Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Sally Barkow (USA) beats the world's best and wins Vitória Brasil Women's Cup.
Two-time world match race champion (2004 and 2005), Sally Barkow beat Claire Leroy (FRA), elected by Isaf as the best sailor in 2007 ·
With the champion title, Barkow secured the right to face 11 male crews in the Vitória Brasil Sailing Cup, due to start this Tuesday, Nov. 13 · Event to take place in Curva da Jurema is the second-to-last stage of the World Match Racing Tour; world ranking leaders will be participating in it One of the most successful female match race sailors, Sally Barkow (USA), two-time world champion (2004 and 2005) won this Monday, Nov. 12, the Vitória Brasil Women’s Cup, sailed in Curva da Jurema, in the capital city of Espírito Santo.
Barkow went undefeated through the six matches. She beat even Claire Leroy (FRA), elected by the International Sailing Federation (Isaf) as the world’s best in 2007, who finished second (5 victories). France’s Christelle Philippe (fourth in the ranking) came third (4 victories), completing the podium. -