Girls Sail into Houston History Books

by | Nov 18, 2007

Team Isigungu (Represented by Dominique Provoyeur, Penny Alison and Kim Rew are joined by Lara Dugas (nee Keytel)) proudly march to the South African flag in Shoreacres, after their 5th place in the 2007 Rolex International Women's Keelboat Championship.

Team Isigungu (Represented by Dominique Provoyeur, Penny Alison and Kim Rew are joined by Lara Dugas (nee Keytel)) proudly march to the South African flag in Shoreacres, after their 5th place in the 2007 Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship.

Skipper Dominique Provoyeur’s final report from the 2007 Rolex Woman’s International Keelboat Championships, in Houston, Texas, where the girls were proud to represent South Africa, and emerged with honour:


Hello for the last time from the Rolex Woman’s International Keelboat Championships!

Two races were held today, despite the forecast of 2 – 4 knots! When the rain cleared, the breeze filled in nicely to about 5 – 8knots.  

We knew we had a chance to catch up to 4th overall, but we also wanted to make sure we didn’t loose our 6th position.  We kept a close eye on Tunnicliffe and Breault, who were in 4th and 5th respectively.

We stayed close to Breault for the whole race, not really worrying to much about the rest of the fleet.  We made a break on the last beat and headed left while she stayed on the right, there was more breeze on the left, which was great for us.

After this race we were in 5th position overall, so our goal was just to keep an eye out for Breault again, and sail conservatively to hold our overall result.

See below for the Team Isigungu’s placing details in the top 10 finishers, and for more detailed results and pictures, have a look at Rolex International Women’s Keelboat website.

All the best,

Dominique Provoyeur For Team Isigungu
 

Final Results: Rolex International Women’s Keelboat Championship
Nov. 14-17, 2007 at Houston Yacht Club (Shoreacres, Texas)
Top 10 of 39 teams
Position, Boat name, Skipper, Hometown, Results, Total points
1. Team 7, Sally Barkow, Nashotah, Wis., 2-16-3-3-2-1-1-1-1-5-[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][DNS]*, 35
2. Lucy, Cory Sertl, Rochester, N.Y. 5-7-1-6-3-4-2-[8]-8-2-4, 42
3. Anna Tunnicliffe, Plantation, Fla., 3-18-[21]-4-1-2-9-6-3-7-2, 55
4. Derby Anderson, Annapolis, Md., 1-[22]-4-2-4-6-6-4-2-11-16, 56
5. Devonvale, Dominique Provoyeur, Cape Town, RSA, 6-[21]-2-12-15-5-3-2-4-10-12, 71
6. Nicole Breault, Old Lyme, Conn., 4-[OCS]-14-1-5-8-7-3-6-19-26, 93
7. Black Socks, Jo Ann Fisher, Annapolis, Md., 10-20-8-9-6-[34]-8-5-7-3-24, 100
8. Sunrise, Sarah Bury, Toronto, Ontario, CAN, 11-3-12-18-13-22-4- [24]-15-8-7, 113
9. Liten’ Up!,Terry Schertz, Lakewood, Colorado, 29-[37]-9-5-12-9-12-7-17-15-5, 120
10. RIFT, Dana Bethancourt, Shoreacres, Texas, 17-9-24-8-9-3-11-12-14-16-[28], 123

* Denotes ‘throwout’ or the race result that is discarded from total points.

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