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June 30, 2012
A Taste Of Yesterday's Crazy Conditions
Photo: ISAF Sail To Connect Facebook 2012
The day's racing started around 9am after a few delays to fix the boats. Our first series against Team Barkow was a tight series too. In total we ended up sailing four races in the series, but due to an incident in the second race, Team Barkow were deducted a point. So even though they won race three, the scoreline ended at 3-0.
After a very quick rotation into our finals' boat, racing got underway around 1:30. We had some very close races with the Finnish team, with lead changes on most legs, but ultimately they got the better of us and took the series 3-0.
(Photo: ISAF Sail To Connect Facebook 2012)
Obviously we wanted to win the regatta and are a little disappointed with the small mistakes we made that cost us in our races. Silja, Silja, and Miksu sailed a fantastic series from start to finish, and we want to say a huge congratulations to them for winning this year's World Championships.
We are about to head to the official awards ceremony and then tomorrow it is back to Weymouth for more training.
We would very much like to thank our Title Sponsor, Maclaren, our Gold Level Sponsors 11th Hour Racingand Laser Performance, and our Bronze Level Sponsors Carmeuse, Trinity Yachts, Chicago Match Race Center, and Sperry Top-Siderfor their continued support of our campaign for the 2012 Olympic Games. We would also like to thank St Francis Sailing Foundation, CISA and SDYC Sailing Foundation, and US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider and its sponsors for their continued support. Also, thank you to our private donors. Please remember that any and all donations/contributions to our campaign should be made payable to Sailing Foundation of New York, in the memo write 'Anna Tunnicliffe' and send to Sailing Foundation of New York (this one is tax deductible); or to Anna Tunnicliffe (via PayPal). (Please follow the links for more information. Thank you.)
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Representing the USA, Anna Tunnicliffe won the Gold Medal in the Women's Laser Radial dinghy at the 2008 Olympic Games in Qingdao, China. Anna was the ISAF world's Number One-ranked women's Radial sailor from April 9, 2008 to May 2010. She was voted 2009 & 2011 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year. Now Anna, skipper of Team Maclaren, has teamed up with Molly O'Bryan Vandemoer and Debbie Capozzi to take on the world and go for Gold in 2012 London Olympic Games in Women's Match Racing and the team is currently ranked #1 in the ISAF WMR rankings.