Britain's Match Racing Girls scored two perfect race wins and beat the newly-crowned World Champions into the bargain at Weymouth and Portland Tuesday. Lucy Macgregor, Annie Lush and Kate Macgregor revelled in the breeze in front of the gathered spectators on the Nothe course picking up their first double victory of the regatta so far.
So far in this event, the Brits have scored one win and one loss on each day. But they made sure of a clean sweep on race day three, by following up their success against the Finnish trio of Silja Lehtinen, Silja Kanerva, Mikaela Wulff, with another impressive display in seeing off the French trio of Claire Leroy, Elodie Bertrand and Marie Riou.
The double win puts the Brits up to tied third overall in the round robin phase of the competition, with a 66% win ratio. The girls have five round robin races remaining before the knock-out stage for the top eight boats commences next Wednesday (8 August).
The Match Race Girls resume their campaign against New Zealand (Stephanie Hazard, Jenna Hansen and Susannah Pyatt) at 3pm Wednesday before going head-to-head with Russia (Ekaterina Skudina, Elena Syuzeva and Elena Oblova) at 5pm.
Both races are once again due to take place on the Nothe spectator course, something that Kate admits has been a massive boost to the local girls.
Match Race - Round Robin
1st AUS Olivia Price, Lucinda Whitty, Nina Curtis 6 pts
2nd ESP Tamara Echegoyen, Angela Pumariega Menendez, Sofia Toro Prieto Puga 5 pts
3rd USA Anna Tunnicliffe, Debbie Capozzi, Molly O'Bryan Vandemoer 4 pts
4th GBR Lucy Macgregor, Annie Lush, Kate Macgregor 4 pts
5th RUS Ekaterina Skudina, Elena Oblova, Elena Syuzeva 4 pts
6th NZL Stephanie Hazard, Jennna Hansen, SUnited Statesnnah Pyatt 3 pts
7th FRA Claire Leroy, Elodie Bertrand, Marie Riou FRA 3 pts
8th NED Renee Groeneveld, Annemieke Bes, Marcelien Bos-De Koning 2 pts
9th FIN Silja Lehtinen, Mikaela Wulff, Silja Kanerva 2 pts
10th DEN Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen, SUnited Statesnne Boidin, Tina Gramkov 2 pts
31 July 2012 22:49