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With interest in the 2012 Olympics growing, Brittany Ferries are pleased to announce their ongoing support for the Poole based GBR Match Race Girls team of Lucy and Kate Macgregor and Annie Lush, who are hoping to be selected to represent Britain in Weymouth in 2012. They are one of the top International Women's Match Racing Teams and won the 2010 Ladies Match Racing World Championships. They are now competing in the ISAF Match Race class in various World Cup events with a view to maintaining their hopes of qualifying for the 2012 Olympic event. The team were recently runners up at the Sail for Gold event in Weymouth and will be taking part in the Olympic Test event at the same venue in August. The discipline of Match Racing calls for some very special skills, as the competitors are required to go 'head to head' in what can best be described as a series of duels on water to determine the winner.

The team recently came to the Port of Poole to visit the Brittany Ferries vessel, Cotentin, which is the freight-only ship that is used for a regular service to Santander as well as operating on the Poole/Cherbourg route. The dedicated freight service also offers the freight market options for abnormal and hazardous shipments to both Spain and France.

For more details on the team's progress, please visit their website

Updated 8th July, 2011