The round-robin ended in spectacular fashion with the last quarter-final spot not decided until the last flight and the quarter-finals kicked off. Eight teams moved on including the Swedish teams of Anna Östling and Johanna Bergqvist.
Day Two of Lysekil Women's Match commenced with the 11th flight of the round-robin, and the light and shifting conditions caused some delays. When the wind finally picked up, Danish Henriette Koch emerged as the strongest competitior out on the course to climb to the top of the leaderboard.
Last year’s WIM Series winner Pauline Courtois and her crew maintain a perfect track record having won all of her matches during the first day here in Lysekil and is at the top of the score board. But it is a close race behind her with four teams tied for second place behind the French team. Video Producer: WIM Racing Series
Highlights from final day of racing at the 2018 Helsinki Women's Match with the semi's and final head to head with Team Kattnakken coming out on top at the first event of the 2018 WIM Series.
The 2018 series is scheduled with events in Finland, Sweden, Russia and the US Virgin Islands. This year marks the sixth consecutive season of the WIM Series, the world’s first and only women’s professional sailing series founded in 2012.
An incredible final day at the Base de loisirs de Bédanne, as the sun came out and the crowds followed to see the final day of racing at the 2017 International Bédanne’s Cup and see the champions decided for the 2017 Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM Series).
Day Three at the International Bédanne’s Cup and the aim was to complete the double round robin. This would set the stage for the quarter-finals and see who would win the right to skip the quarter-finals and go straight to the semis.
The conditions turned blustery on small Lake Bedanne in Normandy for the second day of racing at the International Bedanne’s Cup – the final event of the 2017 Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM Series). But change of conditions did not deter local skipper Pauline Courtois..
Despite the cold temperatures, the sailors all had sunny smiles during the first day of racing at the 2017 Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM Series) final event – the International Bedanne’s Cup. The local team of top ranked French skipper Pauline Courtois leads the way with six wins and one loss in her home waters.
Dutch Olympian Renée Groeneveld and her crew won Lysekil Women’s Match, the second stop on the 2017 WIM Series, by beating Pauline Courtois, FRA, 3 – 1 in the final. Defending Champion, Anna Östling, took the bronze after a 2 – 0 score..
World No.1, Anna Östling, won the Swedish battle against Caroline Sylvan in their Lysekil Women’s Match Quarter-Final. Trine Palludan (DEN), Pauline Courtois (FRA) and Renée Groeneveld (NED) follow Östling to the Semi-Final.
In bright sunshine and shifty westerly winds, the conclusion of the round-robin stage of the Lysekil Women’s Match the second round of the 2017 WIM Series. Trine Palludan of the Royal Danish Yacht Club took nine matches winning emphatically.
The wind, the spectators and finally also the sunshine, came to Lysekil Women’s Match, the second event on the 2017 WIM Series. Trine Palludan from the Royal Danish Yacht Club picked up another couple of matches, and is still undefeated..
The second stop of the 2017 WIM Series saw a dramatically different day from the blustery practice day yesterday. Very light and shifty winds led to postponements, long waiting and fewer matches than scheduled as Lysekil Women’s Match kicked off..
For a second day, the thunderstorms rushed the sailors off of the water, but not before Lucy Macgregor (GBR) and her Team Mac with teammates Silja Lehtinen Frost, Rosie Watkins, Imogen Stanley, and Charlotte Lawrence were declared 2017 Women’s Champs
Before thunderstorms abruptly ended the racing in Helsinki, there were some exciting matches in the Quarter-Finals of the 2017 Women’s Match Racing World Championship. The results went “according to form” as the top four from the round robin stage came out on top in each of their pairs.
Eight of the top teams in the world will move on to the second stage and keep their dreams of a World Championship title alive while six teams had their hopes defeated. Lucy Macgregor (GBR) put an exclamation point on her team’s round robin by winning all of her matches today and remaining undefeated.
The girls are back for 2017 with their Women's International Match Racing Series and in Helsinki for the World's. Former World Champions leading the way - Lucy Macgregor (GBR) alongside her tactician, Silja (Lehtinen) Frost (FIN), undefeated at the end of Day Two.
The girls are back for 2017 with their Women's International Match Racing Series and in Helsinki for the World's. The local teams seemed to take to the conditions a little better than some of the higher-ranked international teams as the local Pen & Hammer Sailing Team skippered by Mikaela Fors (FIN) took an early win over the current World Champions, Team Anna, skippered by Anna Östling (SWE).
The now infamous WIM Racing Series Challenge - this time 'health and safety' were not around to intervene when the girls got out their machetes and coconuts... Watch out for fingerless gloves next season!
The 2016 WIM Series Finale arrives in Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Olympic match racing star Renee Groeneveld and her Dutch team of Annemieke Bes, Lobke Berkhout and Mijke Lievens, won their first WIM Series event ever.
The 2016 WIM Series Finale arrives in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Within arm’s reach of the Charlotte Amalie shoreline, the world-class crews threw around their boats in breath-taking manoeuvres.
