Home News Product Reviews Health & Fitness Features Healthy Eating

ARCHIVE NEWS

If it is not your content, try to search here:
Sailing - 18. August 2018.

Great Britain, France, Denmark and Switzerland in the Semi Finals

Team Kattnaken leads BornToSail on the way to victory in their exciting quarter final match. Photo: FLASHBACKSTUDIOS.CO.NZ

Great Britain, France, Denmark and Switzerland in the Semi Finals
 
Ekaterinburg’s famous Verkh-Isetsky pond keeps presenting the sailors with great challenges and the penultimate day of the 2018 Women’s Match Racing World Championship saw the trend continue as the field was reduced to four teams in a strong northwesterly wind.
 
Defending World Champion Lucy Macgregor’s Team Mac from Great Britain had the night to decide their opponent in the Quarter Finals. “It wasn’t an easy decision at all. All of the teams have been sailing well and the teams who sailed the Repechage yesterday had more practice in the boats and looked to be sailing well.” And with that thought they went with the “safe” pick of the team that finished in the last qualifying spot of the Repechage round, the Finnish L2 Match Racing Team skippered by Marinella Laaksonen.
 
Although Team Mac defeated L2 Match Racing Team 3 – 0, the races were close and “it was really quite tough because the wind is very hard to read with the cloud cover, so you had to cover and sometimes you would lose on the shifts” explained Macgregor. “Fortunately we were often able to extend before the windward mark which made the runs a little easier.”
 
Pauline Courtois’ French Match in Pink by Normandy Elite Team also finished their quarter final 3 – 0 over the local Russian BERGAUF Sailing Team skippered by Milena Laverycheva in the blustery conditions.
 
Alexa Bezel’s Swiss Women’s Match Racing Team had a lively match with Russian skipper Ekaterina Kochkina’s ProKaTeam Sailing Team in their third match and received a double penalty at the leeward mark as they forced themselves inside at the mark when they had no rights. “Ah, I should have listened to my crew as they said ‘go behind, don’t go in there’” laughed Bezel when ashore after re-grouping and winning the next match to take the quarter final 3 – 1 and advance.
 
The Danish Team Kattnakken skippered by Trine Palludan found themselves up against the wall as the Russian BornToSail team skippered by Alexandra Martynova took an early 2 – 0 lead in their quarter finals. But the experienced Danish team fought back. “We focused on sailing our boat well and tacking a lot!” Palludan revealed. “It was difficult to see the wind on the water, so we forced them to tack a lot and we covered them.” The strategy proved successful as they came from a 2 -0 deficit to win 3 – 2 and move on to the next stage.
 
Team Mac again had the choice of opponents and chose the Swiss Women’s Match Racing Team as their semi final opponent leaving Match in Pink by Normandy Elite Team to face Team Kattnakken. 
 
Each of the Semi Final matches went 2 – 0 before the racing was called for the day with the British and French in command of the matches.
 
The event will conclude on Saturday with the remainder of the Semi Finals followed by  the Petit Finals and Finals before the Closing Ceremonies at 17:00 at Gubernskiy Yacht Club – Komatek.
 
2018 Women’s Match Racing World Championship Results (after day four):
 
Semi-Final Results (in progress): 

  • Pauline Courtois, Match in Pink by Normandy Elite Team, FRA leads
          Trine Palludan, Team Kattnakken, DEN 2 - 0
  • Lucy Macgregor, Team Mac, GBR leads
          Alexa Bezel, Swiss Women Match Racing Team, SUI 2 - 0
 
Quarter-Final Results: 
  • Alexa Bezel, Swiss Women Match Racing Team, SUI defeated
           Ekaterina Kochkina, ProKaTeam Sailing Team, RUS 3 - 1
  • Trine Palludan, Team Kattnakken, DEN defeated
           Alexandra Martynova, BornToSail, RUS 3 – 2
  • Pauline Courtois, Match in Pink by Normandy Elite Team, FRA defeated
           Milena Laverycheva, BERGAUF Sailing Team, RUS 3 – 0
  • Lucy Macgregor, Team Mac, GBR defeated 

           Marinella Laaksonen, L2 Match Racing Team, FIN 3 – 0

 

Thank you so much, if you tweet or share
Women sport news - Crowd go wild as England advance in Liverpool

Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com 

17. July 69
Women sport news - SAMOA MAINTAIN PERFECT GROUP E RECORD

SAMOA MAINTAIN PERFECT GROUP E RECORD

Picture by Allan McKenzie SWpix.com 

17. July 57
Women sport news - FIJI WIN AGAIN TO KEEP 13TH PLACE HOPES ALIVE

FIJI WIN AGAIN TO KEEP 13TH PLACE HOPES ALIVE

Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com - 

16. July 60
Women sport news - JANI ENSURES CONTINUATION OF ZIMBABWE PARTY

JANI ENSURES CONTINUATION OF ZIMBABWE PARTY

Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

16. July 86
Women sport news - Australia defeat Malawi in blistering form

Australia defeat Malawi in blistering form

Picture by Simon Wilkinson/SWpix.com

16. July 105
Women sport news - New Zealand sweep Northern Ireland aside in Liverpool

New Zealand sweep Northern Ireland aside in Liverpool

Picture by Simon Wilkinson/SWpix.com

16. July 59
Women sport news - FIJI ON THE BOARD AFTER VICTORY OVER SINGAPORE

FIJI ON THE BOARD AFTER VICTORY OVER SINGAPORE

Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

16. July 64
Women sport news - TWO-IN-TWO FOR SAMOA AS MISA EXCELS

TWO-IN-TWO FOR SAMOA AS MISA EXCELS

Picture by Simon Wilkinson/SWpix.com

15. July 62
Women sport news - Uganda defeat Trinidad and Tobago in second stage Clash

Uganda defeat Trinidad and Tobago in second stage Clash

Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

UP
Have you read it?
Crowd go wild as England advance in Liverpool

Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com 

DEFENDING CHAMPION GILIS HANDED TOUGH DRAW

Squash-Open de France

Please follow us