US SAILING Communications Manager
NEW ORLEANS, La. (November 10, 2011) – Teams got a late start to racing today on day one of the U.S. Women's Match Racing Championship, hosted by Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans, La. Only two flights were completed on Lake Pontchartrain.
Skippers Genny Tulloch (Sausalito, Calif./Houston, Texas), Sally Barkow (Nashotah, Wis.), and Kaitlin Storck (New Orleans, La.) positioned their teams well for the Round Robin stage by going 2-0. See Thursday’s results below:
Storck def. Dellenbaugh
Roble def. Lovell
Tulloch def. Bienvenue
Barkow def. Grimm (DNS)
Lovell def. Dellenbaugh
Barkow def. Bienvenue
Tulloch def. Grimm (DNS)
Storck def. Roble
Racing began when wind speeds dropped below 20 knots at approximately 2:30 p.m. CT following a postponement, and teams raced without spinnakers. Breezes ranged from 16 to 22 knots for most of the day. This US Sailing National Championship resumes Friday morning.
For more information on the teams racing at this year’s U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship, read the preview.
Liz Hall Gaston at the 2011 U.S. women's Match Racing Championship at Southern Yacht Club by US SAILING
For more information about the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship, sponsored by Rolex Watch U.S.A., Gill North America and Old Pulteney Single Malt Whiskey, visit the event website for standings, daily recaps, photos and more. For up-to-the-minute details from New Orleans, follow us on US Sailing's Twitter site.
The U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship is certified by Sailors for the Sea as a Clean Regatta.
• The U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship is an ISAF Grade 3 event.
• The racing venue will take place on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain, NNE of New Canal.
• The intended time of the first attention signal on Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 13 is 10:00 a.m. CDT (subject to change).
• The event will consist of Round Robin racing and Knock out series stages.
• The course will be windward/leeward with starboard roundings, finishing downwind.
• Perpetual Trophies will be awarded for first and second place: The Allegra Knapp Mertz Trophy, emblematic of the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship; and the Mrs. Charles Francis Adams Memorial Trophy, emblematic of the Runner-up position.
• US SAILING medals will be awarded to the skippers and crews placing first through third.
• The winning skipper will be awarded an automatic invitation to the 2012 Buddy Melges Challenge.
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 us at 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. For more information, please visit us at 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/orcontactLanceJonesatGillNA, (678) 730-5581 / e-mail: email@example.com.
Old Pulteney Single Malt Whisky
Old Pulteney Single Malt Whisky is crafted at Pulteney Distillery in Wick, Scotland. The distillery was founded in 1826 by James Henderson at the height of Wick’s herring boom. The distillery lies in the heart of ‘Pulteneytown’, which was one of the most important and biggest herring fishing ports in Europe.
Old Pulteney Single Malt whisky has a long standing association with the sea and is known as the “Maritime Malt.” Its carefully crafted taste carries the windswept and rugged character of the North, the salty and fresh air of the North Sea, and the distillery’s rich maritime heritage runs through every drop of this fine malt. For more information on Old Pulteney please visit http://www.oldpulteney.com/.