World University Match Racing Championships - Golden Aussies emerge
by Ajay Rau on 8 Sep 2012
Before the beginning of the finals of the sixth World University Match Racing Championships in Nice, France - on Saturday, we already know the name of both 2012 World Champion countries: it will be Australia and Brazil! Today, under blazing sun and eight knots of wind, Australia in the male competition had a great performance by qualifying both Australian teams for the big final thanks to its victories in their semi-finals against Great Britain and Denmark.
2012 World University Match Racing Championships Ajay Rau
Both Brazilian crews also dominated the female competition and won their ticket for the final by winning their matches against France ( 2-1 ) and Switzerland ( 2-0 ). On Saturday, will determine which Australian and Brazilian teams will be the sixth male university world champions and the first university female world champions for match racing.
Last University World Championships in Greece we won silver and Bronze. Australia's Lucinda Whitty (Olympic silver medalist) was part of the Australian team in Greece. It is now brilliant to see the Australian team do one better and confirm Gold and silver medals at France. We really look forward to hosting the University Match Racing championships in RPAYC to honour our new world championship sailors.
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