2010 St Quay International Women Match Race
St Quay Portrieux, France
It was an all-French final at the 2010 St Quay International Women Match Race in Saint Quay-Portrieux, France with Anne-Claire Le Berre taking on Julie Bossard for the victory.
The final day of racing in St. Quay Portrieux, France, saw light and shifty conditions all day for the semis and finals. The four semi-finalists were decided after another beautiful day where nine flights were sailed to complete the third and fourth round robins) in 8-14 knots of shifty breeze under partly cloudy skies.
In the first semi-final, Anne-Claire Le Berre
(FRA) defeated the Spanish team skippered by Silvia Roca
after a real tussle, eventually taking the crucial fifth match to win 3-2. Julie Bossard
(FRA) also faced a Spanish skipper in the second semi-final in which she despatched Tamara Echegoyen
This lined up an all-Spanish petit-final and an all-French final. Silvia Roca made short work or Echegoyen, winning two matches back to back to take third place overall.
The final between Le Berre and Bossard was not so clinical. Bossard won the first two races and was leading on the final run of the third. It looked like victory was hers but Bossard pulled back to win the crucial third race and then the next two as well to finish the event as champion.
1. Anne-Claire Le Berre (FRA)
2. Julie Bossard (FRA)
3. Silvia Roca Mata (ESP)
4. Tamara Echegoyen (ESP)
5. Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN)
6. Katie Archer (GBR)
7. Morgane Fountaine (FRA)