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US SAILING Communications Manager
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (September 23, 2010) – The historic U.S. Men's and Women's Championships started this afternoon at the US Sailing Center of Sheboygan. This annual US SAILING Adult National Championship is a four-day event that runs through Sunday.
The Malletts Bay Boat Club’s Heather Rowe-Ambrose is in a tie for the lead with the San Francisco Yacht Club’s Katie Maxim in the women’s Lightning fleet. Rowe-Ambrose is sailing with Christina Bronger and Suzy Coburn. Maxim’s crew includes Vicki Sodaro and Stephanie Wondolleck. Rowe-Ambrose and Maxim each finished first and second in the day’s two races. The defending champions, from the Buccanneer Yacht Club, Amy Kleinschrodt and crewmates Sara and Ashley Hall are in tie for third with Debbie Probst (Wawasee YC) and crew Joyce Spring (Berlin YC) and Monica Jones (Buffalo YC). They each finished third and fourth. The women’s division sailors are competing for the Adam’s Cup.
Ken Kleinschrodt (Buccaneer YC) and crew Benz Faget (New Orleans YC/Southern YC) and Bill Culberson (Buccaneer YC) won the first two men’s Sonar fleet races and finished third in race three to take a one-point lead. Paul Wilson (Vineyard Haven YC) grabbed a bullet in race three to close out a successful outing. He finished second in race one and third in race two. He is sailing with John Plominski (Narragansett Bay Yachting Assoc.) and William Stevens (Vinyard Haven YC). Only four points separate the 3rd through 7th place finishers from Thursday’s U.S. Men’s Championship. The men’s division sails for the Mallory Trophy.
Wind speed ranged from 10 to 16 knots coming from the south, with five-foot swells on Lake Michigan. 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.
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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.