The first day of racing at the St Quay Womens Cup Match dawned cold and foggy with a light breeze. The racing was very difficult as the light breeze was paired with strong current on the race course. The race committee managed to run seven flights of matches for the eleven teams from nine countries in the difficult conditions. But, the day ended with the sun finally breaking through the clouds and scaring away what little breeze there was.
The conditions and the competition proved tough for everyone as no team was able to win all of their matches. After seven flights, Renée Groeneveld (NED), Silvia Roca Mata (ESP) and Genny Tulloch (USA) each had four wins from 5 matches sailed.
View results here:StQuay Results Day One
The Spanish team of Tamara Echegoyen was not able to take part in those matches as Tamara had a back injury. It is hoped that she will be sailing tomorrow!
Back to shore, Genny Tulloch (USA) expressed her feelings: "The sailing conditions were very difficult with an unstable wind and strong current. We were impressed by the number of flights run."
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