FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jake Fish, US SAILING
POINT RICHMOND, Calif. (June 29, 2011) – After Tuesday’s slow start to the U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship (USJWSC) in Laser Radials, racing finally ramped up Wednesday on San Francisco Bay. The field of 56 finished four races today after just one yesterday. Consistency has paid off for Christina Frost (Nokomis, Fla.) who leads by six points.
Frost finished with a 5-1-8-7 line Wednesday after posting a third place finish in Tuesday’s race. Kelly McGlynn (Flourtown, Pa.) trails Frost by six points. Kaitlyn Baab (Saratoga, Calif.) is in third and nine points back. Madison Gates (Sarasota, Fla.) is 10 points behind the leader.
Racing began this morning at 10:05 a.m. PDT in overcast conditions and 8 knots of wind in race two. Breezes picked up to 10 to 12 knots in races three and four, and in race five the wind picked up to 15 knots. After race three, the Race Committee moved the entire race course south, past Angel Island for steadier winds. Race five had two general recalls and by the end of the race there was light to medium choppy conditions on the bay with a swell coming through.
The USJWSC is hosted by Richmond Yacht Club in Point Richmond, Calif. For standings, recaps, photos and more details about the U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship, please visit the event website at http://championships.ussailing.org/Youth/USJrWomensSinglehanded.htm.
The U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship is sponsored by LaserPerformance, Gill North America and Switlik, and supported by the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Trust.
The U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship is an open event… Competitors are between the ages of 13 and 18… A total of ten races are scheduled. Three races must be completed to constitute a complete championship. When fewer than six races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores. When six or more races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her race scores excluding her worst score… Racing begins each day at 11 a.m. (subject to change)… Racing will take place on San Francisco Bay in the vicinity of Southampton Shoal… US SAILING Championship medals will be awarded to competitors who finish first through fifth… The C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Sportsmanship Prize will be awarded… The championship is a Sailors for the Sea - Clean Regattas certification event.
The United States Sailing Association (US SAILING), the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and growth 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 .
LaserPerformance is a global company formed from a merger between Vanguard Sailboats and Performance Sail craft Europe. LaserPerformance is the world’s largest supplier of recreational and high performance sailboats. LaserPerformance products include the Sunfish and the Olympic class Laser, two of the most recognized brands in the sailing world. LaserPerformance has offices in Portsmouth RI (US), Long Bucky (UK), Melbourne (AU), Middle East (UAE), and Hong Kong. For more information on LaserPerformance, call 401-683-0960 or visit their web site at www.laserperformance.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 .
About Clagett Trust
Support for the U.S. Junior Women's doublehanded Championship is made possible in part by funds provided by the late C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. to perpetuate his unwavering dedication to Junior Women's Sailing. His support is in memory of his late wife, Nancy Leiter Clagett, a world class sailor, and of Ida Lewis, the heroic daughter of a lighthouse keeper. This support is intended to encourage young American women to enhance their sailing ability, with emphasis on sportsmanship, by providing the opportunity to compete in national-level competition with guidance from high-level coaching. Tom Clagett's family continues to assist in fulfilling his vision.