Championship, hosted by the Royal Danish YC and Egaa Sailing Club.
Posted today at 4:45 am
Transat Québec Saint-Malo – Class40s sail into Saint-Malo
Twelve of the nineteen Class40s racing in the ninth edition of the Transat Québec Saint-Malo 2016 Transat Québec Saint-Malo - Twelve of the nineteen Class40s racing in the ninth edition of the Transat Québec Saint-Malo presented in collaboration with the City of Lévis are now safely moored at the Quai Duguay-Trouin wharf in Saint-Malo at the foot of the ramparts as the sun prepares to go down over the Corsair City.
Posted today at 3:09 am
America's Cup World Series Portsmouth – Standing room only.
There are no half measures where English weather is concerned. There are no half measures where English weather is concerned. Happily, that means that when it’s good it very, very good. Blue skies, sunshine, 23 deg C, clean air, and the whole place looks as if has put on a party frock and got lit up. Wonderful.
Posted on 23 Jul
America’s Cup World Series – More Day 1 images by Carlo Borlenghi
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi has provided this gallery of images from the first day of racing Photographer Carlo Borlenghi has provided this gallery of images from the first day of racing
Posted on 23 Jul