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Sailing: France's Leroy through to women's match racing semi-finals

Sailing: France's Leroy through to women's match racing semi-finals

PERTH, Australia: French skipper Claire Leroy continued her superb form to advance to the semi-finals of the women's match racing at the ISAF World Sailing Championship on Wednesday. Leroy, with crew Marie Riou and Elodie Bertrand, went into Wednesday's quarter-finals as the top seed and justified her ranking with a 3-0 win over Sweden's Anna Kjellberg. Ranked second in the world, Leroy is closing in on her third world championship title, having already taken gold in New Zealand in 2008 and on home waters in 2007. Having done all their racing on the protected waters of the Fremantle Harbour course, the match racers were forced to shift offshore for the quarters due to a lack of wind. It didn't hamper Leroy though, as she made a clean sweep of her quarter-final, although the racing was much closer than the lopsided result suggested. Leroy had to come from behind to prevail ...

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