Women’s European Championship – Final

Antwerp. Belgium, June 30, 2019. Final results after 8 races (1 discard) + medal race:

  1. LTU Gintare SCHEIDT & Kathleen TOCKE, 18
  2. NOR Anette MELSOM MYHRE & Anna-Sofia GREGERSSON, 24
  3. POR Mafalda PIRES de LIMA & Maj Kristin HANSEN BORGEN, 26
  4. ARG Mariela SALERNO & Florencia BUIATTI, 42
  5. ESP Marta HERNÁNDEZ de la HIGUERA & Sara FRANCESCHI, 43

Final results

Report by Katia Royer

On Sunday 30 July the SWEC 2019 came to a conclusion. After 3 days of intensive racing in very challenging conditions the winners were crowned. The first and especially the second day were sailed in light and shifty conditions. There were a lot of position switches, but after 8 races the 3 teams highest ranked in the world occupied the first 3 places going into the medal race. No other team could challenge for the overall win as the gap between 1st and 4th place was 20 points. Before the final race Gintare Scheidt – Kathleen Tocke  (LTU) were on level points with Mafalda Pires de Lima – Maj Borgen-Hansen (POR), both having a score of 14 points. Only the number of race wins separated them. On 3rd place were Anette Melsom Myhre – Anna-Sofia Gregersson (NOR) with 8 extra points. The medal race was sailed in front of a large crowd in the race village and a pontoon on the water. It was led from start to finish by the Norwegians. They beat the Lithuanian team who came second and by doing so secured the gold medal. The Portuguese team dropped to 3rd overall. In total 21 boats from 9 countries took part in the event. Off the water the sailors were treated to a large variety of food and drinks in the best tradition of the Snipe Class motto “Serious sailing, serious fun”

 

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