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MacGregor second at Tróia Portugal Women's Cup

'Troia Portugal Womens Match Cup 2008'    Wander Roberto ©

Britain's Lucy MacGregor, finished second behind Swede Linda Rahm at the Tróia Portugal Women's Cup. The event was shortened due to light wind, it was only possible to do three flights of Round Robin 3, which prevented the competition reaching the semi-finals and final.

The Swede Linda Rahm won the Tróia Portugal Women's Cup, organized by Sun Sailing team and sponsored by Turismo de Portugal and Troia resort. Rahm won 13 matches and was defeated only twice in the three Round Robins.

The Brit Lucy MacGregor, current European Champion, reached second with 10 wins and 5 losses.

Julie Bossard, France, was third after, yesterday, had been almost perfect. The French team reached the podium, as a result of the excellent adaptation to strong wind.

The North American Sandy Hayes finished in fourth place (7V - 8D), while Rita Gonçalves managed to achieve their goal of improving the sixth in 2007. The champion of Portugal was fifth overall (5V - 10D).

Caroline Béjar, Brazil, got the sixth place, adding only two wins in 15 disputed. Despite the presence in the team, of 470 Olympic medallist in Beijing 2008, Isabel Swan, the Brazilian crew never managed to adapt to the race course of Tróia.

Tróia Portugal Women's Cup - Final Result

1. Linda Rahm (SUE)

2. Lucy McGregor (GBR)

3. Julie Bossard (FRA)

4. Sandy Hayes( EUA)

5. Rita Gonçalves (POR)

6. Caroline Béjar (BRA)


Event website - http://www.troiaportugalwomenscup.com




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