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17 May 2013, 10:05 pm
Macgregor Consolidates As Bossard And Roble Find Form In St. Quay
Tight at the top
Tight at the top

St Quay Women Match Racing
St Quay Portrieux, France

Great Britain's Lucy Macgregor remains at the top in at the Saint Quay Women's Match Race with Julie Bossard (FRA) and Stephanie Roble (USA) just one victory behind
When racing continued in Saint Quay-Portrieux, France Macgregor won all her matches but two, keeping her top position with an impressive 12 - 2 record after a still unfinished second round-robin.

Local sailor Bossard and Roble defeated the British sailor on the second day, and with a 11-4 record respectively they are now just behind.

Despite losing two matches Macgregor thinks she and her team had a really good day, "We sailed better and better as the day went on, but just as on the opening day we had to come from behind a couple of times."

Bossard, who is from neighbour city Saint Brieuc, used her knowledge of the local conditions to climb up the scoreboard, after losing just a single match during Friday's races.

"I'm actually in an Olympic campaign in 49er FX right now, so I didn't know until very late that we could participate here in Saint Quay. Now we have got our teamwork together and found the speed too," the French sailor said, especially thinking of her match against Macgregor.

On her victory over the leading Brit Bossard added, "There was a lot of fighting in the start, but no penalties were given. When the gun went off both boats lacked speed and were on different tacks, so it was a split start. We led at the first crossing and could then, thanks to better upwind speed, defend the advantageous starboard side of the course to stretch out our lead even further."

Macgregor further added, "Unfortunately we got the wrong side at the first beat, and once behind it was really hard to fight back and get round them."

Anna Kjellberg of Sweden and Klaartje Zuiderbaan, The Netherlands, are tied on fourth place with nine wins and six losses. The latter lost four matches winning three on Friday.

"Looking at the results it was worse than yesterday, but my impression is we sailed better today," said the Dutch sailor. "Except for a few timing mistakes by myself. And we definitely came off the water with a good feeling."

Leader board
1. Lucy Macgregor (GBR) 12-2
2. Julie Bossard (FRA) 11-4
3. Stephanie Roble (USA) 11-4
4. Anna Kjellberg (SWE) 9-6
5. Klaartje Zuiderbaan (NED) 9-6
6. Claudie Pierce (NZL) 6-8
7. Caroline Sylvan (SWE) 6-9
8. Milly Bennett (AUS) 5-9
9. Alexa Bezel (SUI) 4-11
10. Morgane Dreau (FRA) 0-14

Full Results
Joakim Hermansson (As Amended by ISAF)
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