FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
US SAILING Communications Manager
A New U.S. Women's Match Racing Champion Will Be Crowned Sunday
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (July 10, 2010) - After a morning of light wind delays, day two of the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship, hosted by the US Sailing Center of Sheboygan, got underway on Lake Michigan this afternoon. Four teams have advanced to tomorrow's final round.
Variable wind conditions and course switches delayed the start of racing and approaching storms forced the teams to come off the water early. Only four flights in the second round robin were completed. The second stage was skipped in order to move on to tomorrow’s final races. This resulted in partial half scoring for the first round robin.
2005 champion Sally Barkow (Nashotah, Wis.) remains in the lead. She is trailed by defending champion and US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics member Genny Tulloch (San Francisco, Calif.). Barkow and Tulloch were both undefeated in all matches today. Barkow is unbeaten through two days. Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wis.) moved into third place after defeating Maegan Ruhlman (Cleveland, Ohio) and Katy Lovell (New Orleans, La.) in the second round robin. Barkow, Tulloch, Roble, and Ruhlman will move into the final round tomorrow to determine the 2010 U.S. Women’s Match Racing Champion.
US SAILING’s U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship is sponsored by Rolex Watch U.S.A. and Gill North America. Visit the event website for the full list of standings and pairing, daily recaps, photos and more. Follow the action with live updates from Sheboygan on US SAILING's Facebook and Twitter sites.
About US SAILING
The United States Sailing Association (US SAILING) is the national governing body for sailing. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, the organization provides leadership, promotes integrity, and fosters growth for the sport of sailing in the United States. 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 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Teams. For more information, please visit
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. For more information, please visit http://www.rolex.com/.
About Gill North America
Gill NA, with headquarters near Atlanta, GA is the sole distributor and licensee of Gill-brand foul weather gear in North America including Caribbean, Central America, US and Canada. Gill is an apparel and accessories leader in the worldwide marine industry for over three decades and specializes in high tech, breathable waterproof clothing. The company tests, designs and markets a variety of performance-oriented, award-winning apparel and accessories for virtually every type of boating activity with product lines that include foul weather gear; interactive layering systems; footwear; gloves; bags; junior gear; scholastic gear and team wear. Available through hundreds of dealers nationally, Gill NA is the sole distributor and licensee of Gill-brand foul weather gear in North America, where it is the top selling yachting clothing brand. For more information on Gill NA, visit the company website at http://www.gillna.com/or contact Lance Jones at Gill NA, (678) 730-5581 / e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org