17 November 2019

Sailing: Women continue form at World Cup in Palma

April 5, 2012

The third day of the World Cup series sailing in Palma, and British boats are still occupying many of the top spots in the women’s events.

Helena Lucas maintained her second place overall in the 2.4mR Paralympic class with Megan Pascoe currently in fourth after six races, while the “Sailing Sophies” Weguelin and Ainsworth continued their Impressive form in the 470 Women’s event.

They relinquished the overall lead to the French duo of Emmanuelle Rol and Helene Defrance, but are still counting all results inside the top ten to remain in the hunt at the midway point.

The women’s match racing trio of Lucy Macgregor, Annie Lush and Kate Macgregor won three out of three of their gold group matches today, with two more to go on Thursday to determine their seeding for the knockout quarter-final stage.

And Charlotte Dobson has improved to 14th overall in the Laser Radial event, with Alison Young currently in 28th.

However Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark (pictured) had what they cited as a ‘chronic’ day. It started promisingly when they crossed the line sixth in race one, only to have been judged over the start line early, before compounding their frustration with a 37th from race two to end the day in 28th overall.

Racing at the Palma World Cup regatta continues through until Saturday 7 April.

More info: www.rya.org.uk/skandiateamgbr or follow them on Twitter for race updates: @skandiateamgbr

Lizzie Flint, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine

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