November 1 - 7, 2015: Issue 238
RPAYC's Team Leagues Crew Win 2nd Prize in 2015 Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race
Team Leagues Racing in Busan this week
2014 HAKREN International Youth Match Racing and Australian Open Women’s Match racing winner skipper, Milly Bennett and her MAXX Team currently racing under Team Tiger Racing along with fellow RPAYC sailor and sailing administrator, Katie Spithill and her Team Leagues which includes Trygve Halvorsen Trophy winner, Stacey Jackson, ventured to Korea to compete in the last edition of the 2015 Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM.) this week.
The eighth edition of the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race is being raced October 28 – November 1 on historic sailing waters, in Busan, South Korea.
At around 9 p.m. our time last night (Saturday October 31st) we learned Team Leagues has won through their Quarter Final and are into the Semi Finals. They will compete against Denmark's Team Ulrikkeholm, who currently hold second place overall in the 2015 WIM Series Standings.
The Semi-Finals are today, Sunday November 1st. We'll be sending 'go girls' thoughts over there and following Team Leagues'races at: www.facebook.com/WIMSeries and www.twitter.com/WIMSeries
Team Tiger Racing, 2015 Team: Milly Bennett – skipper, Alice Tarnawski – main/tactic, Lauren Crossman – tactic, Jessica Russell – trimmer, Sarah Parker – trimmer, Kyrra Deane – trimmer, Seldon Coventry – bow, finished 3-8 in their races, gained good experience on the waters of Busan they will take forward. This great Youth Women's Match Racing Team have won here and at a National level and are bound do great things on the International sailing circuit in the future.
The girls will be heading home to mix it up in the 2015 and 23rd HAKREN International Youth Match Racing, hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and raced on Pittwater from November 18 until November 22.
Below run the reports made available so far:
Team Tiger Racing in Busan this week
Team Leagues Racing Win 2nd in Busan Cup 2015
Roble & Shea take Series, Le Berre wins Busan – thrilling final day with new titleholders biting nails ashore
November 1, 2015
Anne-Claire Le Berre won the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race final 3 – 2, after marvellous match racing fights against Katie Spithill. As WIM Series title holder Camilla Ulrikkeholm finished 3rd in Busan, the Epic Racing team, with Maggie Shea substituting in Korea for regular skipper Stephanie Roble, takes the 2015 WIM Series and the coveted Terry J. Kohler Perpetual Trophy:
“I’m so excited to see our team at the top! We’ve worked three years for this title and finally this year everything just came together” an overwhelmed Roble comments.
“We’ve improved a lot over the season, and I’m very happy and satisfied that we can crown the 2015 WIM Series with a victory here in Korea” smiles Le Berre, finishing 3rd in the Series.
Sunday’s exciting conclusion of the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, the fourth and final event of the 2015 WIM Series, was nothing but an amazing denouement to the whole Series too. When seeing the light wind predictions for Sunday, Regatta Director Alfredo Ricci at the morning briefing announced the decision to cut the semis from “1st to 3” to “1st to 2” wins. As the wind in front of Haeundae Beach unfortunately was too light and unstable, the racecourse also had to be moved over to the Gwangan Bridge, where 8 – 10 knots of quite steady wind offered excellent conditions.
Australian Katie Spithill defeated World #1 Camilla Ulrikkeholm Klinkby 2 – 0 after intense racing in their semi final:
“I got too greedy and wanted to close Katie out at the last prestart, but instead she could luff us over the line a few seconds too early” Ulrikkeholm Klinkby analyses her second semi race.
In the other semi World #4 Anne-Claire Le Berre faced Renée Groeneveld of The Netherlands in tight and exciting matches, securing the same result in French favour:
“We had two good races against the Dutch, happy to get really warm and learn a lot about the conditions before the final matches” says Le Berre.
Not reaching the final meant that the Danish team could no longer aspire on defending their WIM Series title from 2014:
“Instead we had to get ourselves together. At least we wanted to secure the runner-up position in the Series. We tried to focus on old-school match racing, and got two good races for third place in the event, in more steady breeze than the other days” Ulrikkeholm Klinkby explains.
The Danish strategy worked well as they defeated Renée Groeneveld 2 – 0 in the petite final, finishing 3rd in the event to secure 2nd place in the 2015 WIM Series and 12 000 USD of the prize pool.
