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Growth continues for the WIM Series

Published on December 23rd, 2018

The Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM Series) completed its sixth season spreading the knowledge of women sailing and match racing to a broader audience in new places.

Since the start in 2013, the WIM Series held 28 events in 10 countries for 482 sailors from 85 teams from 25 countries. The 2018 season included five events in five countries, including two new venues.

In 2018, 149 sailors representing 28 teams from 10 countries have competed in our events, with 10 new skippers and 44 new sailors competing in 2018.

Planning is underway for the 2019 season with details to follow.

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Background:
The Women’s International Match Racing Association (WIMRA) was formed in 1996 and is an international association of women sailors whose mission is to expand and strengthen global match racing and promote opportunities for competitive women’s sailing at every level.

WIMRA created the first and only professional sailing series for women in 2013 – the Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM Series). The WIM Series delivers a global circuit of competition to test the world’s best sailors in a format of round robin and knock-out matches.

2018 WIM Series Schedule:
June 25-29: Helsinki Women’s Match – Helsinki, Finland (J/80)
August 6-11: Lysekil Women’s Match – Lysekil, Sweden (Fareast 28r)
August 14-18: Women’s Match Racing World Championship – Ekaterinburg, Russia (Ricochet 747)
October 30-November 3: Swiss International Women’s Match – Ascona, Switzerland (J/70)
November 29-Decenber 2: Carlos Aguilar Match Race – St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (IC 24)

2018 WIM Series Final Standings:
1. Match in Pink by Normandy Elite Team, Pauline Courtois – FRA, 92
2. Team Kattnakken, Trine Palludan / Henriette Koch – DEN, 85
3. Team Bergqvist Match Racing, Johanna Bergqvist – SWE, 58
4. L2 Match Racing Team, Marinella Laaksonen – FIN, 56
5. Swiss Women Match Racing Team, Alexa Bezel – SUI, 46
6. Team Anna, Anna Östling – SWE, 42
7. Mermaid Sailing Team / New Sweden Match Racing Team, Claire Leroy – FRA, 41
8. Matchmoiselles by Normandy Elite Team, Margot Vennin – FRA, 40
9. APCC Women Sailing Team, Margot Riou – FRA, 37
10. Team Mac, Lucy Macgregor – GBR, 25
11. ProKaTeam Sailing Team, Ekaterina Kochkina – RUS, 24
12. Team Sköna Vibbisar, Antonia Degerlund – FIN, 24
13. Athena Racing, Octavia Owen – GBR, 23
14. ChicaCER, Laurane Mettraux – SUI, 22
15. Swedish Women’s Match Racing Team, Sanna Mattsson – SWE, 22
16. Peregrine Racing, Linnea Floser / Hanna Ericksson – SWE, 21
17. Dutch Match Racing Team, Renée Groeneveld – NED, 20
18. Team BAAM!, Allie Blecher – USA, 16
19. Stockholm Match Racing Team, Sanna Häger – SWE, 15
20. Women On Water, Henriette Koch – DEN, 14
21. BERGAUF Sailing Team, Milena Laverycheva – RUS, 12
22. NZ Match, Celia Willison – NZL, 12
23. As One, Janel Zarkowsky – USA, 10
24. BornToSail, Alexandra Martynova – RUS, 10
25. Team Skogman, Jassi Skogman – FIN, 8
26. Caribbean Wind Racing, Morgan Collins – USA, 7
27. Team Nielsen, Helena Nielsen – SWE, 5

Source: WIM Series

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