42nd Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofia - The Women's Match Racing fleet at the has now been reduced to the top eight teams. The morning saw the completion of the Repechage Group to see who would advance to the Quarter-Finals with the Gold Group. Anne-Claire Le Berre (FRA) and Stephanie Hazard (NZL) were one-two in the group with scores of four wins and one loss each.
Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) continued her unbeaten streak through the Gold Round Robin and won the Gold Group to earn the chance to sail against the second place team for the Repechage (Hazard) in the Quarter-Finals.
'We are very excited with how we are sailing. We have been working hard on the game and are trying to incorporate everything we have learned. The race committee is doing a great job with the races and the competition is great. Everyone is getting better and better every time we see each other, which makes the racing tight and fun.' explained Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) after racing today.
The other pairings for the Quarter-Finals are Claire Leroy (FRA) vs. Anne-Claire Le Berre (FRA), Silja Lehtinen (FIN) vs. Silke Halbrock (GER), and Lucy Macgregor (GBR) vs. Sally Barkow (USA). Te first team in each pair to score three points will advance to the Semi-Finals.
After two flights of the Quarter-Finals, Tunnicliffe leads Hazard 2-0; Le Berre and Leroy are tied 1-1; Lehtinen leads Hahlbrock 2-0; and Macgregor and Barkow are tied 1-1.
Tomorrow will see the completion of the Quarter-Finals and the Semi-Finals.
Gold Group Round Robin Results: 1. Tunnicliffe-USA 5-0; 2. Leroy-FRA 4-1; 3. Lehtinen-FIN 3-2; 4. Macgregor-GBR 2-3; 5. Barkow-USA 1-4; 6. Hahlbrock-GER 0-5 (-0.5).
Repechage Group Round Robin Results: 1. LeBerre-FRA 4-1; 2. Hazard-NZL 4-1; 3. Skudina-RUS 2-3; 4. Souter-AUS 2-3; 5. Roca-ESP 2-3; 6. Groeneveld-NED 1-4.
Silver Group Round Robin Results: 1. Kjellberg-SWE 5-0; 2. Spithill-AUS 4-1; 3. Goncalves-POR 3-2; 4. Meldgaard-DEN 2-3; 5. Monina-ITA 1-4; 6. Abrahamsen-DEN 0-5.
Bronze Group Round Robin Results: 1. Echegoyen-ESP 5-0; 2. Bekkering-NED 4-1; 3. Kutovaya-RUS 2-3; 4. Wang-CHN 2-3; 5. Abbott-CAN 1-4; 6. Zimmermann-PER 1-4. Quarter-Finals:
Tunnicliffe leads Hazard two-zero
Le Berre and Leroy are tied one-one
Lehtinen leads Hahlbrock two-zero
Macgregor and Barkow are tied one-one Results (ninth through 24th):
Nine - Ekaterina Skudina (RUS) Elena Syuzeva Irina Lotsmanova
Ten - Nicky Souter (AUS) Nina Curtis Olivia Price
Eleven Silvia Roca (ESP) Eva González Lara Cacabelos
Twelve - Renee Groeneveld (NED) Mandy Mulder Merel Witteveen
Thirteenth Anna Kjellberg (SWE) Malin Källström Lotta Harrysson
Fourteen - Katie Spithill (AUS) Jessica Eastwell Lucinda Whitty
Fifteen - Rita Gonçalves (POR) Mariana Lobato Diana Neves
Sixteen Lotte Meldgaard (DEN) Rie Buchardt Christiansen Susanne Boidin
Seventeen - Cristiana Monina (ITA) Alessandra Petri Myriam Cutolo
Eighteen - Trine Abrahamsen (DEN) Trine Palludan Ida Hartvig
Nineteen - Tamara Echegoyen (ESP) Sofía Toro Ángela Pumariega
Twenty - Annemiek Bekkering (NED) Mijke Lievens Annemieke Bes
Twenty-one - Ekaterina Kutovaya (RUS) Vera Dubina Alina Dotsenko
Twenty-two - Ru Wang (CHN) Ni Xiao Wen Pan Ting Ting
Twenty-three - Katie Abbott (CAN) Joanne Prokop Caroline Kaars Slipesteijn
Twenty-four - Tania Zimmermann (PER) Jimena Gaviño Barbieri Nathalie Zimmermann http://www.wimra.org/