The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) looks to be in stupendous form at the ongoing Women’s Match Racing Championship in Australia. The event is taking place on the River Derwent in Hobart and the conditions are not too conducive for racing. In fact, there were just light winds and sometimes no winds during the second round robin competition. Only half the second round robin competition was completed.
The RPAYC from Sydney showed their prowess during the event and Sarah Parker and her crew have taken an unassailable lead in the event. They are currently on a 9 win streak and the youth member of RPAYC Clare Costanzo has notched up 8 victories so far. It looks like no other club can ever come close to the Royal Prince Albert Yacht Club this year.
Caitlin James of Yacht Rental Scotland in Australia is showing some good form and with smart and tactical sailing she and her crew members were able to notch up three wins from four races. They have an overall score of seven wins, which is pretty impressive. She is currently in the third position.
The fourth position is owned by Athena Sailing crew comprising of Samantha Bailey as the skipper along with Amelia Catt, Kirsty Gray and Jill Abel as the crew members. She and her team have so far won five races. They were not able to do well during the light and fluky wind conditions and were able to just record one win.
Nick Hutton, the Race Officer of the Women’s Match Racing Champs, is pretty confident of completing the second round robin competition the next day morning. This will be followed by the championship final race in the afternoon. There is no doubt that Hobart’s River Derwent will be seeing an exciting finish on the last day of the event.