BARKOW and BAYLIS, both former winners of the championship and both also former ISAF Women's Match Racing World Champions, swept all before them on the opening day. However with a double round robin scheduled to decide the four semi-finalists, plenty of racing remains before either of them can be assured a place in the knockout stages.
The international challenge is led by world #1 Claire LEROY (FRA) on a 4-2 record, whilst Katie SPITHILL (AUS), the defending champion, and Christelle PHILIPPE (FRA) also both started well on 4-3 scores.
The world-class match racing continues in Annapolis through to the finals on 2 June. New this year, spectators will be able to tune their VHF radios to channel 78 for live commentary on the races as they happen.
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