Pauline Courtois and her ‘Match in Pink’ Normandie team from France have won the 2022 EUROSAF Women’s European Match Racing Championship in Corfu, Greece. The event is stage 3 of the 2022 Women’s World Match Racing Tour.
Courtois and team beat Dutch skipper Renee Groeneveld 2-0 in a close first-to-two-points final in light winds.
After a wait ashore yesterday morning at the Corfu Sailing Club, the race committee doubted if there would be any breeze at all for the final day. Fortunately a light 2-4 knot southerly filled over the bay under the Old Fortress of Corfu to start the final and a shortened first-to-one-point Petit-Final.
Meeting in the Petit-Final were New Zealand’s Celia Willison/ Edge Racing and Margot Vennin/ Match Moiselles from France. After a near photo finish, Margot Vennin held the lead to clinch the single point, and 3rd place for the regatta.
As the quarter-finals and semi-finals had to be cut from the format due to the typically light winds on Saturday, the final standings for 5th -12th position were taken from the round robin qualifying stage;
EUROSAF Women’s European Championship 2022 – Final Standings
1. Pauline Courtois (FRA) – Match in Pink by Normandy Elite Team
2. Renee Groenevel (NED) – Dutch Match Racing Team
3. Margot Vennin (FRA) – Matchmoiselles
4. Celia Willison (NZL) – Edge Womens Match
5. Lea Vogelius (DEN) – Team Kattnakken
6. Sophie Otter (GBR) – Otter Racing
7. Juliet Costanzo (AUS) – Easy Tiger Racing
8. Ali Morrish (GBR) – Five by Five
9. Margot Riou (FRA) – APCC Women’s Sailing Team
10. Laurane Mettraux (SUI) – CER – Ville de Genève
11. Sofia Matsikidou (GRE)
12. Sara Edholm (SWE) – Team Sparkling Unicorns
About Women’s World Match Racing Tour
The Women’s World Match Racing Tour was launched in 2022 to continue the hugely successful legacy of the WIM Series (Women’s International Match Racing Series) providing a global match racing series for female sailors. The name of the WIM Series has been changed and re-launched as the Women’s World Match Racing Tour with it’s continued mission to expand and strengthen global match racing and promote opportunities for competitive women’s sailing at every level. The Women’s World Match Racing Tour is the world’s first and only professional sailing series for women providing a valuable pathway for aspiring female world champions in the sport of sailing. womenswmrt.com
EUROSAF, the European Sailing Federation, aims to serve the interests of national sailing federations by acting at a continental level. It develops and coordinates projects and events throughout Europe with sailors at the centre of its attention. As the organisation encompassing European national sailing federations, it focuses on international cooperation and promotion of sailing. The EUROSAF office is located in Neusiedl am See, Austria, in the Sailing Centre of the Austrian Sailing Federation.
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