The first thrilling match of the Busan final went to Anne-Claire Le Berre, but then the Aussies broke back. In the last downwind of the second race, Spithill & Co came with pressure from behind, sailing around the French boat to finish first:
“We were six boat lengths ahead, but they got a puff that never reached us” Le Berre sighs.
The Race Committee now found more stable wind just off of the Haeundae Beach, and moved the course there for the third start. Once again the French boat had a good lead, but lost a crew member over board in a gybe, and were defeated.
With Spithill on 2 – 1, Le Berre was forced to win two straight matches. She took the first one, and when the Australian was over the starting line too early and had to head back in the last final race, the French team “just” had to cover and extend their lead throughout the race:
“We had a very fun final and my crew did an amazing job out there. It helps a lot when we can sail faster and with the right tactics” Le Berre points out.
“We possibly could have nailed the starts a bit better, and also taken better decisions regarding the shifts, but considering we haven’t practised a lot we shouldn’t expect to win” Spithill admits, showing interest in doing a more ambitious campaign next year.
“Yes, this result makes you think of doing the whole Series next year, but it’s harder with all the travelling from our part of the world.”
Grinning winners!Team Leagues Racing: Katie Spithill – skipper, Alessandra Angelini – main/tactic, Jessica Eastwell – trimmer, Kate Lathouras – trim/pit, Aimee Famularo – trim/pit, Stacey Jackson – bow
Maggie Shea, substituting in Korea for Stephanie Roble, who already had an appointment in Hong Kong to defend her Etchells World Title from last year, was nervously following Sunday’s suspenseful racing on shore. As the Americans could see the Danes lose their semi final, they knew that Epic Racing were the new WIM Series Champions:
“It wasn’t in our hands so of course we were anxious. We’re really impressed on how the other teams concluded the Busan event. We really miss Steph here, but we’re happy to accept the title on her behalf” a relieved Shea says, sending her congratulations to the other teams for their efforts.
As WIM Series Champions Stephanie Roble, Maggie Shea, Genny Tulloch, Aimee Famularo, Meg Six, Janel Zarkowsky, Sally Barkow, Jamie Haines and Liz Shaw of the 2015 Epic Racing team receives the Terry J Kohler Perpetual Trophy, named after US businessman Terry Kohler, a long-time proponent and supporter of women’s match racing:
“I cannot praise my team enough for all of their hard work on and off the water. They are truly amazing teammates and I’m so lucky to have them. Their performance in Korea this week shows that it takes the whole team’s effort to be at the top” Roble praises.
The Terms of Series stipulates that the original skipper must be present at the last event to qualify for the Series Prize Money Pool. As a result Epic Racing wins the title but does not receive the prize money. The 20 000 USD that should have been awarded to the 2015 WIM Series Champion, will roll over to the 2016 WIM Series Prize Pool:
“We’re disappointed not to receive the overall prize money, but as a professional sailor I already had another commitment. I’m happy my teammates supported this and still fought hard to win. However, a title is still a title, and we are the WIM Series champions. Things are shaping up well for our team!” Roble comments.
The 2015 WIM Series consisted of four events, all with different winners over the season. Lotte Meldgaard, nominated 2015 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year, secured the World Championship title at the first event on her Danish home waters of Middelfart. World #1 Camilla Ulrikkeholm Klinkby won her fifth consecutive Lysekil Women’s Match in Sweden. This season’s supreme skipper Stephanie Roble took her first WIM Series event victory on her home waters of Lake Michigan, Sheboygan, USA. Now French Champion Anne-Claire Le Berre crowns the season with her first ever WIM Series event triumph here in Korea. And all the WIM Series podium places are within an amazing range of just four points!
“We’re happy to look back at the third successful WIM Series season, and we’re equally excited to welcome the world’s foremost women match racing sailors back for the 2016 season” Liz Baylis concludes.
