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Women's ISAF World Match Race Teams Line Out at Royal Cork Yacht Club

4th June 2014
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The two Irish match race teams plus officials at last night's reception for the World Match Racing Championships that starts today. Photo by Bob Bateman. Scroll down for team photos in the gallery below
Women's ISAF World Match Race Teams Line Out at Royal Cork Yacht Club

#wmr – A chilly breeze did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm and sheer exuberance of the thirteen teams assembled for the opening ceremony of the 2014 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship at the Royal Cork Yacht Club last night writes Claire Bateman. The flags of the participating countries were raised to the accompaniment of the firing of a canon as each skipper led their teams to the podium to be introduced to the spectators.

Chairman of the Organising Committee, Ronan Enright, introduced the teams where they were welcomed by Royal Cork Vice Admiral John Roche , Rear Admiral Keelboats, Kieran O'Connell, Rear Admiral James O'Sullivan, Cruisers and Cathal Conlon Executive Member. Visiting Skippers on the podium were Camilla Ulrrikkeholm and Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen skippers of the two Danish teams, Anna Kjellberg and Caroline Sylvan both from Sweden, Stephanie Roble , U. S. A., Claudia Pierce of New Zealand, sailing with an Irish crew, Anne-Claire Le Berre and Lucie Scheiwiller both from France, Klaartje Zuiderbaan and Anne Chistianne Kentgens both from Netherlands, Annabel Vose, GBR and the two Irish Skippers Laura Dillon and Mary O'Loughlin.

The event is sponsored by Cork County Council and Port of Cork Authority.

Racing starts today with a round robin series and will continue until Sunday.

Published in Match Racing
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