ONLY Racing through to QUATER FINALS!!!! And qualify AUSTRALIA through to the OLYMPIC GAMES!!!! And qualify for THE AUSTRALIAN SAILING TEAM!!!!! What a epic day!!!!

Eight countries have now qualified to join GBR at the 2012 Olympics: FRA, USA, RUS, NED, AUS, SWE, NZL, and POR. 
Some fantastic racing today here in Perth. The quarter final pairings tomorrow (Wednesday) are
QF1: Anna Kjellberg (SWE) v Claire Leroy (FRA);
QF2: Lucy Macgregor (GBR) v Mandy Mulder (NED);
QF3: Olivia Price (AUS) v Ekatrina Skudina (RUS);
QF4: Nicky Souter (AUS) v Anna Tunnicliffe (USA).

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 Olivia Price’s AUS-2 team who managed to edge over the line first from AUS-1 Souter. At the end of Sunday’s racing, Price (AUS-2) was leading with 7 wins and 2 losses, followed by Macgregor (GBR) on 6 wins and 1 loss, and Kjellberg (SWE-1) on 6 wins and 3 losses. 
 
 
 
 
 We managed to roll them on the line to pick up our fourth win of the regatta. 

 It was a really challenging race against the Americans today,' said Price. 'We started to windward of her with good speed and led up to the top mark. 'It was a three lap race so boat handling was really important in incredibly shifty, variable conditions with the pressure going up and down,' she said. 

'We managed to get a penalty on her for tacking too close on the first work and then found ourselves behind at the bottom mark. 'Once Genny completed her penalty we managed to get back in touch and rolled her on the line to win by one second, it ended up being the closest race we’ve had so far this regatta.' 
 
 
Match Race Young Guns now our latest press moniker for our ONLY Racing Team :)
 
 
Very happy after today's results! A big thank you to all our supporters cheering us on from the grandstand and wall today!!After a long and tiring day in the heat, we raced 5 races in variable shifty conditions. We finished with 3 wins against gbr and the two spanish, with unfortunate losses to mulder (ned) and leroy (fra). Day off tomorrow then racing again the next day!!
 
 
 
 
Eleven years on, the young Australian skipper is determined to give everything when she competes in the Women’s Match Racing event at the Perth 2011 ISAF World Sailing Championships.

“I hated it apparently,” Price says with a smile, recalling the story her first sailing coach never tires of recounting every time she bumps into him. “I was bawling my eyes out, hated it, couldn’t stand it and was just crying and saying ‘I want to get off.’”

“The next day I chipped my tooth, so that learn to sail camp was pretty memorable.”

 
 
 
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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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