Results in the final of the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, the fourth and final event of the 2015 WIM Series:
Anne-Claire Le Berre, FRA – Katie Spithill, AUS, 3 – 2
Results in the petite final:
Camilla Ulrikkeholm Klinkby, DEN – Renée Groeneveld, NED, 2 – 0
Semi final results:
Anne-Claire Le Berre, FRA – Renée Groeneveld, NED, 2 – 0
Katie Spithill, AUS – Camilla Ulrikkeholm Klinkby, DEN, 2 – 0
Total results in the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race (skipper, nationality, WIM Series points, prize money):
1. Anne-Claire Le Berre, FRA, 25, 20 000 USD
2. Katie Spithill, AUS, 22, 15 000 USD
3. Camilla Ulrikkeholm Klinkby, DEN, 20, 12 000 USD
4. Renée Groeneveld, NED, 16, 10 000 USD
5. Maggie Shea (substituting for Stephanie Roble), USA, 15, 9 000 USD
6. Caroline Sylvan, SWE, 14, 8 000 USD
7. Anna Östling, SWE, 13, 7 000 USD
8. Denise Lim, SIN, 12, 6 000 USD
9. Pauline Courtois, FRA, 10, 5 000 USD
10. Milly Bennett, AUS, 8, 4 000 USD
11. Diana Kissane, IRL, 6, 2 000 USD
12. Sung Eun Choi, KOR, 4, 2 000 USD
Total results in the 2015 WIM Series (skipper, nationality, WIM Series points, prize money):
1. Stephanie Roble/Maggie Shea, USA, 82, 0 USD
2. Camilla Ulrikkeholm Klinkby, DEN, 80, 12 000 USD
3. Anne-Claire Le Berre, FRA, 78, 8 000 USD
4. Anna Östling, SWE, 68
5. Caroline Sylvan, SWE, 55
6. Pauline Courtois, FRA, 40
7. Katie Spithill, AUS, 36
8. Renée Groeneveld, NED, 32
9. Klaartje Zuiderbaan, NED, 26
10. Lotte Meldgaard, DEN, 25
11. Juliana Senfft, BRA, 21
12. Milly Bennett, AUS, 18
13. Diana Kissane, IRL, 18
14. Johanna Bergqvist, SWE, 14
15. Alexa Bezel, SUI, 13
16. Denise Lim, SIN, 12
17. Annabel Vose, GBR, 10
18. Louise Christensen, DEN, 6
19. Sung Eun Choi, KOR, 4
20. Morgan Wilson, USA, 4
21. Sanna Häger, SWE, 4
22. Rikst Dijkstra, NED, 0
22. Johanna Larsson, SWE, 0
22. Nina Ramm-Schmidt, FIN, 0
The Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM Series) is the first and only professional sailing series for women, hosted by the Women’s International Match Racing Association and joined by the world’s leading women match racing sailors. Match racing is sailed in two identical boats around a short course, providing fast action close to the crowds on shore. The intense racing is just as exciting for the spectators as it is strategically, tactically and physically challenging for the competing crews.
An overall prize purse of 40 000 USD will be distributed by the WIM Series at the final event in Busan, Korea, in addition to the prize money at each of the four events included in the 2015 WIM Series (date, event name, location, boat type):
July 8 – 12, ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship, Middelfart, Denmark, Match 28.
August 3 – 8, Lysekil Women’s Match, Lysekil, Sweden, DS 37.
September 16 – 20, Buddy Melges Challenge, Sheboygan, USA, Elliott 6.
October 28 – November 1, Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, Busan, Korea, K30.
The WIM Series is hosted by WIMRA. Official suppliers are Sailnet, 1080 Media, MILK, Sailing Education Association of Sheboygan, Adstream and Match Racing Results Service.
The Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race is hosted by the Busan Sailing Federation with the support of the Metropolitan City of Busan.
Follow the Women’s International Match Racing Series at:
Day 5 racing - Busan Cup 2015
Spooky Saturday match racing in Busan – 2015 WIM Series nail-biter to be decided Sunday
October 31, 2015
Le Berre, Groeneveld and Spithill celebrated Halloween by making it through to the semi finals of the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, with World #1 Ulrikkeholm Klinkby defeating WIM Series leader Shea of Epic Racing 3 – 1 for the last semi slot:
“Maggie pushed us a lot in the prestarts, but we found the right shifts and had very good boat handling. Now we’re going for victory, in Busan and in the WIM Series” the Danish skipper states.
“We had really close races and most of them could have gone either way. We did the best we could, but now it’s not in our hands anymore” says Shea, congratulating the Danes.
Shifty and puffy winds have characterized the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, the fourth and final event of the 2015 WIM Series, during the week. Saturday’s quarterfinals were certainly not an exception to that, with an even lighter and more unreliable breeze than the previous days. The somewhat spooky Halloween conditions put both the race committee and the sailors to the test, as the quarterfinals stretched out from early morning until late afternoon:
“It was stressful quarterfinal racing because we didn’t have much wind, and it was very tricky with a lot of shifts and puffs. Anything can happen in that kind of wind” World #4 skipper Anne-Claire Le Berre sighs.
