FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
US SAILING Communications Manager
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (September 25, 2010) – The historic U.S. Men's and Women's Championships resumed this afternoon after Friday’s racing was canceled due to gale force winds. These annual US SAILING Adult National Championships, hosted by the US Sailing Center of Sheboygan, will be decided Sunday on Lake Michigan.
Malletts Bay Boat Club’s Heather Rowe-Ambrose finished second in three races and third once through four races to take a three point lead. Debbie Probst’s (Wawesee YC) team turned in the top performance of the day by winning the first three races. She is three points behind Rowe-Ambrose. Katie Maxim (San Francisco YC) was tied for the lead after Thursday. Her team is now four points back despite another good day on the water. Three races on tap for the women’s division tomorrow, who are vying for the Adam’s Cup.
Paul Wilson (Vineyard Haven YC) took over the men’s division Sonar fleet lead by finishing off where he left off on Thursday. Team Wilson bulleted the first and last races of the day to take an eight point lead over yesterday’s leader Ken Kleinschrodt (Buccaneer YC). John Peterson (Wayzata YC) is in the hunt and 10 points behind Wilson. His team won the second race of the day. The men’s division, racing for the Mallory Trophy, has two races to complete on Sunday.
Racing conditions today were drastically improved from Friday. Sunny skies this morning and northwest winds at 14 knots with gusts of 16. Breezes lightened to 10 knots at mid-day, only to increase to 15-18 knots with overcast, cold and wet conditions by day’s end. Competition got underway this morning at 9 a.m.
These championships are sponsored by Rolex Watch U.S.A. and Dry Creek Vineyard. Please visit the event web site for standings, daily reports, photo galleries, and more.
About US SAILING
The United States Sailing Association (US SAILING), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership for the sport in the United States. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, US SAILING is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. US SAILING offers training and education programs for instructors and race officials, supports a wide range of sailing organizations and communities, issues offshore rating certificates, and provides administration and oversight of competitive sailing across the country, including National Championships and the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics. For more information, please visit www.ussailing.org.
About Rolex Watch U.S.A.
Since Rolex Watch U.S.A. first presented timepieces to America's Cup defenders in 1958, the company has consistently recognized and encouraged excellence in every important arena of competitive sailing, including US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics preparation, US SAILING championships, disabled sailing, offshore, one-design and women's events.
About Dry Creek Vineyard
Founded in 1972 by David S. Stare, Dry Creek Vineyard is located in the heart of Dry Creek Valley, just outside of the charming wine country town of Healdsburg. The winery is known for producing some of California’s finest Fumé Blancs and Zinfandels. In addition to these “flagships,” Dry Creek Vineyard is also known for excellent Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. In 1997, the family released a new vineyard designated Cabernet Sauvignon from their estate Endeavour vineyard. Then, beginning with the 2004 vintage, the family introduced a new proprietary blend called The Mariner. Each wine has redefined the concept of terroir as the winery continues shape their portfolio for future success. Dry Creek Vineyard owns over 200 acres of vineyard land, primarily in Dry Creek Valley and the Russian River Valley. For more information on Dry Creek Vineyard please visit www.drycreekvineyard.com.