No Racing at WIM Normandie
Published on June 8th, 2019
Le Havre, France (June 8, 2019) – A strong low pressure system passed through Normandy last night with winds exceeding 50 knots and left behind huge waves today. Despite repeated attempts by the race committee to get things started, the race boats never left the harbor and no races were sailing on day two of the Normandie Match Cup – the first event of the 2019 Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM Series) season in Le Havre.
The Normandie Match Cup is raced in the Beneteau First Class 7.5 boats and the intention is to continue the double round robin tomorrow (Sunday) before moving on to the knockout stages. The semi-finals, petite finals and finals will be raced on Monday June 10th.
Results after day 1 of the round-robin (skipper, team name, nationality, wins – losses):
1. Pauline Courtois, Match in Pink by Normandy Elite Team, FRA, 3-0
2. Marinella Laaksonen, L2 Match Racing Team, FIN, 2-0
3. Margot Vennin, Matchmoiselles by Normandy Elite Team, FRA, 3-1
4. Anna Östling, WINGS, SWE, 2-2
5. Marie Björling Duell, Team Marie, SWE, 2-3
6. Chloé Le Bars, No Name Sailing Team, FRA, 1-2
7. Lea Richter Vogelius, Team Kattnakken, DEN, 1-3
8. Margot Riou, APCC Women Sailing Team, FRA, 0-3
Teams Competing in the 2019 Normandie Match Cup:
Match in Pink by Normandy Elite Team
Pauline Courtois, Maëlenn Lemaître, Louise Acker, Sophie Faguet – France
Current World Sailing Ranking: 1
Anna Östling, Annie Wennergren, Linnea Wennergren, Annika Carlunger – Sweden
Current World Sailing Ranking: 3
L2 Match Racing Team
Marinella Laaksonen, Sofia Tynkkynen, Camilla Cedercreutz, Anna Savisaari – Finland
Current World Sailing Ranking: 5
Matchmoiselles by Normandy Elite Team
Margot Vennin, Juliette Dubreuil, Chloé Salou, Sophonie Affagard – France
Current World Sailing Ranking: 7
APCC Women Sailing Team
Margot Riou, Clémentine Hilaire, Tiphaine Ragueneau, Blandine Jaffrain – France
Current World Sailing Ranking: 11
Marie Björling Duell, Anna Holmdahl White, Elisabeth Nilsson, Anna Nordlander – Sweden
Current World Sailing Ranking: 36
No Name Sailing Team
Chloé Le Bars, Jeanne Le Goff, Eliette Ferronnière, Maïwenn Deffontaines – France
Current World Sailing Ranking: 93
Lea Richter Vogelius, Sille Christensen, Vivi Møller, Joan Wester Hansen – Denmark
Current World Sailing Ranking: unranked
Racing in the 2019 Normandie Match Cup is scheduled for June 7-10.
The Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM Series) completed its sixth season in 2018 spreading the knowledge of women sailing and match racing to a broader audience in new places. In 2018, 149 sailors representing 28 teams from 10 countries have competed in WIM Series events, with 10 new skippers and 44 new sailors competing in 2018.
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. Planning continues for the 2019 season.
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.
2019 WIM Series Schedule:
June 7-10 Normandie Match Cup
August 6-10 Women’s Match Racing World Championship (Lysekil Women’s Match)
Source: WIM Series