Elliott News

Dutch win Gold in Womens Match Racing

20 Sep 2009

The gold medal for the Women�s Match Racing in the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta has been won by the Dutch team of Renee Groeneveld , Annemieke Bes and Brechtje van der Werf. They beat the strong British crew of Lucy Macgregor, Annie Lush and Ally Martin by two races to one. Groeneveld said This is a new team, so we did not really know what to expect, but we have done a good job in training and we have been learning fast this summer. She added We are very happy this is the last World Cup of the year and it is a nice way to go into the winter. Macgregor said: We are delighted with the result, but we were a bit frustrated with our racing, although we pulled together well as a team. Today the wind was lighter and we were not quite as strong in those conditions. US team Anna Tunnicliffe, Molly Vandemoer and Alice Manard beat Claire Leroy and French crew 2 to 1 in the battle for bronze.