"We are very happy for the breeze that has come to Lysekil. More wind gives us the opportunity to race more aggressively in the prestarts, and because of that we have won a lot today," Ulrikkeholm smiles.
Ulrikkeholm raced extraordinary well during Thursdays' races in Lysekil. She passed undefeated through the quarterfinal round-robin of six crews. "Our starts went very well. On the course I felt that the wind was steadier than before, making it less expensive to choose the wrong way," she explains.
In the other semi-final Australian Nicky Souter, champion in Lysekil 2009, raced against the other Danish semi-final sailor Trine Abrahamsen. Their matches were closer and more interesting for all the spectators on the rocks surrounding the race area as it ended 1-1.
"It was really exciting today, with a little bit of wind," said Souter, who won Fridays' last semi-final match after passing Trine Abrahamsen on the downwind, just before the finish line.
"I thought there was more pressure coming on our side of the course, but that never happened," Trine explains.
If Ulrikkeholm reaches the final, she would very much like to face her fellow club member of the Royal Danish Yacht Club. "We're not there yet, but that would be fun," she smiles. "At the other hand we're ready to fight anyone - now we just want to win!"
Results after two Semi Final matches in Lysekil Women's Match 2011. Semifinals
continue Saturday. Three victories to qualify for the final:
Camilla Ulrikkeholm, DEN - Stephanie Roble, USA, 2 - 0
Trine Abrahamsen, DEN - Nicole Souter, AUS, 1 - 1
Results from Quarter Finals of Lysekil Women's Match 2011.
1. Camilla Ulrikkeholm, DEN, 5 segrar - 0 förluster
2. Nicole Souter, AUS, 4 - 1
3. Trine Julie Abrahamsen, DEN, 3 - 2
4. Stephanie Roble, USA, 2 - 3
5. Karin Hagström, SWE, 1 - 4
6. Silvia Roca Mata, ESP, 0 - 5