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Swiss International Women's Match 2018 © Cyrill Sipka
Swiss International Women's Match 2018 © Cyrill Sipka

Swiss International Women’s Match 2018

Between the 31st of October and the 3rd of November, the world’s best female match racers gathered in Ascona to compete in the Swiss International Women’s Match. Despite heavy rain and tricky wind conditions an impressive 66 matches were completed on Lago Maggiore.

The start of the regatta belonged to top ranked skipper Pauline Courtois and her team Match in Pink by Normandie Elite Team from France. But the end of the competition belonged to another Frenchwoman, the former world champion, and Olympian, Claire Leroy. Leroy and her Mermaid Sailing Team beat Danish skipper Trine Palludan 2-0 in the semifinals to claim the top of the podium.

At second place in the competition we find the Swiss Team ChicaCER helmed by Laurane Metteraux. Metteraux managed to place a penalty on Courtois in the one semifinal that was sailed between the two teams.

12 teams from Denmark, Finland, France, Sweden and Switzerland competed in the inaugural Swiss International Women’s Match in Ascona, Switzerland. A regatta organized by Yacht Club Locarno in collaboration with Porto Patriziale Ascona and the Swiss Sailing League, is one out of five events on the women’s world tour of match racing, WIM Series.

Between the 31st of October and the 3rd of November, the world’s best female match racers gathered in Ascona to compete in the Swiss International Women’s Match. Despite heavy rain and tricky wind conditions an impressive 66 matches were completed on Lago Maggiore.

The start of the regatta belonged to top ranked skipper Pauline Courtois and her team Match in Pink by Normandie Elite Team from France. But the end of the competition belonged to another Frenchwoman, the former world champion, and Olympian, Claire Leroy. Leroy and her Mermaid Sailing Team beat Danish skipper Trine Palludan 2-0 in the semifinals to claim the top of the podium.

At second place in the competition we find the Swiss Team ChicaCER helmed by Laurane Metteraux. Metteraux managed to place a penalty on Courtois in the one semifinal that was sailed between the two teams.

12 teams from Denmark, Finland, France, Sweden and Switzerland competed in the inaugural Swiss International Women’s Match in Ascona, Switzerland. A regatta organized by Yacht Club Locarno in collaboration with Porto Patriziale Ascona and the Swiss Sailing League, is one out of five events on the women’s world tour of match racing, WIM Series.

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