Second At Worlds
June 30, 2012
We won the Silver medal at the 2012 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championships today!! We advanced to the finals by defeating fellow American's Team Barkow 3-0, but went on to lose a tight series to overall Champions Team Audi Match Race, (FIN).
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.
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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