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26 August 2011, 10:56 am
Souter Defeated But Remains In Control At Buddy Melges Challenge
Sweden's Caroline Sylvan
Sweden's Caroline Sylvan

The Buddy Melges Challenge
Sheboygan, USA

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
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