Quarter Final Showdown For Match Race Girls
Poole sailors Lucy Macgregor, Annie Lush and Kate Macgregor are preparing to up their bid for Olympic Women’s Match Racing silverware ahead of their quarter-final showdown against Russia at Weymouth and Portland tomorrow (Tuesday 7 August).
The Match Race Girls, who were seeded seventh after the opening round robin phase, go head-to-head against second seeds Ekaterina Skudina, Elena Syuzeva and Elena Oblova in their winner-takes-all knock out contest.
After completing 11 round robin matches, in the quarter final matches, and all rounds beyond that, the winner of each knockout tie will be the first boat to win three races (three points).
The winners of the Macgregor v Skudina showdown will qualify for the semi-finals, which are scheduled to take place on Friday (10 August) while the defeated team goes through to the Thursday’s 5-8 sail off.
The Russians beat the Brits in the round robin on Wednesday, but the knockout phases present a whole different level of opportunity.
Match racers are in action on more days than any other class and are not only one of the first classes to start but the last class to finish with the match racing final bringing the curtain down on the 2012 Olympic Regatta on Saturday 11 August.