|4th Overall At Act 7, Extreme Sailing Series||| Print ||
October 21, 2012
It was a tough day on the water today, the final day of racing at Act 7 of the Extreme Sailing Series here in Nice, France. However,Team GAC Pindar held onto their fourth place overall rank in the regatta despite a few challenging races.
Anna hiking over the edge looking for the wind
Photos: copyright Lloyd Images 2012
The day was very similar to yesterday with regards to conditions. The race track seemed a lot more connected today given that the teams were more familiar with the conditions and the course area.
As a team, we struggled with a few of our starts making it a little difficult to position ourselves towards the top of the fleet at the top mark and the nature of the course and the racing rather limited the passing opportunities, so it was a matter of picking up a point here and there when the opportunity presented itself. That said, the boys did a great job of making the boat go fast, and the boat handling and team work was very good.
After racing, teams derigged as much as they could while the boats were in the water and then 'called it a night' on the boats before heading to Alinghi's skipper's, Ernesto Bertarelli's, yacht for a regatta get-together. We would like to thank him and his family for hosting us on his beautiful yacht after a long week of sailing.
This was the 7th of eight events in the series, with the last event to be held in Rio, Brazil, December 6-9. The overall standings are close for the top four teams, but unfortunately we are the fifth place team. However, Team GAC Pindar will be aiming for the regatta podium and ending the season on a high note.
You can check the overall scores for both the regatta and the series online at 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.