Match Race Germany - Alpari World Match Racing Tour
17 May 13
A lengthy day on Lake Constance marked the start of Match Race Germany and the opening round of the 2013 Alpari World Match Racing Tour. With the wind off Langenargen just strong enough to sail but rarely getting above 10 knots, the organisers ripped through ten flights of the qualifying round, bringing all of the 12 international teams up to five races sailed.
Lijia Xu (CHN) clinched the first gold for a Chinese and Asian sailor in a dinghy at London 2012 and was nominated for ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year. Here Xu talks about her nomination and the final race.