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Final Race Fight1 (video)

August 20th, 2018|

Macgregor Defends her World Championship Title – Team Mac Wins in Ekaterinburg

August 18th, 2018|

In very tricky conditions, Lucy Macgregor and her British Team Mac with teammates Annie Lush, Nicky Walsh, and Kate Macgregor were declared 2018 Women’s Match Racing World Champions in Ekaterinburg, Russia, defeating the French Match [...]

Great Britain, France, Denmark and Switzerland in the Semi Finals

August 17th, 2018|

Ekaterinburg’s famous Verkh-Isetsky pond keeps presenting the sailors with great challenges and the penultimate day of the 2018 Women’s Match Racing World Championship saw the trend continue as the field was reduced to four teams [...]

Drone Footage of Racing Day Three

August 17th, 2018|

Drone Footage of Racing Day Three at the 2018 Women's Match Racing World Championship. Videos by: FLASHBACK STUDIOS http://www.flashbackstudios.co.nz

Interview with Lucy Macgregor

August 17th, 2018|

Interview with Lucy Macgregor (GBR) on the third day of the 2018 Women's Match Racing World Championship in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Videos by: FLASHBACK STUDIOS http://www.flashbackstudios.co.nz

Another Suspenseful Day at the World Championship

August 16th, 2018|

The top four teams after the round robin earned the rights to play tourist for the day and explore the historic city of Ekaterinburg while the remaining teams fought for the chance to join the [...]

The 2018 Women’s Match Racing World Championship will be held in Ekaterinburg, Russia and will run from 13 – 18 August 2018.

Twelve skippers will be invited to compete in the Ricochet-747 with a crew of four or five members. The defending champion plus two skippers, selected by the organizing authority and World Sailing, will receive a direct invitation to attend the Championship. The remaining invitations will be based on the 15 March 2018 World Sailing World Match Racing Ranking list.

Skippers of 2018 Women’s Match Racing World Championship

Pauline COURTOIS
Pauline COURTOISWorld sailing rank: 2
Country: FRA
Marinella LAAKSONEN
Marinella LAAKSONENWorld sailing rank: 3
Country: FIN
Trine PALLUDAN
Trine PALLUDANWorld sailing rank: 9
Country: DEN
Alexa BEZEL
Alexa BEZELWorld sailing rank: 12
Country: SUI
Lucy MACGREGOR
Lucy MACGREGORWorld sailing rank: 14
Country: GBR
Octavia OWEN
Octavia OWENWorld sailing rank: 15
Country: GBR
Margot VENNIN
Margot VENNINWorld sailing rank: 18
Country: FRA
Margot RIOU
Margot RIOUWorld sailing rank: 21
Country: FRA
Ekaterina KOCHKINA
Ekaterina KOCHKINAWorld sailing rank: 23
Country: RUS
Milena LAVERYCHEVA
Milena LAVERYCHEVAWorld sailing rank: 27
Country: RUS
Alexandra MARTYNOVA
Alexandra MARTYNOVAWorld sailing rank: 33
Country: RUS

Place of the 2018 Women’s Match Racing World Championship

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About the Women’s Match Racing World Championship

The Women’s Match Racing Worlds is an annual event which was first held in Genoa, Italy in 1999 after a successful event was held as part of the 1998 World Sailing World Championship in Dubai, UAE.

Skippers are invited to attend the Championship based on their World Sailing World Match Racing Ranking position.

The winning team at the World Sailing Women’s Match Racing World Championship are crowned World Champions and presented with the Francoise Pascal Memorial – Women’s Match Racing World Championship Trophy. The trophy is named in honour of the late Francoise Pascal, a former Vice-President of the Fédération Française de Voile and a hugely influential figure in the growth of women’s match racing.

The first, second and third place overall team receive World Sailing Gold, Silver and Bronze medals respectively. In addition, the first-placed skipper following the round robins is presented with the World Sailing Nucci Novi Ceppellini Memorial Trophy. The trophy is named after Nucci Novi Ceppellini, World Sailing Vice-President from 1998-2008, who passed away in February 2008 after many years dedicated to the sport, with women’s match racing one of her particular passions.

Great Britain was crowned recent 2017 Women’s Match Racing World Champions, sailed by; Lucy Macgregor, Silja Frost, Rosie Watkins, Imogen Stanley, Charlotte Lawrence.

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