The French team defeated Singaporean Denise Lim 3 – 0 in the quarters, finishing in very, very light wind at the end of the day:
“We didn’t make very good starts, so we had to work well with the tactics to compensate for that”, says Le Berre, who at the debriefing afterwards chose Dutch rising star Renée Groeneveld as her opponent for Sunday’s semi final.
Groeneveld beat World #3 Anna Östling 3 – 1 in their quarterfinal, effectively terminating the Swede’s chances to reach the 2015 WIM Series podium:
“In the match we lost we got a big rope stuck under our keel and rudder, but apart from that misfortune I think we made good starts and played the shifts well” Groeneveld comments.
“We haven’t sailed a lot together before, but now we’re really into the racing, with great boat handling and manoeuvres. The girls did really well today” the Dutch skipper praises.
Australian Katie Spithill took the first two bullets in her quarterfinal against Caroline Sylvan, but then the Swede broke back with a victory in the third race:
“I got the timing wrong when I pushed Caroline over the starting line too early, and then followed her over the line when I didn’t actually have to. It was a brainfade and a silly mistake, but no more mistakes from now on!” Spithill makes clear.
The Aussies, who are now happy to be in the semis in their first regatta since this summer’s World Championship in Middelfart, Denmark, won the fourth quarterfinal match:
“Today was good training in light wind, and we’re ready to fight tomorrow” the skipper says.
The fight for the coveted WIM Series title and the Terry J Kohler Perpetual Trophy will now continue without the Series’ leaders of Epic Racing. However, the American team can still get the title, if Ulrikkeholm Klinkby doesn’t reach the final. Anne-Claire Le Berre can as best finish runner-up in the WIM Series, but only if she wins the Busan event and the Danes finish fourth here in Korea.
Follow the exciting conclusion of the 2015 WIM Series on www.wimseries.com, www.facebook.com/WIMSeries orwww.twitter.com/WIMSeries.
Quarterfinal results in the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, the fourth and final event of the 2015 WIM Series:
Renée Groeneveld, NED – Anna Östling, SWE, 3 – 1
Camilla Ulrikkeholm Klinkby, DEN – Maggie Shea (substituting for Stephanie Roble), USA, 3 – 1
Katie Spithill, AUS – Caroline Sylvan, SWE, 3 – 1
Anne-Claire Le Berre, FRA – Denise Lim, SIN, 3 – 0
Semi final pairings:
Anne-Claire Le Berre, FRA – Renée Groeneveld, NED
Katie Spithill, AUS – Camilla Ulrikkeholm Klinkby, DEN
Le Berre masters shifty Busan breeze – thrilling quarters will see US – Danish showdown
October 30, 2015
With three more wins in Friday’s racing in the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, Anne-Claire Le Berre of France went to 10 – 1 and winning the round-robin stage. The fight for the 2015 WIM Series title will now heat up, as World #1, but Series’ runner-up, Camilla Ulrikkeholm Klinkby chose American leader Maggie Shea in the quarters:
“We want to be able to do the job ourselves. Beating Maggie is the only way we can take the WIM Series” the Dane states.
“We had a good race against Camilla in the round-robin, and we’re happy to see her again” Shea replies.
Friday morning saw a short postponement at the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, the fourth and final event of the 2015 WIM Series, as Regatta Director Alfredo Ricci moved the course from just off of Haeundae Beach to an area closer to the Gwangan Bridge. After just a few minutes with the AP flag flying from the committee boat, the starting sequence commenced in 5 – 7 knots of shifty and puffy breeze, which built to 8 – 12 knots at midday. The shoreline skyscrapers also affected the already unsteady wind:
“It wasn’t that difficult today, as we could clearly see the puffs come rolling down the course, read the wind quite easily and adapt to it” Le Berre comments.
The French World #4 won all three of her Friday matches, finishing the day by defeating compatriot Pauline Courtois, who badly needed a win in that last race to qualify for the quarterfinals:
“We must sail our own race and can’t take into account if the opponent is French or not. We want to win the round-robin, to be able to choose ourselves whom to meet in the quarters” Le Berre explains.
Previously undefeated Katie Spithill saw her first two setbacks today, against Ulrikkeholm Klinkby and Dutch Renée Groeneveld, to finish round-robin runner-up on a 9 – 2 score. But the Aussie wasn’t too upset about her lost matches:
“We made a few mistakes, but it’s better to do them now than later on in the regatta. Pretty much we lost those matches already on the starting line, so we’ll need better prestarts” Spithill analyses.
