Courtois wins Match Racing Women's Europeans

Pauline Courtois and her ‘Match in Pink’ Normandie team from France have won the 2022 EUROSAF European Match Racing, Women’s Championship in Corfu, Greece. The event is stage 3 of the 2022 Women’s World Match Racing Tour.

Courtois and team beat Dutch skipper Renee Groeneveld 2-0 in a close first-to-two-points final in light winds. After a wait ashore at the final day at morning at the Corfu Sailing Club, the race committee doubted if there would be any breeze at all for the final day. Fortunately a light 2-4 knot southerly filled over the bay under the Old Fortress of Corfu to start the final and a shortened first-to-one-point Petit-Final. Meeting in the Petit-Final were New Zealand’s Celia Willison/ Edge Racing and Margot Vennin/ Match Moiselles from France. After a near photo finish, Margot Vennin held the lead to clinch the single point, and 3rd place for the regatta.

As the quarter-finals and semi-finals had to be cut from the format due to the typically light winds on Saturday, the final standings for 5th -12th  position were taken from the round robin qualifying stage;

EUROSAF Match Racing, Women’s European Championship 2022 – Final Standings

1.Pauline Courtois / FRA - Match in Pink by Normandy Elite Team

2.Renee Groeneveld / NED - Dutch Match Racing Team

3.Margot Vennin / FRA - Matchmoiselles