Qualifier for Womens' EUROSAF Match Racing Championships
by George Tallberg and WIMRA
An international line-up of eight teams from seven countries is in Helsinki, Finland at the Audi HSS Match Race Center, Helsingfors Segelsällskap, preparing for the 2011 European Qualifier Women’s Match Race to be sailed 13-15 May in Elliott 6m keelboats.
Three teams from this event will qualify for The EUROSAF Match Racing Women’s European Championships 2011 in Helsinki in July. These qualifying teams may be from any nation.
Skippers at Audi Match Race Finland:
Katie Spithill (AUS) [ISAF Ranking = 7]
Silja Lehtinen (FIN) 
Stephanie Hazard (NZL) 
Vesna Dekleva Paoli (SLO) 
Rita Goncalves (POR) 
Wang Ru (CHN) 
Irina Lotsmanova (RUS) 
Piret Pomerants (FIN) [no rank]
Audi Match Race