“It’s a new scorecard now. We’re looking forward to the weekend, and we’re excited to get racing tomorrow” she fills in.
Maggie Shea, substituting for regular Epic Racing skipper, World #2 and WIM Series leader Stephanie Roble, had a tough Friday on the Korean waters, adding two losses to her round-robin score, totalling 7 – 4:
“It wasn’t our best day of racing, but we learned a lot. Actually I’m thankful for the close racing and for the situations that occurred, it’ll help us improve for the weekend” the American skipper says.
Especially grateful for the US mistakes is local hope Sung-Eon Choi, who took her first bullet in her home event by defeating Shea & Co:
“We did a very good start and led all the way around the course, to finish about three boat lengths ahead of the Americans. It was a great feeling!” Choi laughs.
Quarterfinals and semis are planned for Saturday, leaving the final races for Sunday. Three skippers can still win the 2015 WIM Series; Roble/Shea, Ulrikkeholm Klinkby and Swede Anna Östling.
Results in the round-robin of the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, the fourth and final event of the 2015 WIM Series (skipper, nationality, wins – losses):
1. Anne-Claire Le Berre, FRA, 10 – 1
2. Katie Spithill, AUS, 9 – 2
3. Camilla Ulrikkeholm Klinkby, DEN, 8 – 3
4. Maggie Shea (substituting for Stephanie Roble), USA, 7 – 4
5. Caroline Sylvan, SWE, 7 – 4
6. Anna Östling, SWE, 6 – 5
7. Renée Groeneveld, NED, 4,5 – 5
8. Denise Lim, SIN, 4 – 7
9. Pauline Courtois, FRA, 4 – 7
10. Milly Bennett, AUS, 3 – 8
11. Diana Kissane, IRL, 2 – 9
12. Sung Eun Choi, KOR, 1 – 10
Anne-Claire Le Berre, FRA – Denise Lim, SIN
Katie Spithill, AUS – Caroline Sylvan, SWE
Camilla Ulrikkeholm Klinkby, DEN – Maggie Shea (substituting for Stephanie Roble), USA
Anna Östling, SWE – Renée Groeneveld, NED
Spithill undefeated 6 – 0 in Busan – close racing in the round-robin of the WIM Series final
October 29, 2015
Katie Spithill has led her Team Leagues Racing to six straight victories in the round-robin of the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race. After two days of racing the Australian is now the only undefeated skipper in the regatta:
“It was a great day for our team, no mistakes was the key. As long as we keep sailing this way it’ll be just fine” she comments.
Due to very light winds Thursday morning, all racing in the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, the fourth and final event of the 2015 WIM Series, was postponed for quite a while. The Race Committee tried a few times to get the racing going, but didn’t succeed until a rather stable breeze of 10 – 15 knots appeared on the waters just off of the Haeundae Beach in Busan. In the first flight of the day Katie Spithill defeated World #2 Anna Östling of Sweden, and then French Anne-Claire Le Berre had to face the Aussie power:
“We had a close prestart against Anne-Claire, managed to push her over the line and then stay ahead until the finish” Spithill explains.
“A lot of our races today were close, because of the quite shifty conditions. We had to make sure we stayed near our opponents, with no big splits” she clarifies.
The loss against Spithill was the only setback so far in the event for Le Berre and her French Women’s Match Racing Team, now standing on a 7 – 1 score:
“We’ve done a good job, with great crew work and excellent boat handling in the team. But it’s also been very demanding, and we’ll certainly be happy to go to bed tonight” Le Berre smiles, praising the K30.s that are sailed in the event.
“It’s a powerful boat even in not so much wind, but there isn’t a lot of space for the middle crew, they often bump into each other.”
The WIM Series leaders of the American team Epic Racing had another couple of good races Thursday, winning three matches and losing only their fight against Le Berre & Co:
“The French sailed really well today, executing their game plan when I messed up at the top mark” skipper Maggie Shea says, praising her team.
“We had a lot of fun and even when I made some mistakes it wasn’t a big drama. Everything worked out smoothly and we had great tactical calls, so I just drove the bus” she smiles.
The round-robin of the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, the fourth and final event of the 2015 WIM Series, is planned to conclude Friday, followed by the knock-out stages over the weekend.
