By virtue of of winning the inaugural Women’s International Match Racing Series (with a victory in St Quay and three other podium finishes (New York, Copenhagen, and Lysekil)), Lucy Macgregor (GBR) has taken over the top spot on the ISAF World Ranking. Read more here: http://www.wimra.org/news_detail.asp?rk=1207
Lucy Macgregor and her team have won the inaugural Women’s International Match Racing Series with podium finishes in France, Denmark, USA, and Sweden. After the finale at the Lysekil Women’s Match in Sweden, Lucy was presented the Terry J Kohler Perpetual Trophy for the WIMR Series Champion.
Top 10 in 2013 WIMR Series Standings (Skipper name, Country, Overall Points):
1. Lucy Macgregor, GBR, 88
2. Anna Kjellberg, SWE, 70
3. Camilla Ulrikkeholm, DEN, 69
4. Stephanie Roble, USA, 47
5. Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen, DEN, 44
6. Caroline Sylvan, SWE, 38
7. Claudia Pierce, NZL, 31
8. Ekaterina Skudina, RUS, 30
9. Tamara Echegoyen, ESP, 25
10. Klaartje Zuiderbaan, NED, 25
To see Overall Results Table, visit Results
Third consecutive Lysekil victory for Ulrikkeholm
– but first WIMR Series trophy goes to final opponent Lucy Macgregor
By securing her third successive victory in Lysekil Women’s Match, Camilla Ulrikkeholm will further strengthen her top position on the ISAF match racing world ranking. In the Lysekil finale the Dane beat Lucy Macgregor with a 3 – 1 score, but the British team still takes the Terry J Kohler Perpetual Trophy for the inaugural Women’s International Match Racing Series. Local sailor Anna Kjellberg defeated French Olympian Claire Leroy 2 – 1 in the petit finale, taking not only third place in Lysekil Women’s Match, but also the WIMR Series’ runner-up position.
1 – 1 in both semi finals of Lysekil Women’s Match
– final event of the inaugural WIMR Series to finish racing Saturday
Friday’s races on the Swedish west coast waters of Lysekil offered excellent conditions for the sailors as well as for the large crowds on the cliffs, packed with prestart dramas, wild gybes, luffing duels and other breath-taking manoeuvres. British Lucy Macgregor is facing local hope Anna Kjellberg in their semi, with Danish Camilla Ulrikkeholm against Claire Leroy, France, in the other one. All of them scored 5 – 2 in the quarter final round-robin, and both semi finals are now tied 1 – 1, numbers that really demonstrates how extremely tight the match racing is at this level:
“To be honest we didn’t know the exact points in the quarters, we just took one match at a time. But I was pleased we didn’t have to choose an opponent for the semis, since the competition is so consistent” Lucy Macgregor smiled.