Osprey Cup holder and leader of the ISAF World Match Race Rankings LEROY began the defence of her title with wins against Ireland's Arabella DENVIR and last year's bronze medallist Giulia CONTI (ITA). Meanwhile 2003 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Champion and holder of the ISAF Grade 1 Swedish Match Cup MILLBOURN was recording victories over Anna TUNNICLIFFE (USA) and DENVIR. Both CONTI and TUNNICLIFFE fought back to record victories in the second flight, whilst KRATZIG and SILVERSTEIN both got the better of the highly ranked Sandy HAYES (USA), with KRATZIG adding a win against Linda HÄRSJÖ (SWE) and SILVERSTEIN one against Katy LOVELL (USA).
The competition is scheduled for a double round robin followed by first to three point semi finals and final, with racing set to continue through until Sunday.
Rolex Osprey Cup Standings
1. Claire LEROY (FRA), 2-0
2. Malin MILLBOURN (SWE), 2-0
3. Elizabeth KRATZIG (USA), 2-0
4. Rachel SILVERSTEIN (USA), 2-0
5. Giulia CONTI (ITA), 1-1
6. Anna TUNNICLIFFE (USA), 1-1
7. Sandy HAYES (USA), 0-2
8. Linda HÄRSJÖ (SWE), 0-2
9. Katy LOVELL (USA), 0-2
10. Arabella DENVIR (IRL), 0-2
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