FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jake Fish
US Sailing Communications Manager
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (September 14, 2012) – Friday was another day of stellar sailing conditions and outstanding skill demonstrated by the competing teams at the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship, hosted by St. Francis Yacht Club. The final four flights of the second round robin and the first four flights of the third round robin were completed.
Two-time U.S. Women’s Match Racing Champion Genny Tulloch (San Francisco, Calif.) and her crew continued their triumphant ways through the second and third round robins. Tulloch and her crew won all eight matches sailed today to go 14-0 through two days of racing. She is sailing with is sailing with Margaret Shea (Wilmette, Ill.) and US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider teammates Jennifer Chamberlin (Washington, D.C.) and Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wis.).
Despite dropping all three matches to Tulloch so far this week, Nicole Breault’s (San Francisco, Calif.) team has 11 points. They were 6-2 today. Breault’s crew consists of Evan Brown (San Francisco, Calif.), Casey Williams (Belmont, Mass.), and Julie Servais (San Diego, Calif.).
Up to Date Round Robin Results:
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
Friday’s Racing Notes
- Teams raced in lighter breezes at 7 to 8 knots this morning
- At mid day, big wind shifts occurred and wind built up to 11 knots
- Later in the afternoon, after Flight 5 in Round Robin 2, breeze continued to build and the race committee extended the course by .4 miles
- Racing begins at 11 am PT on Saturday
- 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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