The 2016 WIM Series Finale arrives in Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. The Dutch match racing star earned her right to select quarterfinal opponent by winning the round-robin 10 – 1.
The 2016 WIM Series Finale arrives in Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Renee Groeneveld is leading the Carlos Aguilar Match Race, the 5th and final event of the 2016 WIM Series, after the first day of round-robin.
The 2016 WIM Series Finale arrives in Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. Twelve top teams and five of them in the run for overall podium places. Time to shake off the cobwebs and get racing.
Australian Katie Spithill has been to every Busan Cup Women’s International Match Race since the inaugural event in 2008, except for the single year she had her daughter.
Its Korea's time to challenge the rest of the WIM sailors to some traditional fun and games - not all about racing but some time out with shoe throwing, chopstick wars and skipping ropes...strange but true.
It was cold, rainy, wet and not very windy, but yet an eventful and really exciting Friday on the waters just outside Haeundae Beach in Busan, Korea. Claire Leroy (FRA), Lucy Macgregor (GBR), Anna Ostling (SWE) and Katie Spithill (AUS) went through..
Experience, experience and nothing but experience, that’s what really counts when it comes to match racing, the chess game of sailing. And Claire Leroy has got loads of it, with two World Championship titles, several years as number one...
In her last Wednesday match Australian skipper Katie Spithill and her Team Leagues Racing, put an end to Danish skipper Trine Palludan's winning streak in the Busan Cup Women's International Match Race, the 4th event of the 2016 WIM Series.
rine Palludan early leader in Busan – Danish substitute skipper beat World Champ Anna Ostling. As the round-robin in the 4th event of the 2016 WIM Series kicked of in Busan today, Trine Palludan led her crew to four straight victories.
Anna Ostling with crew Annie and Linnea Wennergren are the 2016 Women’s Match Racing World Champions. In the Buddy Melges Challenge, the 3rd event of the 2016 WIM Series, the Swedes defeated Anne-Claire Le Berre, Mathilde Geron and Alice Ponsar...
Stephanie Roble and her Epic Racing kept their firm grip of the Buddy Melges Challenge, the third event of the 2016 WIM Series and also the Women’s World Match Racing Championship, through Saturday’s racing. The US team won the round-robin stage...
Its America's time to challenge the rest of the WIM sailors to some traditional fund and games - not all about racing but some time out with donuts, string, eggs and flipping cups...strange but true.
The Buddy Melges Challenge, the 3rd event of the 2016 WIM Series and also the Women’s World Match Racing Championship, finally got underway Friday. With a dozen flights sailed, Wisconsinite Stephanie Roble has taken the lead on her home waters...
Slightly off the wall and light hearted events at the WIM Racing Series. Team Sylvan challenge Alexa Bezel, Camilla Ulrikkeholm and Stephanie Roble in a typical Swedish midsummer game - sack and potato racing.
Finals Day of the WIM Series at Lysekil with host, Frida Zetterstrom, gives you the highlights from the Womens Match Racing Tour. After five years of Danish triumph in Lysekil Women’s Match, local hope Anna Ostling finally sailed to success.
Quarter Finals Day of the WIM Series at Lysekil with host, Frida Zetterstrom, gives you the highlights from the Womens Match Racing Tour. Quarters decided – Ulrikkeholm Klinkby, Meldgaard, Roble and Ostling to Semi Finals.
Day 3 of the WIM Series at Lysekil with host, Frida Zetterstrom, gives you the highlights from the Womens Match Racing Tour. Round robin finish and last eight are decided..
Day 2 of the WIM Series at Lysekil with host, Frida Zetterstrom, gives you the highlights from the Womens Match Racing Tour. Johanna Bergqvist, the rookie, sensationally beat World No 1, Anna Ostling.
The Womens International Match Racing Series arrives in Sweden - Frida Zetterstrom gives everyone an insight to the week's regatta as Day One racing was called off due to adverse wind conditions.
The Women's International Match Racing Series competitors have the ultimate challenge - the classic Finnish sauna. Just shows you all that it isn't all fun at these regattas!
Final Day with Liz Baylis (WIM Series Manager) and Peik Astrom (Event Manager) giving you the low down on the events on the Helsinki waterfront. Team Anna (SWE) took at decisive win over Team Courtois (FRA) so congratulations go to Anna Ostling...
Day Two and Stage 1 - Round Robin of the WIM Racing Series in Helsinki, Finland. Teams competing from, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, France, Finland and Ireland compete for their place in the semi-finals.
Pauline Courtois (FRA) secures her first semi-final in the WIM Series after the third day of sailing here in Helsinki alongside Camilla Ulrikkeholm(DEN), Anna Ostling (SWE) and Renee Groenveld (NED).
Semi Finals at the Womens International Match Racing in Helsinki, Finland. Light winds for the final four teams with Pauline Courtois (FRA) vs Renee Groenveld (NED) and Anna Ostling (SWE) vs Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) battle it out..
The sun is out in Helsinki with tight matches all round. Liz Baylis, Series Manager, brings us up to date with the racing news. Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) has a clean sweep undefeated for the day.