2009 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship

Australian Katie Spithill's team racing along the shore.

Australian Katie Spithill's team racing along the shore.Dan Ljungsvik/lwm

Match-racing maneuver with Australian Katie Spithill's team at the front.

Match-racing maneuver with Australian Katie Spithill's team at the front.Dan Ljungsvik/lwm

Swedish Linda Rahm chasing reigning World Champion Claire Leroy close to the rocks.

Swedish Linda Rahm chasing reigning World Champion Claire Leroy close to the rocks.Dan Ljungsvik/lwm

Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen (DEN) and Silke Hahlbrock (GER) racing upwind with Lysekil village at the back.

Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen (DEN) and Silke Hahlbrock (GER) racing upwind with Lysekil village at the back.Dan Ljungsvik/lwm

Swedish Anna Kjellberg racing along the shore with British Lucy Macgregor.

Swedish Anna Kjellberg racing along the shore with British Lucy Macgregor.Dan Ljungsvik/lwm

Close racing for the spectators by two Swedish teams Linda Rahm (red) and Anna Kjellberg (black).

Close racing for the spectators by two Swedish teams Linda Rahm (red) and Anna Kjellberg (black).Dan Ljungsvik/lwm

Claire Leroy (Fra), Mermaid Sailing Team, reigning World Champion wins four matches out of five sailed Tuesday.

Claire Leroy (Fra), Mermaid Sailing Team, reigning World Champion wins four matches out of five sailed Tuesday.Dan Ljungsvik/lwm

Katie Spithill (AUS), Team Wot Chicks, in the lead against Nicole Souter (AUS), Team Wild Oats Chardonnay, at the top mark.

Katie Spithill (AUS), Team Wot Chicks, in the lead against Nicole Souter (AUS), Team Wild Oats Chardonnay, at the top mark.Dan Ljungsvik/lwm

Katie Spithill (AUS), Team Wot Chicks, rounding the top mark.

Katie Spithill (AUS), Team Wot Chicks, rounding the top mark.Dan Ljungsvik/lwm

Anna Kjellberg (SWE), Team Carpe Diem Beds Sailing Team, leads upwind against Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen (DEN), Team Marinepool.

Anna Kjellberg (SWE), Team Carpe Diem Beds Sailing Team, leads upwind against Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen (DEN), Team Marinepool.Dan Ljungsvik/lwm

Camille Ulrikkeholm (DEN), Team Ulrikkeholm

Camille Ulrikkeholm (DEN), Team UlrikkeholmDan Ljungsvik/lwm

Sally Barkow (USA), Team7sailing

Sally Barkow (USA), Team7sailingDan Ljungsvik/lwm

Camille Ulrikkeholm (DEN), Team Ulrikkeholm, ahead of Linda Rahm (SWE), Team Stena Bulk.

Camille Ulrikkeholm (DEN), Team Ulrikkeholm, ahead of Linda Rahm (SWE), Team Stena Bulk.Dan Ljungsvik/lwm

Marie Bj¿rling (SWE), Team Bj¿rling, chasing Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen (DEN), Team Marinepool.

Marie Bj¿rling (SWE), Team Bj¿rling, chasing Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen (DEN), Team Marinepool.Dan Ljungsvik/lwm

Claire Leroy (FRA), Mermaid Sailing Team

Claire Leroy (FRA), Mermaid Sailing TeamDan Ljungsvik/lwm

Claire Leroy (FRA), Mermaid Sailing Team, in a dramatic maneuver with Camille Ulrikkeholm (DEN) at the finish line.

Claire Leroy (FRA), Mermaid Sailing Team, in a dramatic maneuver with Camille Ulrikkeholm (DEN) at the finish line.Dan Ljungsvik/lwm

Linda Rahm (SWE), Team Stena Bulk, vs Sally Barkow (USA), Team7sailing, going downwind.

Linda Rahm (SWE), Team Stena Bulk, vs Sally Barkow (USA), Team7sailing, going downwind.Dan Ljungsvik/lwm

Swedish Anna Kjellberg maneuvring in front of Silke Hahlbrock of Germany.

Swedish Anna Kjellberg maneuvring in front of Silke Hahlbrock of Germany.Dan Ljungsvik/lwm

Danish Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen racing downwind in front of Swedish Marie Bj¿rling.

Danish Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen racing downwind in front of Swedish Marie Bj¿rling.Dan Ljungsvik/lwm

Interesting racing moment under spinnakers (Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen DEN)

Interesting racing moment under spinnakers (Lotte Meldgaard Pedersen DEN)Dan Ljungsvik/lwm

Australian Nicole Souter takes on Swedish local Marie Bj¿rling in the finals.

Australian Nicole Souter takes on Swedish local Marie Bj¿rling in the finals.Dan Ljungsvik/lwm

Australian Nicole Souter takes on Swedish local Marie Bj¿rling in the finals.

Australian Nicole Souter takes on Swedish local Marie Bj¿rling in the finals.Dan Ljungsvik/lwm

Nicole Souter's Australian team celebrates their victory.

Nicole Souter's Australian team celebrates their victory.Dan Ljungsvik/lwm

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