Rendezvous in Rio de Janiero

Almost First at the Snipe Women’s Worlds
Madrid, Spain – September 29, 2008 – I just wrapped up the Snipe Women’s World 2008 Championship in Roquetas de Mar, Spain, where my crew, Kathleen Tocke and I finished a very close second overall. The event was four days long, with three days of sailing. We had at least one race in every condition. However the majority were in about 14-16 knots of breeze. There were nine races total with two drop races. Twentythree teams competed from Spain, Japan, Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Uruguay, Poland and USA. The racing in the front of the fleet was very close and made for an exciting end to the regatta.

Our American team at the opening ceremony

Nominated for Rolex World Sailor of the Year
Roquetas de Mar, Spain – September 22 2008 – Great news! I have been nominated for the 2008 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award. ISAF announced the nominees today and I was honored to be selected as a finalist.

Rochester Match Race Victory

Halifax, England – September 16, 2008 – It’s been a busy past couple of weeks, but I finally got back racing last week and it felt good to be at the helm again when I competed in the US Women’s Match Racing Championships in Sonars at the Rochester Yacht Club, in Rochester, NY. I had an excellent team sailing with me; Ali Church, Molly Vandemoer, and Liz Bower. We sailed a very good regatta and came out on top.

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