|Gearing Up For Last Day Of Extreme 40s Racing In Cardiff||| Print ||
September 2, 2012
I was back sailing again yesterday after having to take Friday off due to a small injury. But it was another great day on the water for Team GAC Pindar as we moved up the leaderboard back onto the podium with one more day of racing left.
Photo: copyright Team GAC Pindar 2012
The morning's session was again held for corporate sailing as the wind slowly built for the races starting at 2pm. By the start, the wind was around 12-15kt gusting a little higher. We again had eight races to add to the score board. Our worst race being a 6th coming after an OCS. Otherwise our scores ranged between a 2-5. Andrew Walsh, our skipper, did a great job of getting us off the startline which allowed us to round the first mark in the top four or five with an opportunity to pass a boat or two from there. The racing again was close and wild just as expected with gusts dropping down onto the course.
Today is the last day of racing with the winds forecast to be a little lighter in general. The course is similar everyday, a reaching start from down by the city, then looping back a little farther out. The racing will be about finding the wind and connecting it all around the race course.
The Race Course
Photo: copyright YachtsandYachting.com 2012
Racing continues through Sunday. You can follow Team GAC Pindar on their Twitter and check out the results on the regatta website.
Anna: 4D's: "Dream,Desire,Dedication,Discipline"TM
Team Maclaren: 3P's: Passion...Performance...Perfection...TM
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.