Midsummer Match Cup in Skärhamn and GKSS Match Cup Sweden at Marstrand have been decided. Now Lysekil Women’s Match, the official Women’s Match Racing World Championship, will be the next big sailing event on the Swedish west coast.
Less than four weeks remain to the first start of Lysekil Women’s Match 2019. The summer has been full of exciting match racing so far and with Midsummer Match Cup in Skärhamn, a new concept with mixed teams was introduced. There, British skipper Lucy Macgregor, reigning world champion, showed great form in the quarter finals when she knocked out the then world champion on the men’s side, Torvar Mirsky (AUS) with 3-0.
“The Midsummer Match Cup was a perfect event for me to prepare for the World Championships, I hadn’t sailed the boats until then so I certainly have a much better feel for them now than previously”, says Macgregor who ended up on fourth place in the regatta.
Last week, the Nordea Women’s Trophy was sailed during the GKSS Match Cup Sweden at Marstrand, with match racing in M32 catamarans. Anna Östling’s Team Wings ended up at the top of the podium. In Sweden, England, France, Denmark, Switzerland, USA and Finland, 12 teams are now preparing for the World Championship in Lysekil where they will be fighting for the World Championship title. Lucy Macgregor is looking forward to the highlight of the sailing calendar.
“You always need a bit of luck….but we also have a fantastic crew for the event and I’m really looking forward to racing with them all again. I have always enjoyed racing in Lysekil. There a very few venues that have such a natural amphitheatre and it really does create a great atmosphere in which to race”, says Macgregor.
Lysekil Women’s Match taks place August 5-11 – read more about the program for the event here!