SOUTHAMPTON Solent University sailor Kate MacGregor has made it through to the semi-finals of the Women's Match Racing event at the Miami World Cup.

MacGregor, along with Skandia Team GB teammates Annie Lush and Lucy MacGregor, overcame the same American trio in the quarter-final to whom they lost 4-0 in the World Championship final last month.

Despite some great starts, the British 2012-bound crew found themselves trailing their perennial rivals 2-0 in the best-of-five quarter-final, but dug deep to win the next three matches and set up a semi-final meeting with Finland's Silja Lehtinen.

“We had a lot on today - our group were very tired in the round robin and we won all three of our matches but in fact we had to,” Lush explained.

“After winning three matches that made us first overall from our group, but if we'd had lost that final match we'd have not even made it through.”