While our fellow Australians were competing in one medal race each we were in the midst of a full day of racing. 

We first took on Great Britain’s Lucy Macgregor in the quarter finals, progressing to the semis following a two-one victory. Then we came up against Russia’s Ekaterina Skudina next, getting past the Russians in two races, booking ourselves a spot in the final against France’s Claire Leroy. 

We started with a win before the French bounced back, forcing a third and deciding race. We came out on top, winning their first ISAF Sailing World Cup round together. 

It turned out to be a long day but totally worth it. At the moment I can’t even begin to describe the feeling. This event was one of those we focused on this year and to come away with the win was amazing. It was quite windy with flat water and we took the first race in a close finish but then got out of phase in race two and lost that one. We gave it everything in race three, extending on the last run to win it. 

It’s always good to come away with a win but to do it at the Olympic venue, we couldn’t ask for any more than that. 
 


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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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