470 Women Gold Fleet racing got underway in the early afternoon for races 6, 7 and 8 and ended with the 2012 Olympic Gold Medallists and defending World Champions Jo Aleh/Polly Powrie (NZL) leaping into the lead.
France's Charline Picon claimed an early gold medal in the Women's RS:X at the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships as the remaining leaderboards took shape in wonderful conditions in Santander.
It was scheduled to be a Super Tuesday with all of the fleets apart from the Women's RS:X scheduled to take to the water but the schedule did not quite go to plan with abandonments, strong current and a fickle breeze challenging the Race Committees.
The Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM Series) welcomes Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan in Vannes to the 2014 schedule. The event was initiated and is organized by double World Champion and multiple world ranking #1, Claire Leroy:
French Match Racing Champion Anne-Claire Le Berre had a great Thursday on the Irish waters of Cork, winning all of her matches to finish the round-robin stage of the 2014 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championship with a 10 – 2 record.
As the day goes on it is expected to pick up with anything between 13-17 knots expected. With a smooth sea state and one metre swell day two's buzz words "Champagne sailing" and "glamour conditions" could be rolling of the tongues of the world's finest competing in Hyères.
Helena Lucas and Megan Pascoe will aim to make it a hat-trick of British World Cup regatta victories in the 2.4mR class in 2014 when they take to the racetrack for the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, France, next week (21-26 April).