"We were happy to get a win in our first match, but the second one was a little tougher," said Lewin about her match against Willits. "We tried to get an edge against Debbie, but couldn't. She just sailed a little cleaner."
Lotte Pedersen (DEN), who was also undefeated going into today's final three matches in this inaugural Grade 1 event, lost all three of her pairings. It was a tough day for Pedersen, who is ranked third in the world, as she will now go home.
"We had a tough day, it's true," said Pedersen. "All three of our matches were tough and we are disappointed to not advance."
The skipper many of the spectators are talking about this week is match-racing newcomer Debbie Willits, who sees this event as another learning experience. "We got in by the skin of our teeth," she joked. "To have beaten Paula was a real surprise."
The winner and runner-up will advance into the Qualifying Round of the Bermuda Gold Cup, the fourth event on the Swedish Match Tour, scheduled to begin on Wednesday. They will join the remaining six selected unseeded skippers and the eight seeded skippers in round one of the Bermuda Gold Cup.
Round Robin Resulte
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