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University Match Racing Worlds at Club Nautique du Nice - Day 4

by University Sports Regional Committee 8 Sep 2012 09:09 BST 3-8 September 2012
Day 4 of the University Match Racing Worlds © CRSU

Before the beginning of the finals on Saturday, we already know the name of both 2012 World Champion countries: it will be Australia and Brazil!

Today, under blazing sun and 8 knots of wind, Australia in the male competition had a great performance by qualifying both Australian teams or the big final thanks to its victories in their semi-finals against Great Britain and Denmark.

Both Brazilian crews also dominated the female competition and won their ticket for the final by winning their matches against France ( 2-1 ) and Switzerland ( 2-0 ).

On Saturday, will determine which Australian and Brazilian teams will be the sixth male university world champions and the first university female world champions for match racing.

"Last University World Championships in Greece we won silver and Bronze. Australia's Lucinda Whitty (Olympic silver medalist) was part of the Australian team in Greece. It is now brilliant to see the Australian team do one better and confirm Gold and silver medals at France. We really look forward to hosting the University Match Racing championships in RPAYc to honour our new world championship sailors."

More information on the event website.

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