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