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Tulloch Wins Third U.S. Women's Match Racing Championship
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (September 16, 2012) – For the third time in four years, Genny Tulloch has won the U.S. Women’s Match Racing Championship. Tulloch and her crew were dominant this week by winning all 21 matches they raced. They put the finishing touches on this fantastic four-day event by winning 3-0 over Nicole Breault in today’s Finals.
Tulloch (San Francisco, Calif.) was challenged in today’s first race. Breault had a lead early and was in control. However, Breault lost her lead when she over shot the first mark, picked up a foul, and took extra tacks. Tulloch went on to win by a couple boat lengths.
After a compelling pre-start in race two, Tulloch approached the starting line in control by exposing Breault to bad air and forcing her deep in the box. Tulloch took a two boat length lead off the line and never looked back. Tulloch won race two by eight boat lengths.
Breault notched another penalty on the pre-start of race three. Tulloch took a three boat length lead early and eventually won by 10 boat lengths to clinch the championship.
Tulloch sailed this week with Margaret Shea (Wilmette, Ill.), Stephanie Roble (East Troy, Wis.), and US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider teammate Jennifer Chamberlin (Washington, D.C.). Breault’s crew consisted of Evan Brown (San Francisco, Calif.), Casey Williams (Belmont, Mass.), and Julie Servais (San Diego, Calif.).
“It feels amazing to win this championship in my home waters,” said Tulloch. “It was really cool for us to join forces this week. Everyone did a great job and proud of this team for how they all came together.”
For full results, final 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.
#1 Tulloch 1 1 1 - 3
#2 Breault 0 0 0 - 0
#3 Cabito 1 1 - 2
#4 Lawrence 0 0 - 0
#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
Sunday’s Racing Notes
• Racing began this morning at 10:30 am PT in 11 knots of breeze. Wind speed built throughout the afternoon.
• Teams raced in J/22s this week.
• This Championship was hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club
• 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.
• The Event Chair is Peggy Lidster and Suzy Leech is the U.S. Women's Match Racing Chair.
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