WOMEN'S MATCH RACERS BEAT UP EACH OTHER, NOT UK SAILS

Stephanie Roble (white boat) leading Anna Östling in race two of the finals. Photo: Dan Ljungsvik LWM

Stephanie Roble (white boat) leading Anna Östling in race two of the finals. Photo: Dan Ljungsvik LWM

Lysekil Women's Match, with 250 000 SEK in prize money, is the world's largest annual event in match racing for women, in terms of crowds, publicity and prize money. The world's top female match racing crews participate in Lysekil Women's Match. Anna Östling and crew won the August series over American Stephanie Roble in a 2-1 final. The Lysekil regatta is the second stop of the five regatta Women's International Match Racing Series. Anna Östling clinched the world title on September 25th after winning the first three events: Helisinki in June, Lysekil in August and the Buddy Melges Challenge in Sheboygan, Wisconsin that ended on Sept. 25th. 

UK Sailmakers has been a proud Official Supplier to LWM since it started in 2004. UK Sailmakers Sweden equipped all the boats for the Lysekil regatta with mains, jibs and spinnakers and provides on-site repair service. After eight years of racing in all kinds of weather, tacking duels and tough games, no mainsail and jib has needed repairs; the only repairs have been made on some spinnakers each year.