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Lysekil Women's Match Overall: Team Mac crowned World Champions

by Women's International Match Racing Series 10 Aug 18:36 BST 5-10 August 2019

This year's edition of Lysekil Women's Match - the world's greatest match racing competition for female sailors - is over. Lucy Macgregor, with her Team Mac, sailed home the gold in Lysekil Women's Match, and this year's Women's Match Racing World Championship 2019.

Macgregor showed why she is the two-time reigning world champion when she won over Claire Leroy with 3-0 in the tough final, taking home the gold, and 300 000 Swedish kronor in prize money.

- I am honestly speechless! Absolutely thrilled, such a fantastic feeling, says Macgregor right after the final finish.

The bronze went to Pauline Courtois, and her Match in Pink by Normandy Elite Team, after defeating the Dutch Match Racing Team 2-1.

Anna Holmdahl White, project manager for Lysekil Women's Match, sums up the week:
- We are super happy! What a week, great sailing with good weather conditions and such a strong line-up. Great interest from both the media and audience. This year's Lysekil Women's Match was like a festival, just as we like it.

Lysekil Women's Match / Women's Match Racing World Championship 2019 Results:

1. Team Mac - Lucy Macgregor, Amy Sparks, Bethan Carden, Mary Rook, Kate Macgregor - GBR
2. Mermaid Sailing Team - Claire Leroy, Mathilde Geron, Julie Gerecht, Lola Billy, Sigrid Longeau - FRA
3. Match in Pink by Normandy Elite Team - Pauline Courtois, Maëlenn Lemaître, Louise Acker, Nathalie Corson, Sophie Faguet - FRA
4. Dutch Match Racing Team - Renée Groeneveld, Marcelien Bos - de Koning, Marieke Jongens, Marije Tijssen-Kampen, Mijke Lievens - NED
5. WINGS - Anna Östling, Annie Wennergren, Linnéa Wennergren, Marie Berg, Annika Carlunger - SWE
6. Team Emerson - Marie Björling Duell, Anna Holmdahl White, Elisabeth Nilsson, Jenny Axhede, Anna Nordlander - SWE
7. Team Bergqvist Match Racing - Johanna Bergqvist, Isabelle Bergqvist, Johanna Thiringer, Ellinor Hansson, Julia Carlsson - SWE
8. Vela Racing - Nicole Breault, Allie Blecher, Karen Loutzenheiser, Beka Schiff, Carina Becker - USA
9. Team Kattnakken - Trine Palludan, Sille Christensen, Lea Richter Vogelius, Vivi Møller, Joan Wester Hansen - DEN
10. L2 Match Racing Team - Marinella Laaksonen, Sofia Tynkkynen, Camilla Cedercreutz, Henna Holopainen, Catharina Sandman - FIN
11. Swiss Women Match Racing Team - Alexa Bezel, Fiona Testuz, Manon Kivell, Andrea Nordquist, Blandine Jaffrain - SUI
12. Matchmoiselles by Normandy Elite Team - Margot Vennin, Juliette Dubreuil, Clotilde Ponçon, Chloé Salou, Sophonie Affagard - FRA

WIM Series 2019 Standings: (after two events)

1. Match in Pink by Normandy Elite Team, Pauline Courtois - FRA, 43pts
2. WINGS, Anna Östling - SWE, 38pts
3. Team Emerson, Marie Björling Duell - SWE, 30pts
4. Team Mac, Lucy Macgregor - GBR, 25pts
5. Matchmoiselles by Normandy Elite Team, Margot Vennin - FRA, 25pts
6. L2 Match Racing Team, Marinella Laaksonen - FIN, 25pts
7. Mermaid Sailing Team / New Sweden Match Racing Team, Claire Leroy - FRA, 22pts
8. Team Kattnakken, Trine Palludan / Lea Richter Vogelius - DEN, 22pts
9. Dutch Match Racing Team, Renée Groeneveld - NED, 18pts
10. Team Bergqvist Match Racing, Johanna Bergqvist - SWE, 12pts
11. APCC Women Sailing Team, Margot Riou - FRA, 12pts
12. Vela Racing, Nicole Breault - USA, 10pts
13. No Name Sailing Team, Chloé Le Bars - FRA, 10pts
14. Swiss Women Match Racing Team, Alexa Bezel - SUI, 6pts

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