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3 May 2011, 04:43 pm
World's Best Match Racers Head To Alicante For Open de España
Piere-Antoine MORVAN
Piere-Antoine Morvan

Alicante, Spain
VIII Open de España

Some of the world's top International Match Racing sailors will make the trip to Calpe, Alicante, Spain for the Open de España from 3-14 May.
Real Club Náutico Calpe will hold the Grade 1 VIII Open de España from 3-7 May and XIII International Women Match Race Criterium from 4-8.

The VIII Open de España de Match Race, that will take place in Calpe, Alicante, Spain from 3-7 May, will see some of the world's top ranked match racers.

Four of the world's top ten match racing sailors will compete. World #5 Ian Williams (GBR), World #6 Bjorn Hansen (SWE), World #8 Pierre-Antoine Morvan (FRA) and World #9 Philip Robertson (NZL) are all set to compete. Warren Jones Regatta winner and World #43 Evan Walker (AUS) is also set to compete.

XIII Criterium Internacional Femenino will start on 4 May and will last until 8 May.

An equally impressive women's field is also set to compete with World #10 Anne-Claire Le Berre (FRA), who is currently eighth in the ISAF Sailing World Cup Women's Match Racing Standings, signed up to sail. World #11 and compatriot Julie Bossard is also set to sail.
Jordi Carrasco
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