Courtois Straight Through to the Semis
– Pauline Courtois leads after first day
Courtois, Macgregor, and Östling Advance
– but the sailors praise the new boats
Katie Spithill takes her first Busan victory – defeated Lucy Macgregor 3 – 2 in shifty and puffy final
wins World Championship to stretch WIM Series lead
– defeated Pauline Courtois (FRA) 2 – 0 in the final
Renee Groeneveld (NED) broke the dominance of Camilla Ulrikkeholm Klinkby (DEN), by winning their Wednesday match.
American Stephanie Roble and her Epic Racing Team will race all the events on the 2016 WIM Series, to defend their title from 2015. Photo: Christopher Rydblom/WIM Series.
The 29-year-old secured the Open Worlds victory a day ahead of time, having amassed an unassailable lead ahead of the final scheduled day of competition on Sunday (10 January).
The three-time Paralympians had had a long wait for their World Championship hat-trick, having last claimed Worlds golds in 2006 and 2005.
Great Britain secured its first medal on the penultimate day of the Para World Sailing Championships in Melbourne.
Shea takes command in Busan – WIM Series leader on four wins after tricky first day