FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jake Fish
US Sailing Communications Manager
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (September 15, 2012) – Saturday’s racing decided who will reach the Finals of the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club. Genny Tulloch and Nicole Breault will square off in Sunday’s Final series. A win for Tulloch would mark her third Allegra Knapp Mertz Trophy.
Tulloch (San Francisco, Calif.), a two-time U.S. Women’s Match Racing Champion, is sailing this week with Margaret Shea (Wilmette, Ill.) and US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider teammates Jennifer Chamberlin (Washington, D.C.) and Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wis.). They have yet to lose a race this week. They won the final flight today and swept their Semifinal series, 3-0, over Shala Lawrence (San Diego, Calif.) to advance to Sunday’s Finals. Team Tulloch was 15-0 in Round Robin action.
Breault (San Francisco, Calif.) advanced to the Finals with a 3-1 win over Andrea Cabito (Alameda, Calif.) in today’s Semifinals. Breault’s crew consists of Evan Brown (San Francisco, Calif.), Casey Williams (Belmont, Mass.), and Julie Servais (San Diego, Calif.). They were 11-4 in Round Robin play; three of those losses came against Tulloch.
Sunday's Finals will be a first to three points series. Racing begins at 10:30 am PT.
#1 Tulloch 1 1 1 - 3
#4 Lawrence 0 0 0 - 1
#2 Breault 0 1 1 1 - 3
#3 Cabito 1 0 0 0 - 2
#5 Hayes 0 1 0 0 - 1
#6 Cooper 1 0 1 1 - 3
Round Robin Results
Round Robin 3 Flight 5: Hayes def. Breault; Lawrence def. Cabito; Tulloch def. Cooper
Round Robin 3 Flight 4: Tulloch def. Breault; Cabito def. Hayes; Lawrence def. Cooper
Round Robin 3 Flight 3: Tulloch def. Cabito; Breault def. Cooper; Lawrence def. Hayes.
Round Robin 3 Flight 2: Tulloch def. Hayes; Cabito def. Cooper; Breault def. Lawrence.
Round Robin 3 Flight 1: Cooper def. Hayes; Tulloch def. Lawrence; Breault def. Cabito.
Round Robin 2 Flight 5: Breault def. Hayes; Cabito def. Lawrence; Tulloch def. Cooper.
Round Robin 2 Flight 4: Tulloch def. Breault; Hayes def. Cabito; Lawrence def. Cooper
Round Robin 2 Flight 3: Tulloch def. Cabito; Breault def. Cooper; Lawrence def. Hayes
Round Robin 2 Flight 2: Tulloch def. Hayes; Breault def. Lawrence; Cabito def. Cooper
Round Robin 2 Flight 1: Hayes def. Cooper; Tulloch def. Lawrence; Breault def. Cabito
Round Robin 1 Flight 5: Tulloch def. Cooper; Breault def. Hayes; Cabito def. Lawrence
Round Robin 1 Flight 4: Tulloch def. Breault, Cabito def. Hayes; Lawrence def. Cooper
Round Robin 1 Flight 3: Tulloch def. Cabito; Breault def. Cooper; Hayes def. Lawrence
Round Robin 1 Flight 2: Tulloch def. Hayes; Cabito def. Cooper; Breault def. Lawrence
Round Robin 1 Flight 1: Cooper def. Hayes; Tulloch def. Lawrence; Breault def. Cabito
Saturday’s Racing Notes
Racing began this morning at 11:30 am PT on San Francisco Bay.
Breezes ranged from 11 to 12 knots this morning and built up to 20 knots in the afternoon.
This US Sailing Championship is a Qualifying Event for the 2012 ISAF Nations Cup Regional Finals.
The Principal Race Officer this week is Bartz Schneider.
For results, standings, photos and more information on the 2012 U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship, please visit the event website at http://championships.ussailing.org/Adult/USWMRC.htm.
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