Day three of the third annual Buddy Melges Challenge saw the completion of the Round Robin and the beginning of the Quarter-Final Knockout Stage.
Nicky Souter and her Australian team remained undefeated through the round robin, but perhaps showed some vulnerability as she was over early in her first quarter-final match with Renata Decnop (BRA) and suffered her first loss of the regatta. She recovered and won the second match to tie the series 1-1.
In the second quarter-final, Julie Bossard (FRA) leads Olivia Price (AUS) 2-0. The third quarter-final saw Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) go over early in her first match but she recovered and holds a 2-0 lead over Ru Wang (CHN). In the fourth quarter-final Genny Tulloch (USA) won the first match and Anne-Claire Le Berre (FRA) tied it up 1-1 with a win in the second.
The day began with 10-15 knots of Northwest breeze and sunshine. As the day progressed the wind clocked to the Northeast and the velocity dropped down to 4-6 by the end of the day.
The quarter-finals will conclude tomorrow and be followed by the semi-finals and 5-8 sail offs. The Finals and Petit Finals will be sailed on Saturday.
Standings After Day Three, Round Robin:
Nicky Souter (AUS) 15 wins - 0 losses
Olivia Price (AUS) 13-2
Anna Tunnicliffe (USA) 13-2
Anne-Claire Le Berre (FRA) 11-4
Genny Tulloch (USA) 11-4
Ru Wang (CHN) 10-5
Julie Bossard (FRA) 8-7
Renata Decnop (BRA) 7-8
Stephanie Roble (USA) 6-9
Juliana Senfft (BRA) 6-9
Becca Dellenbaugh (USA) 5-10
Sharon Ferris-Choat (CAN) 4-11
Juliana Mota (BRA) 4-11
Caroline Sylvan (SWE) 4-11
Martina Silva (ARG) 3-12
Jinnie Gordon (CAN) 0-15