Nine skilled women’s teams competed at the Royal Thames Yacht Club Women’s Open J/70 Championship, which took place over the weekend of 19th – 20th September, in champagne sailing conditions. The standings at the end of day one saw Katie Greenland’s RTYC team of Katie Ward, Nicky Muller and Jo Elliott in the lead with an impressively low score of 7 points from 5 races. Day two saw four more races sailed in similar conditions to day one. Overnight leader Katie Greenland was hot out of the gate winning races 6 & 7. She finished the day with third place in both races 8 and 9, giving her overall victory with a total of 15 points This resulted in her team winning the Lochan Challenge Cup and some coveted stash from sponsors North Sails. Sarah Allen finished second overall with 5,2,2,2 on day two giving her a total of 29 points to win a month’s supply of Kollo, liquid marine collagen; boosting skin, hair and joint health. A scratch crew helmed by Hannah Muskett, showed the greatest improvement over the weekend steadily climbing their way up the fleet to take fourth in both races 6 and 7 and win the last two races to place third overall. Full results click here.

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