Meldgaard Wins Women's Match Racing World Championship

Lotte Meldgaard won the 2015 Women's Match Racing World Championship, last week, in her first win since joining the event in 2000.

Lotte Meldgaard (DEN) took the final with a 3-2 win over fellow Dane Camilla Ulrikkeholm. This is Meldgaard’s first gold since she began racing with her first Worlds in 2000. Ulrikkeholm has now taken the silver medal for her third year in a row.

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A storm front passing through on day 2 provided for exciting racing.Courtesy of Mick Anderson / http://www.sailingpix.dk/
Due to the strong winds, only 2 flights were sailed during day 2 of the championship.Courtesy of Mick Anderson / http://www.sailingpix.dk/
Ulrikkeholm (DEN), Meldgaard (DEN), Roble (USA) and Le Berre (FRA) comprised the semifinal round.Courtesy of Mick Anderson / http://www.sailingpix.dk/
With the storm system passed, racing resumed as normal on the final day of the championship.Courtesy of Mick Anderson / http://www.sailingpix.dk/
American skipper Stephanie Roble would go on to finish 3rd to the two Danish teams.
Despite a penalty in the 4th match, Meldgaard was able to overcome an take the lead over 2nd place skipper Camilla Ulrikkeholm.Courtesy of Mick Anderson / http://www.sailingpix.dk/
Meldgaard secured her victory by just a single boatlength over her 2nd place Ulrikkeholm.Courtesy of Mick Anderson / http://www.sailingpix.dk/
Meldgaard and her crew celebrate their win just moments after crossing the finish line.Courtesy of Mick Anderson / http://www.sailingpix.dk/
The crew poses for a picture before reaching the dock to claim the trophy and title of Women's Match Racing ChampionsCourtesy of Mick Anderson / http://www.sailingpix.dk/
Meldgaard celebrates her first win since racing her first worlds in 2000.Courtesy of Mick Anderson / http://www.sailingpix.dk/
Final Results:
Lotte Meldgaard, DEN - Camilla Ulrikkeholm, DEN 3 - 2 Petit Final Results:
Stephanie Roble, USA - Anne-Claire Le Berre, FRA 2 - 0
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