FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jake Fish, US SAILING Communications Manager
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (November 20, 2009) - Racing was limited today on day two at US SAILING's 2009 U.S. Match Racing Championship (USMRC), due to insufficient winds. The ten elite teams representing the skipperss home yacht clubs finished the first of two round robins today by completing the remaining two flights.
Leader, Bill Hardesty (Chicago Match Race Center) lost his first match of the championship to Taylor Canfield (St. Thomas Yacht Club). Hardesty's lead over Canfield was cut to one point. Three-time U.S. Match Racing Champion, Dave Perry (Pequot Yacht Club), had a big day by going 2-0. He moved into sole possession of third place. Chris Nesbitt (Balboa Yacht Club) is tied for fourth.
This year's USMRC is hosted by the St. Petersburg Yacht Club (Fla.). Teams are racing this year in Sonars on the waters of Tampa Bay. The second round robin begins Saturday morning. Partly cloudy conditions with moderate winds are forecasted for tomorrow. Racing runs through Sunday, Nov. 22.
Complete results, daily reports, photos, Twitter updates, live race tracking by Kattack and video highlights by Sailgroove are available on the event website at http://championships.ussailing.org/Adult/USMRC.htm.
This event is sponsored by Rolex Watch U.S.A., Dry Creek Vineyard, PredictWind, SailProud and Kattack. The U.S. Match Racing Championship for the Prince of Wales Bowl is part of US SAILING’s National Championships series. For more information about these events, visit www.ussailing.org/championships.
Standings Race 9 Race 8
Silvestri defeated Tunnicliffe
Nesbitt defeated Johnson
Perry defeated Ruhlman
Hardesty defeated Dellenbaugh
Canfield defeated Angel
Silvestri defeated Nesbitt
Tunnicliffe defeated Ruhlman
Canfield defeated Hardesty
Perry defeated Johnson
Angel defeated Dellenbaugh