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Craig Heydon, Thursday, 25 August 2011Australia’s Women’s Match Racers have continued their great start to the Buddy Melges Challenge with race wins all around on day two of racing in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty also had a strong day on the water, picking up another four wins with just a single loss on day two. “Today's conditions were really volatile, meaning that big leads were hard to defend,” said Price. “We had five races this afternoon, with one loss to American Genny Tulloch, bringing our overall scorecard to nine wins and two losses.  “We had a very exciting race against Anna Tunnicliffe of the US, where we were trailing by quite a way until we got in touch with her up the second work,” she said. “Down the final run we forced three separate penalties on her for luffing, gybing too close and then breaking proper course restrictions, which enabled us to take the race win. “It was a long day on the water in very hot and dry weather, but we’re looking forward to another full day tomorrow where we’ll finish the round robin and then start the quarter finals in the afternoon.” The Buddy Melges Challenge runs until Saturday 27 August. For more information on the Australian Women’s Match Racing Team visit www.australiansailingteam.com.au
 


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    NAME Olivia PRICE
    TEAM ONLY Racing AUS
    BORN  August 1992
    GENDER Female
    NATIONALITY Australia - AUS
    HOME TOWN Sydney, Australia
    YACHT CLUB Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
    LANGUAGES English
    Member of the Australian Women's Match Racing Team.
    I sail an Elliott 6m  - a new women’s match racing boat that makes its Olympic debut at London 2012.  The Elliott 6m is a high performance keelboat which accelerates quickly and manoeuvres easily.   In each race two identical Elliott 6m keelboats will compete head to head.  
      
    WORLD RANKING  #6 @ June 2012 (best ranking 6)
     
    KEY RESULTS  LATEST RESULTS

    Jun 2012: ISAF World Championship, Gothemburg, SWE (5th)
    Jun 2012: ISAF World Cup Final Sail For Gold, Weymouth, GBR (1st)
    Apr 2012: ISAF World Cup SOF Hyeres, FRA (9th)
    Apr 2012: ISAF World Cup Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia Mapfre, Palma SPA (3rd)
    Mar 2012: St Quay WMR Regatta Grade 1 - St Quay, FRA (5th)
    Jan 2012: ISAF World Cup Miami OCR - Miami, USA (2nd) 
    Dec 2011: ISAF World Championships - Perth, AUS (8th)
    Sep 2011:  ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final - Sheboygan, USA (3rd)
    Aug 2011:  Buddy Melges Challenge - Sheboygan, USA (6th)
    Aug 2011:  
    London 2012 Test Event - Weymouth, GBR (5th)

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