At the end of Day two of the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship, Anna Kjellberg of Sweden and Claire Leroy of France are leading the competition with only one loss each. With that score the two leaders as well as Swedish Marie Björling are definitely set for the quarterfinals.
The Swedish local Anna Kjellberg and French Claire Leroy won all their matches today putting them on the top of the leaderboard. Three matches remain for the World Champion Leroy and two for Kjellberg in the first Round Robin, but regardless of the result they are sure to make it to the quarterfinals. Marie Björling from Sweden lost one of four matches today and therefore stays closely behind on the leaderboard.
Today was filled with both joy and disappointment for the many Swedish spectators and fans as reigning champion of Lysekil Linda Rahm, ranked four on the ISAF Women's Match Racing World Ranking, won only one of her matches today and will not make it to the quarterfinals.
Five teams will fight for the last three places to the quarterfinals. With today's scoreboard it looks bright for the two Danish teams Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen and Camille Ulrikkeholm. The Danes are used to the boat type DS37 and have both sailed convincingly these first two days. The Australian teams with skippers Katie Spithill and Nicole Sauter, as well as American Sally Barkow also have a chance to proceed to the quarterfinals.
Result day 2: ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship (with ISAF women's match racing world ranking number):
Nine or eight sailed matches of 11 to sail in the first Round Robin
Claire Leroy (1) FRA 7-1 one match less
Anna Kjellberg (10) SWE 8-1
Marie Björling (43) SWE 7-2
Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen (5) DEN 5-3 one match less
Camilla Ulrikkeholm (13) DEN 5-4
Katie Spithill (2) AUS 4-4 one match less
Sally Barkow (7) USA 4-5
Nicole Souter (8) AUS 4-5
Lucy Macgregor (3) GBR 3-5 one match less
Linda Rahm (4) SWE 2-6 one match less
Silke Hahlbrock (6) GER 2-6 one match less
Christelle Philippe (19) FRA 0-9