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Other Sports - 04. April 2007.

Sailing Princess Sofia Trophy in Mallorca-Shirley Robertson

Sailing Princess Sofia Trophy in Mallorca-Shirley Robertson

Bigger breezes shake up day three in Palma


British sailors made the most of improved conditions on day three of the Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma on Tuesday, with Shirley Robertson, Annie Lush and Lucy Macgregor advancing to second place overall in the Yngling event.


With three days of the regatta still left to run, Robertson’s team are currently the best placed British crew, with a second, fifth and a discardable 22 from the women’s keelboat fleet’s three races of the day.


“It was another challenging day in Palma Bay,” said Robertson. “The wind shifts were making sailing difficult and many a position was lost and gained out there.


“But we had two good results which we’re really happy about, and are hoping that for the rest of the week we have improved conditions.”


Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson, lying in ninth place at the close of racing on Tuesday, finished ahead of Robertson in the first race of the day but were adjudged to have crossed the start line early.

Bryony Shaw and Lucy Horwood are in 14th and 27th positions after four races in the women’s RS:X event, while Britain’s Laser Radial sailors made gains in the bright and breezy conditions on Tuesday. Charlotte Dobson is currently in tenth place, with Lizzie Vickers and Penny Clark just behind in 12th and 13th respectively.

Christina Bassadone and Saskia Clark are in twelfth place after day three in the 470 women’s event

Racing at the Princess Sofia Trophy runs through until Friday 6 April. For results and regatta information visit www.skandiateamgbr.com/events/princsoftrop

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