Standings in the round-robin of the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, the fourth and final event of the 2015 WIM Series (skipper, nationality, wins – losses):
1. Katie Spithill, AUS, 6 – 0
2. Anne-Claire Le Berre, FRA, 7 – 1
3. Maggie Shea (substituting for Stephanie Roble), USA, 7 – 2
4. Anna Östling, SWE, 5 – 3
5. Camilla Ulrikkeholm Klinkby, DEN, 3 – 2
5. Caroline Sylvan, SWE, 3 – 2
7. Pauline Courtois, FRA, 2 – 3
8. Denise Lim, SIN, 3 – 6
9. Renée Groeneveld, NED, 2,5 – 5
10. Milly Bennett, AUS, 2 – 6
11. Diana Kissane, IRL, 1 – 5
12. Sung Eun Choi, KOR, 0 – 6
Shea takes command in Busan – WIM Series leader on four wins after tricky first day
October 28, 2015
The Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race kicked off Wednesday with tricky winds and some current on the waters just off of Haeundae Beach. The American WIM Series leaders of Epic Racing mastered the delicate conditions well, posting four wins and just one loss:
“The starts were especially challenging, but my crew did a fantastic job. They crushed it today” smiles Maggie Shea, substituting for regular skipper Stephanie Roble at the Korean event.
After a 1,5 hours postponement early Wednesday morning waiting on a sail repair, racing in the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, the fourth and final event of the 2015 WIM Series, got underway. The waters just off of the stunning and crowded Haeundae Beach, offered winds that changed a lot in both strength and direction, with some big holes on the course. With a little current added, the formula for challenging and exciting racing definitely was at hand:
“It was really shifty and really puffy. I made a few errors and lost a boat length or two in some situations, but my crew were able to get us back with trimming, boat speed and boat handling. Each race could have gone either way at some points, but they executed what we wanted” Maggie Shea praises, admitting:
“We certainly miss Steph. I have an appreciation now for how hard it is to drive these big boats.”
World #1 and WIM Series titleholder Camilla Ulrikkeholm Klinkby is trailing Epic Racing, 7 points behind in the Series’ standings. The Danes won one match less than the Americans this first day of racing in Busan, but are still confident:
“There are many races to go, so we’re not worried. The first races in a new boat are always a bit difficult, but I think we did quite well in the shifty breeze. I made a stupid mistake in one of the prestarts, but apart from that I’m not very disappointed” says the Danish skipper.
Swedish World #6 Caroline Sylvan is racing with a partly new crew for this regatta, and lost her initial races against Ulrikkeholm Klinkby and Shea, but followed up with three straight wins after that:
“It seems like we needed a couple of races to get going, but now everything works fine and we’re happy with our first day here in Busan. We’re trying to have fun, taking one race at a time and learning a lot from every situation” she comments.
Fellow Swede Anna Östling, Katie Spithill of Australia and French Anne-Claire Le Berre raced just two matches each today, but they all managed to win both. This trio is now the only undefeated teams in the event.
Standings in the round-robin of the Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race, the fourth and final event of the 2015 WIM Series (skipper, nationality, wins – losses):
Maggie Shea (substituting for Stephanie Roble), USA, 4 – 1
Camilla Ulrikkeholm Klinkby, DEN, 3 – 2
Caroline Sylvan, SWE, 3 – 2
Anna Östling, SWE, 2 – 0
Anne-Claire Le Berre, FRA, 2 – 0
Katie Spithill, AUS, 2 – 0
Pauline Courtois, FRA, 2 – 3
Denise Lim, SIN, 2 – 3
Renée Groeneveld, NED, 0,5 – 3
Milly Bennett, AUS, 0 – 2
Diana Kissane, IRL, 0 – 2
Sung Eun Choi, KOR, 0 – 2
Team Leagues Racing
Katie Spithill – skipper, Alessandra Angelini – main/tactic, Jessica Eastwell – trimmer, Kate Lathouras – trim/pit, Aimee Famularo – trim/pit, Stacey Jackson – bow
Team Tiger Racing
2015 Team: Milly Bennett – skipper, Alice Tarnawski – main/tactic, Lauren Crossman – tactic, Jessica Russell – trimmer, Sarah Parker – trimmer, Kyrra Deane – trimmer, Seldon Coventry – bow
Reports by Women’s International Match Racing Series - pictures by Kim Wolf Photography, 2015