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7 March 2007, 09:14 am
Teams Gather In Sydney
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Harken International Women's Match Racing Regatta 2007
Sydney, Australia

Ten teams contesting the ISAF Grade 2 Harken International Women's Match Racing Regatta will gathered at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia tonight, Wednesday 7 March, for the official welcome before tommorrow's first day of racing on Sydney Harbour.
Thursday's forecast is for NW/NE winds at 8/13 knots ahead of a late southerly change piping up to 20/25 knots, conditions which will better suit those eight teams sailing with the extra weight of a fourth crew person.

Friday's outlook is for S/SW breezes at 10/20 knots which are forecast to ease to 5/15 knots on Saturday.

Defending champion Nicky SOUTER is the regatta favourite but is expected to face a stiff challenge for the silverware from her nearest ranked, Jess SMYTH from the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

She also believes RPAYC club mate Nina CURTIS shouldn't be underestimated.

'Nina usually sails with Katie SPITHILL and she could be the dark horse of this regatta,' admitted SOUTER this morning. SOUTER's not at all perturbed by the forecast strong southerly, 'I love the heavy conditions' she said.

Two round robins will be completed in the Rushcutters Bay vicinity from Thursday to Saturday before the semi finals and finals on Sunday 11 March.

Two round robins will be completed before the semi finals and finals on Sunday 11 March.

To make team identification easy for spectators, each team will be given a different coloured spinnaker to fly for the duration of the four-day regatta. The spinnaker draw will be available to download from http://www.cyca.com.au/editorial.asp?key=1550

Competitors

Yacht Club - Helm Crew Crew Crew Nation - ISAF World Ranking

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - Nicky SOUTER, Anna PATTERSON, Lily TAYLOR, Rayshele MARTIN (AUS) - 14
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron - Jess SMYTH, Aimee FAMULARO, Sandy DUBEY, Anna DE FLUITER (NZL) - 17
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia - Meghan ANDREW, Catherine TREW, Katie WEBB (AUS) - 53
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia - Lucinda WHITTY, Tiff FULDE, Kathleen STROINOVSKY, Sarah BILSEL (AUS) - 56
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron - Jan DAWSON, Sonya SWINBURNE, Bex HIELKEMA, Laura HEMINGWAY (NZL) - 63
Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club - Amanda HARGREAVES, Kim DEN BOON, Leah MONCHEUR, Ashleigh WILLIAMS (NZL) - 98
Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club - Nina CURTIS, Kylie MCKILLOP, Sarah WILMOTT, Kristen SHORT AUS)
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron - Samantha OSBORNE, Hannah MORRIS, Amy MULCAHY, Taylor HOLLANDNZL)
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia - Amanda SCRIVENOR, Breanna HOPPE, Josephine ROPER, Rebecca DUNN (AUS)
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia - Alex WARD, Olivia PRICE, Emma CAMPBELL, Emma SUNDERLAND (AUS)

Regatta sponsor Harken Australia www.harken.com.au

Lisa Ratcliff (As Amended By ISAF). Image, Action from 2006 © Luca Villata
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