Ready for the Off at Yngling Women's Worlds

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Britain's defending World Champions, Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson will for sure be the team to beat at the Yngling World Championships which get underway Sunday in Maimi.

After a few days of rest, training and tuning after the Miami Olympic Classes Regatta the teams today started Measurement for the World Championship.

The first race of the regatta will be sailed on Sunday.

The venue for the regatta is the US Sailing Center and the race area is just outside in Biscayne Bay. The weather forecast is good with promises of reliable winds for the coming days.

Much is at stake at this Championship since it is the second nation qualifier for the 2008 Olympic Games. 10 Nations qualified for the Games in last years World Championship In Cascais, Portugal. With China already qualified as host nation there are four more nations that will qualify in Miami.

Defending World Champions are Sarah Ayton, Sarah Webb and Pippa Wilson and will for sure be the team to beat. A 5th place for Aytons team in the recent Miami OCR showed that the margins are very small in the Yngling fleet and that many teams have the experience and capacity to win this Championship.

Britain's Shirley Robertson, Annie Lush and Lucy Macgregor will be looking for a title win here, after losing out to Ayton and Co as the GBR choice for the 2008 Olympics. The multi Olympic medallist has yet to hit her best form, but this could be just the event to make her point.

84 sailors in 28 Teams from 19 nations of 5 Continents are participating in this World Championship.

Yngling Women's Worlds - Entries

   SkipperSail#Crew Name[Status]FleetHometownCountry Representing
1.Sarah AytonGBR12Sarah WebbPippa WilsonYngling Women/Weymouth,  Dorset GBRGBR
2.Sharon FerrisNZL4Raynor SmealOlivia PowrieYngling Women/Russell,  Bay of Islands NZLNZL
5.Monica AzonESP-3Sandra AzonGraciela PisoneroYngling Women/Masnou,  Barcelona ESPESP
6.Annelies ThiesNED350Lieske WierengaCaroline HeeremaYngling Women/Abcoude,  - NEDNED
7.Trine PalludanDEN-199Susanne BoidinIda HartvigYngling Women/Hellerup,  none DENDEN
8.Ekaterina SkudinaRUS8Diana KrutskikhNatalia IvanovaYngling Women/Moscow,  Moscow region RUSRUS
9.Sarah BuryCAN14Henderson MarthaKatie AbbottYngling Women/toronto,  Ontario CANCAN
10.Chiara CalligarisITA16Francesca ScognamilloGiulia PignoloYngling Women/Trieste,  Trieste ITAITA
11.Anna BasalkinaRUS4Vladislava UkraitsevaEkaterina MaximovaYngling Women/St.peterburg,  St.peterburg RUSRUS
12.Yumiko ShigeJPN1Mayumi HoriuchiMinami OnizukaYngling Women/Karatsu,  Saga JPNJPN
13.Anne-Claire LE BERREFRA9Marion DEPLANQUEAlice PONSARYngling Women/brest,  Bretagne FRAFRA
14.Krystal WeirAUS60Karyn GojnichAngela FarrellYngling Women/Sydney,  NSW AUSAUS
16.Ulrike Schuemann261[Pending]Yngling Women/Berlin,  Berlin GERGER
17.Mariia DolynskaUKR 1Svetlana MatevushevaGanna KalininaYngling Women/Kiev,  Kiev UKRUKR
18.Dominique ProvoyeurRSA1Kim RewPenny AlisonYngling Women/Stellenbosch,  Western Cape RSARSA
19.Netherlands Skipper NED 1NED 1Netherlands Crew NED 1Netherlands Crew NED 1Yngling Women/Medemblik,  Noord Holland NEDNED
20.sally barkow337debbie CapozziCarrie howeYngling Women/nashotah,  wI USAUSA
21.Netherlands Skipper NED 11NED 11Netherlands Crew NED 11Netherlands Crew NED 11Yngling Women/Medemblik,  Noord Holland NEDNED
22.Shirley RobertsonGBR 17Annie LushLucy MacgregorYngling Women/Cowes,  Isle Of Wight GBRGBR
23.Siren SundbyNOR 406Lise Birgitte FredriksenAlexandra KoefoedYngling Women/Oslo,  Akershus NORNOR
24.Netherlands Skipper NED 111NED 111Netherlands Crew NED 111Netherlands Crew NED 111Yngling Women/Medemblik,  Noord Holland NEDNED
25.Silja LehtinenFIN 2maria klemetzLivia VäresmaaYngling Women/Helsinki,  Helsinki FINFIN
26.Tine Moberg-ParkerCAN21Sarah MarshallCressida RobsonYngling Women/North Vancouver,  British Columbia CANCAN

Yngling Women's Worlds 2008 -
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Yngling Women's Worlds 2008 -
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